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Submission + - Scamming the scammers – catching the virus call centre scammers red-handed (troyhunt.com) 1

troyhunt writes: "It seems those scammers who keep cold-calling unsuspecting victims in an attempt to convince them their PC is infected with viruses just won’t let up. The scam is now rampant across the globe and it often ends with innocent victims being parted with cash for “fixes” they don’t need and their machine being left in a state where it can be remotely controlled at the scammers’ will. But this time the tables are turned; the entire episode is caught on video including the software products installed by the scammer and his attempt to extract payment from the “victim”. The video wraps up after the call is over with a look at what was installed and what the “problems” actually were."

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