Is it normal to feel excited when scammers get arrested?

I am like " FUCK YEAH they've been caught ", I jump with joy with cartwheels, I know this is a dumb thing to rejoice but they deserved it and I don't care if they die in prison and nor will I empathise or sympathise with them.

Is It Normal?
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  • Yeah those and thieves

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  • I take some gratification from stories like that, but my reaction isn't as extreme as yours.

    I recently read a very nice story about how an encrypted phone system called An0m has been brought down with hundreds of arrests in sixteen different countries and the seizure of 32 tons of drugs, 250 firearms, 55 luxury cars, and more than $148M. What's hilarious is that the whole system was a sting right from the start in 2019.

    The FBI and the Australian police paid one of the developers of the system to install a hidden back door and master decryption key in the service. Twelve thousand specially adapted (and supposedly very secure) phones with the app were distributed, and crooks paid $1,700 for a phone and six months subscription to the server.

    And every single one of the 27 million messages sent by the crooks using the phones was covertly copied to law enforcement servers and readable by the cops.

    Recently, I've been getting regular robo-calls claiming to be from the UK Department of Work and Pensions and saying that my National Insurance Number has been suspended (for US-based readers, this is as ridiculous as being told that your Social Security Number has been suspended).

    When I'm in the mood, I press 1 so I can take up the offer to speak to one of their officers who will help me resolve the issue. Invariably, it's someone with a strong Indian accent, and I start off by asking after their family and saying I hope that Modi's incompetence hasn't resulted in them getting Covid. Then I go on to ask them if their mother and father are proud of their son for spending his days stealing from people, ask them if they believe in Karma, and what impact they think their thievery is going to have later. Usually, they hang up around this point.

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  • Hell yeah! I'm right there with you! Scammers are the scum of the Earth!

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  • A lot of scammers prey on vulnerable people, so yeah, its normal not to sympathize with them.

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    • Precisely, it doesn't matter if you're rich, or poor, or what race, or religion you are scammers love to hit vulnerable people! Scammers of the the human equivalent of vultures. I really hate how scammers love to hit young students, the elderly, immigrants and people who are in debt, and so on, and so on... scammers are evil as far as I'm concerned!

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      • One of the types of scammers I find annoying are the ones with robot voices that keep calling pretending to be a non existant company that is owed money. I block one number and the next day another pops up regurgitating the same robotic message. I then block that new number, and the next day another new number calls with the same message. At some point I just stopped picking up my phone if I didn't recognize the number. I wonder how many people fell for their scam.

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        • I always freak people out a little, because if I don't recognize the number, or it's not in my contacts this is how I answer the phone, "hello, who's calling please"?

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          • I was once told that if I answer the spam call, it lets the scammers on the other side know that my number is active and once they know that, they'll call my phone more. I don't know if it's true or not though. XD

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