Then two (three?) days after reading this, I fell for it.
This guy requested that someone edit the title of his YouTube video. I thought he meant the actual title, so I asked how I’d access the account. (Temporary password or remote assistance.)
He then puts me over to another website with a list of free editing software. I thought I understood then. Ah! An introductory title for the video proper! Gotcha.
No, he says the title above the video. I got suspicious, but asked if he meant the metadata. (The title you see in the internet browser tab.) I sent him examples of what I meant and he claimed that it was too small to see, but asked me to do his impossible job anyway.
I refused to accept the job since I wasn’t understanding his requirements and his begging was getting ridiculous (once a seller says no, isn’t it proper to just move on?), then I reported his YouTube video. Won’t be my fault if his video gets flagged or removed. My time is more valuable than his precious clicks.
In fact, I bet they would stop wasting our time real quick if their videos were at risk of being removed.