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Turning the tables on tech support scammers

In this video, Jim Browning (previously at BB) calls back a tech support scammer, knowing what not to do and what to say to lure them into making revealing mistakes. Browning also appears to be a gifted hacker, presumably knowing of security flaws in the remote desktop software that scammers tend to use, giving him free rein on their machines. He’s quite willing to expose the details, call them in person and mess up their operations — I laughed like a drain when he got into the scammer’s PayPal and started issuing refunds to victims.

I got an ‘invoice’ email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop. No links… just a phone number. It’s a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were. Enjoy! I have had to blur certain portions of his video because of YouTube’s privacy policy (yes, even scammers can lodge a privacy complaint), but if you’re a $3+ Patron of mine, you can see the unblurred version on this platform. I have also created an unblurred version on D.Tube here: TBA… it’s uploading :) Catch me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JimBrowning11 @JimBrowing11 A note to YouTube: The unblurred information is publicly available already e.g. https://www.zaubacorp.com/company/COM… If can possibly sponsor me, this is my Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/JimBrowning If you can sponsor a one-off, this is my PayPal link: https://paypal.me/JimBrowningYT Many thanks if you can support me!

The video is amazing: when he calls the scammers directly, tells them their real names and home addresses, and puts it all to them, it’s like one of those unsettlingly calm Liam Neeson revenge calls from the movies. I keep waiting for him to demand to know where his daughter is.

“You’d better start speaking English very quickly.”

SOURCE: BOING BOING