Trump White House Officials Fall For The Perfect Email Prank

Trump White House Officials Fall For The Perfect Email Prank

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One prankster just proved that anybody can be the victim of an email scam. Even White House officials.

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The British "email prankster," who goes by @Sinon_Reborn on Twitter, recently duped White House officials into believing he was not only their colleagues, but in the case of Eric Trump, his own brother.

Using fake email addresses like "[email protected]" and "[email protected]," @Sinon_Reborn was able to get the likes of Eric Trump, Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's Russian ambassador pick Jon Huntsman, and even Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert to respond.

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He then tweeted out the exchanges for all to see.

Most of the victims didn't seem to catch on.

Like Jon Hunstman, for instance, who believed he was taking to Eric Trump:

Then there was Scaramucci, who was baited into a heated dialogue with a fake Reince Priebus:

According to CNN, Scaramucci replied, "You know what you did. We all do. Even today. But rest assured we were prepared. A Man would apologize."

He also replied later, telling the fake Priebus to "read Shakespeare":

As for Bossert, a cyber security expert, the prankster played the part of Jared Kushner, inviting him to "a bit of a soiree," which Bossert gladly accepted, even giving out his personal email address unsolicited.

When asked if he was afraid of being arrested, @Sinon_Reborn later mused on Twitter:

The only one to catch on rather quickly was Eric Trump, who, after a few exchanges, told his fake brother: "I have sent this to law enforcement who will handle from here."

As word of the pranks spread, Twitter users were amazed:

Sadly, the prankster promised he wouldn't be pranking the White House staff anymore:

It was fun while it lasted:


H/T: Buzzfeed, CNN, Twitter

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