Scamming the scammers -- catching the virus call centre scammers red-handed





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Published on Feb 20, 2012

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Ever have one of those calls from the other side of the world where the person at the other end of the phone claims your PC has got a virus and they can fix it up for you? I had one recently and played along with the operator while recording the episode, right up until they want to take remote control of the machine. But it left me wondering; what happens once they get control? So I decided to call them back and let them do *whatever* they wanted while recording both screen and audio.

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The first time the ammyy site is loaded up, you can see in the top right the warnings about call scammers for christ sakes. it's about 21:00 minutes in… You have to be an absolute nob sack to fall for this crap!
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Who was he giving his phone number to? Consuela from Family Guy?
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90% of the video is giving a phone number xD
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passwords.txt lol
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Eddy W
Richard is a surprisingly fitting name (Because he's a dick)
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This one guy said my OS (linux) was a virus. I hung up. 
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things start at 18:20 btw
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You should pretend to be your own tech support service and cold call one of these tech support centers telling them you've detected a virus on their computers and network.
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Skyrim Bandit
hippiddy hoppitus
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it took me a minute to realize the wallpaper was Rick Astley
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