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39 Arrested in Tech Support Scam Crackdown: Microsoft
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CameronRobertson
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CameronRobertson,
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12/13/2018 | 10:14:08 PM
Scam game
Scammers have been doing this job for decades so they are getting better as we speak. Look at the percentage of victims who became vulnerable just over a phonecall. We need to be vigilant at all costs because only we have control over our own security. When money is concerned, always remember to withhold as much information as possible.
ThomasMaloney
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ThomasMaloney,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/11/2018 | 11:27:57 PM
Recognization is key!
Honestly, I'm really not surprised at how many of these scam centres are popping up. It seems like every other day I'm getting a new type of phishing email or some other long lost aunt who wants to bequeath to me a few million dollars. The good thing about this deluge of fakes is that it's becoming easy to start recognizing the patterns of their trickery. I think people will be a lot more well informed as they see how easy it is for these people to try and scam you...
Mike Fowler
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Mike Fowler,
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12/3/2018 | 5:09:40 PM
Re: Good to see
I couldn't agree more Reisen.  They have been operating with (seeming) impunity for far too long.  I hope this is the first of many such operations.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
12/3/2018 | 1:49:02 PM
Good to see
I have received a few calls from a Tech warning me about my system - usually yell back and curse.  An associate of mine tries to upload ransomware to THEIR system and/or leave then on hold for 45 min.  GLAD these scum got arrested.  The AVAST scam is particularly bad. 


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