Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: Scammers

  1. #11
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Last Seen
    Today 09:24 AM
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Age
    30
    Posts
    6,046
    Personality
    genestarwind
    Wong
    10,015,801
    Since my original post nearly two months ago the YouTuber I linked to has done some great work. He managed to fool a scammer into installing an exploit that allowed him to view the scammer's entire screen and other scammers' screens in the same building (if I recall correctly) even after the scammers have restarted their computers. This was ongoing for a few weeks at least and he could view all of the lists the scammers created, listen in on phone calls, and subsequently get in contact with their victims including this one:



    He has given the scammers' information to Indian authorities who claim to be cracking down on scam operations across India.
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

    Anime and Steam info

    Anime-Planet.com - anime | manga | reviews



  2. #12
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Last Seen
    Today 06:33 AM
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Age
    26
    Posts
    905
    Personality
    lordhazanko
    Wong
    8,680
    They claim to be cracking down but unfortunately I think enforcing laws like these internationally when you don't know the exact identities of those carrying out the scamming will be dodgy at best. Not sure how international law treats this type of thing. I remembered this thread and came back because i've had 2 scam calls today alone.
    "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

  3. #13
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Last Seen
    5th April 2019 04:09 PM
    Posts
    171
    Wong
    2,178
    I once received an email from supposed to be PayPal and asking me to key in my username and password to verify my account. Good thing I noticed that the email address of the sender lacks the letter "L" from service@intl.paypal.com

  4. #14
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Last Seen
    Today 09:24 AM
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Age
    30
    Posts
    6,046
    Personality
    genestarwind
    Wong
    10,015,801
    I was going to create a thread about cold callers but realised this rather old thread already exists, and since probably most (of course, not all, but they're all slimy bastards either way) cold callers are scammers of some sort I figured I'd just bring this back.



    These guys' stupidity never ceases to amaze me but this was something.

    Woman: Is it true that you were recently in a car accident?

    Me: Um... y-yes, I was. Half of my body was torn off, so... I'm in a bit of a fix!

    Woman: Oh, hold on...


    (Whispering heard while the woman was probably thinking, "Awww yeah, bonus comin' right my way!")

    Man: Hello sir, please could you describe the accident you mentioned to my colleague. Can you provide any details about the injury?

    At this point I just thought "Sod it" and hung up. Could they really not tell I was just taking the piss?

    While I hate these sub-humans, sometimes I do enjoy playing along. Especially when the call charges are coming out of their wallet. Besides, it helps me deprive them of time that would otherwise be spent swindling other people.
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

    Anime and Steam info

    Anime-Planet.com - anime | manga | reviews



  5. #15
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today 03:20 AM
    Posts
    1,304
    Wong
    1,746
    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    These guys' stupidity never ceases to amaze me but this was something.

    Woman: Is it true that you were recently in a car accident?

    Me: Um... y-yes, I was. Half of my body was torn off, so... I'm in a bit of a fix!

    Woman: Oh, hold on...


    (Whispering heard while the woman was probably thinking, "Awww yeah, bonus comin' right my way!")

    Man: Hello sir, please could you describe the accident you mentioned to my colleague. Can you provide any details about the injury?

    At this point I just thought "Sod it" and hung up. Could they really not tell I was just taking the piss?

    While I hate these sub-humans, sometimes I do enjoy playing along. Especially when the call charges are coming out of their wallet. Besides, it helps me deprive them of time that would otherwise be spent swindling other people.
    "If you could just jog my memory about the accident I'll be glad to help."
    [nonsense in the background]
    "Oh yeah, it was awful, I'd just started my drive to work and..."
    [shaggy dog story about how I was tearing along an open road at 220mph only for my back tyre to blow out causing me to smash into a barrier at high speed]
    "Haha fucko I was playing a videogame."
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

  6. #16
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Last Seen
    Today 03:28 AM
    Posts
    1,345
    Wong
    30,534
    I recently contacted a bank on Twitter. I think it was like a month or so ago. I didn't start an account with them and went with another bank instead.

    Ever since then, I have been getting scam e-mails warning me about issues with "my bank account" via the bank I DIDN'T sign with. I am certain this is proof that Twitter sells our details to people because I don't use my main e-mail for much of anything so I can spot stuff like this fairly quickly.

    Anyone else experiences anything like this dealing with social sites?

  7. #17
    ProfileAchievementsGamer StatsInventoryLikes List
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Last Seen
    Today 06:33 AM
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Age
    26
    Posts
    905
    Personality
    lordhazanko
    Wong
    8,680
    Quote Originally Posted by KorinKitty View Post
    Anyone else experiences anything like this dealing with social sites?
    Nope, I've never been tracked/targeted as such. I tend to think that most brands want me as far away from them as possible.
    "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •