Author Topic: In which a scammer poops his pants  (Read 661 times)

Offline Daedrus

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In which a scammer poops his pants
« on: August 13, 2013, 05:39:16 PM »
Got a cold call today by a "tech support" scammer with a funny accent saying my Windows PC was "receiving error logs." I managed to drag him out for an entire hour pretending to be an idiot with a very slow computer. Then I fired up a (monitored) XP virtual machine. Managed to waste the fellow's time for another hour. And then I informed him that I did not, in fact, have a Windows PC, that this was a Linux household, and inquired as to how many ripoffs I'd deprived him of today.

Then I read off the IP address and associated area he'd tried to get into the VM with, and gently suggested "Run, motherfucker" and immediately hung up.

(I decided to send the data I'd gathered to the proper authorities so they could make themselves useful. Probably was using Tor or borrowed internet, maybe both. If I'd so much as caught one UDP packet I'd be marching to war right now and inviting world+dog...)
« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 05:41:27 PM by BastardWizard »

Offline Craig

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Re: In which a scammer poops his pants
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 06:01:20 PM »
I love it when a plan comes together. Well done!!! Scammers are the worst kind of human
I love cake, and HAMMERS