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I remember reading this story on the internet a few years ago. It told the story of how humans defeated an alien invasion using scams. There were no characters, it was more like a documentary piece. One of the events that I remember had to do with humans using a phony telethon and I think the Nigerian scam to make money behind the aliens back. The story incorporated several famous internet scams in it.

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    Using the Nigerian scam on aliens is a new one! I hope you find the story. My +1! – Rebel-Scum Jun 13 '18 at 6:23
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I've found it. It is called Planetary Defences by S. R. Algernon, it can be found here

Turns out it wasn't a documentary, but a subordinate describing events to his superior.

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