Windows "tech support/virus" scam

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  1. saugeye killah

    saugeye killah No need rope hold up pants.

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    Got a call from these fucks today. Had fun messing with them for about 10 minutes before they threw in the towel and hung up. Wish I had been prepared though, I could have come up with something better.

    Anyone have any experience with these scammers, or suggestions how to troll them?
     
  2. AznCezi187

    AznCezi187 Brown Belt

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    My dad got a call from them the other day. Luckily I was home and overheard the conversation and told him to hang up instantly.

    Also, how did you fuck with them lol?
     
  3. Fight Professor

    Fight Professor Gold Belt

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    I know a guy who set up a virtual machine, installed a keylogger and let the scammer log into it. The scammer immediately went to a gmail account. At that point the guy disconnected the scammer, logged into that gmail account because the password was captured by the keylogger. Then he changed the password and sent a lot of inappropriate replies to a bunch emails in there.

    He was getting several of those calls a week on his cell. They have not called him since.
     
  4. BillBlueski

    BillBlueski Green Belt

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    Shine them on. Pretend like you're clueless and go through the steps (without installing anything or telling them anything about your machine, of course).


    I have messed with them twice and they also end up just hanging up. Makes me wonder what their game is, if they never ask for money, etc... They just hang up. Kind of weird.

    On another note, scammers of this degree, who prey on the elderly, etc... should be locked up indefinitely. Why in the fuck, after someone has proven that they are unfit to live in a free society, would we allow them live, in a free society?

    If you're of age (say 27+) and you actively scam, steal, etc... you have blown your chance IMO. Locked up, in prison, for the rest of their lives. Who in their right mind would oppose this? Other than the shit bags getting locked.
     
  5. vallik

    vallik Blue Belt

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    i do onsite computer repairs and the amount of older people scammed by these calls is amazing

    had one end with the bank calling the guy saying did you authorize a 270k transaction to an account in India

    in the past month ive seen they are even encrypting data on hard drives which cant be undone documents, pictures ect gone

    social engineering at its finest....

    ive had the calls a few times myself which is always entertaining
     
  6. markulous

    markulous Black Belt

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    My wife got one of these calls and luckily is smart enough to realize that something sounded fishy. They called her twice and at first she ended up telling them to call me because I work at a help desk and would know what the do but they got really pushy and she just ended up hanging up on them both times.


    I was trying to figure out something to do to screw with them and this is a pretty good idea. Granted, the virtual machine may not be a true sandbox, but it'll probably contain anything that those guys have. That would be pretty funny to see.
     
  7. oldshadow

    oldshadow Steel Belt

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    I say take a hammer to their hands so working any key board is impossible for the rest of their lives.
     

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