Scammers are all over the place, and pro wrestlers and their fans are often a target. That also speaks to the current state of the world, and how there are so many people out there who are trying to make a quick dollar at any cost. Sadly, Ryback was a victim of one underhanded online operation.

During recent live stream, Ryback explained how he was conned out of $2,000. He actually got off lucky, because the scammers wanted $7,000 at first.

It seems that Ryback turned to scammers to help him with his social media issues. After all, he’s tired of being shadow-banned on so many platforms. After adult film star Phoenix Marie assured Ryback that this scammer helped her in the past, The Big Guy sadly paid the two grand to a scammer who didn’t do anything buy ask for more money.

“The scammer guy, I gotta shoot him a message. So, Phoenix Marie told me there’s this guy who might be able to help me. His name is Yao Cabrera. He’s from Brazil, he does some YouTube comedy stuff. She goes, ‘he should be able to help you with your accounts. She started giving him money, and he was giving her more views on Instagram. I go, ‘are you sure?’ She says she’s sure.”


“I message him, and he’s got a whole team of people, so it’s a scammer. I’m talking to someone who claims it is him, but it wasn’t him, but the real guy reached out to me later. Anyway, I gave him two grand, and they wanted seven, but I gave them two to start out, and he was supposed to help with YouTube and TikTok and Instagram.”

“I talked to him beforehand and said that I don’t need fake followers, I need my accounts fixed, and he said ‘yes we deal with all of these companies.’ I go to Phoenix again, and I ask if they’re sure, because typically these people are scammers, and she said ‘No, swear he fixed my account.’ Anyway, I give him money, and they immediately start asking for more money.”

Ryback was scammed out of that money, but hopefully, he will be able to get that cash back. If anything, he certainly learned a lesson that scammers are everywhere. This is certainly a shame, because Ryback obviously had a bit of trepidation before pulling the trigger on such a large invoice.

Hopefully, Ryback can file some sort of dispute on that payment. After all, banks will protect their customers from scammers. For more on this story, and many more, stay tuned with us here at Ringside News.

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Transcription by Ringside News

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Felix Upton

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