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Trolls Are Scamming PS5 & Xbox Series X Scalpers For Revenge

A subreddit has been set up to troll PS5 and Xbox Series X scalpers in hilarious ways.

The PS5 and Xbox Series X are sold out everywhere. The overwhelming demand has also led to scalpers picking up consoles to re-sell at a much higher price.

People are finally fed up with scalpers hoarding and reselling new games consoles. Now they’re trolling them to get revenge.

Why Are Scalpers Being Trolled?

PS5 and Xbox scalpers are extremely unpopular as many people desperate to get their hands on the new consoles in time for Christmas. Scalpers buy the consoles with no intention of using them, which stops people from buying them at a normal price.

Many people have also been tricked by scalpers and never received the console they paid for.

Xbox Series X Scalpers

Who Is Trolling the PS5 and Xbox Scalpers?

The subreddit r/scamthescalpers was set up by people who are annoyed at scalpers and want to get back at them. Scalpers are making it extremely difficult for people to buy consoles, after all.

The trolls on Reddit are setting up fake deals with PS5 and Xbox scalpers and are arranging to meet them to buy the console. However, they won’t show up.

The trolls usually set up a very inconvenient place to meet and then just sit at home and wait. Sometimes the scalpers catch on and return home and other times they send angry messages once they realize they’ve been scammed.

Either way, the PS5 or Xbox scalper’s time has been wasted. There are also other creative ways scalpers have been trolled on the page.

The top post in the subreddit shows a PS5 scalper who really shouldn’t have posted his phone number. The troll posted a Craigslist ad with the scalper’s number so they got loads of calls and texts from random people.

If these trolls continue with their scams, then maybe scalping could be a thing of the past and everyone could buy a PS5 or Xbox series X.

While these trolls won’t stop until the scalpers do, there is also hope that the UK government might introduce measures to stop scalpers.

If you haven’t managed to buy a PS5 yet, you might still be able to get one before Christmas. Now is the best time to upgrade to next-gen too. PS5’s new update makes cross-gen upgrades so much simpler.

Most importantly, don’t let scalpers bring you down. Some of the best games are getting cheery Christmas updates, including a whole load of free festive items in Cold War.

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Friday 15th of October 2021

The parent companies are just as much to blame. In 2021 we have methods to ensure only legitimate customers have access to drops. The retailers can as well and Microsoft and Sony should be making sure they are not strong arming their customers with terrible bundles or expensive memberships as well.

William Korotkov

Monday 11th of October 2021

These scalpers deserve deserve to be scammed and need jail time there nothing bu low lives


Tuesday 11th of January 2022


Or maybe you could get a job and add value to society instead of being a leech. Sorry, not sorry, scalping should be illegal. If you aren't buying it to use it yourself, let someone else buy it FFS. I can't believe this is even an issue, but I guess everyone wants to make a quick buck without adding any value. My mother would beat my ass if I told her this is how I was making a living, or that I was doing this at all. You should be ashamed of yourself.


Saturday 8th of January 2022

@Stephen, cry some more scalper