frogboy

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Interested in finding out how fake telephone tech support scams work? Well, grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage, and prepare to be educated, entertained, and horrified.
Chances are that you or someone you know has gotten a call from someone claiming to be from "Windows technical support" phoning up to tell you that you "computer has a virus" and offering to remove it for you - for a fee.

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Now I don't know about you, but I've never had the time (or patience) to play along, so I've always been curious to find out how the conversation pans out.

Well, if you're interested in finding out what happens, grab a cup or glass of your favorite beverage, fire up YouTube, and prepare to be educated, entertained, and horrified.

Troy Hunt, security expert, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, and the brains behind the Have I been pwned? data breach service, takes the time to show us exactly what happens.


Full Article. Here's how fake telephone tech support scams work | ZDNet
 

_CyberGhosT_

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I have drug out and lead on so many of these callers that honestly I think I am on a blacklist somewhere
telling them to avoid calling me :) They are fun to play with, but yes dangerous for the beginner or novice
to their tactics.
Awesome share FrOg