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2081 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 19 Jan 2021 at 4:35 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-19 4:46:20 PM  
Watched his videos in the past, this guy is awesome. His best bit is when he modulates his voice like a granny and actually maintains the persona as he explains what he's doing to the viewer. Everyone should watch at least one or two of these to learn more about how phone scammers work.
 
2021-01-19 5:15:23 PM  
Highly recommend Jim Browning too. He hacks scammers and takes down their entire systems.
 
2021-01-19 5:43:48 PM  
Cliff Notes version:  WHY DID YOU REDEEM IT!?  WHY DID YOU REDEEM IT!? NOOOOOO!  I REDEEM IT!  I REDEEM IT!
 
2021-01-19 5:49:42 PM  

Hell Poodle: Highly recommend Jim Browning too. He hacks scammers and takes down their entire systems.


The vids where he hacks their security cameras are incredible.  Scammer Revolts is another good one.  He kept one guy on the phone long enough to download their entire database then wiped their system.
 
2021-01-19 5:50:51 PM  
If I had three wishes, one would definitely be to be able to make scammers heads actually asplode.
 
2021-01-19 6:11:52 PM  
UUUUUULLLLLDDDDD BEEEEEETS!
 
2021-01-19 6:19:15 PM  
JFC, that video is pure gold. That last call had me in tears!
 
2021-01-19 6:23:21 PM  

Boojum2k: If I had three wishes, one would definitely be to be able to make scammers heads actually asplode.


If you have a relative nearby with dementia you can make them wish their heads would asplode.
 
2021-01-19 6:36:30 PM  
Would like to see less than 24 minutes TLDW. Would also like to see what the scam is. Redeem what? What is he doing? Is he actually making 500 bucks from the scammers, cuz I'll sign up for that.
 
2021-01-19 6:50:18 PM  

LadySusan: Would like to see less than 24 minutes TLDW. Would also like to see what the scam is. Redeem what? What is he doing? Is he actually making 500 bucks from the scammers, cuz I'll sign up for that.


Having been a fan of Kitboga for years, I was going to synopsize it, but decided it's better fully watched.  My words could not do justice to his form of poetry.
 
2021-01-19 7:07:40 PM  
I kept one guy on speaker for an hour while I was working, had to put it down for a video call.  The guy stayed on the line for 15 more minutes.
"Someone used your financial info to rent a 2009 Corolla in Texas, it was found near the border with traces of blood and cocaine."

/will watch later
//would drone strike these farks.
 
2021-01-19 7:12:29 PM  

LadySusan: Would like to see less than 24 minutes TLDW. Would also like to see what the scam is. Redeem what? What is he doing? Is he actually making 500 bucks from the scammers, cuz I'll sign up for that.


No, he isn't - because that's legally scamming - even scamming scammers.  You can fark with them all you want, but if you use deception to make a profit off them, you've got a legal problem.  And you've recorded it and posted it for everyone to see the evidence.

/"Turnabout is fair play" seems applicable here ethically, but it's useless as a legal defense
 
2021-01-19 7:13:02 PM  

LadySusan: Would like to see less than 24 minutes TLDW. Would also like to see what the scam is. Redeem what? What is he doing? Is he actually making 500 bucks from the scammers, cuz I'll sign up for that.



He has designed a fake Google Play site and "redeems" fake cards. When the scammers hitch onto his computer to see what he's doing, they see the fake site. Everything he does is blocked off and controlled so there's no real money involved, but the scammers don't know that. They tell him to go get gift cards and his usual thing is to fake "redeeming" them on his own (fake) account instead of on the scammers' real account. They lose their minds because they've spent ridiculous amounts of time talking to him, usually posing as an old lady, as he "drives to the store" and "talks to the clerk" and "buys the cards" and "drives home". He strings them along for hours, sometimes, and then caps it off with them not getting anything for their efforts. Meanwhile, sometimes he gets things from them like connections to their network where he can grab their data or hijack their closed circuit cameras.

But it's all fake on his end. There's no real money, usually.
 
2021-01-19 7:28:20 PM  
Kitboga? Checks link yep. Very entertaining and informative. I gather he got into honeypotting scammers after his late grandmother got scammed for  couple grand. His 36 hour series was good.
I also like Scammer Revolts especially when he pulls out the rubber chicken and calls them benchodes (so?)
 
2021-01-19 7:44:07 PM  
Before the diabetes, depression, and disability, I used to run the boiler room callers around in circles. I'm not in this guys league, but when they tried to get me to agree to accept whatever they were selling, I'd tell them the truth. "I am not qualified to make that decision. Only the owner can, and he's not in right now." Also, never say "yes" to any question they ask. They will try to you a clip of you saying it to prove you agreed to something you didn't. Using "That's correct" annoys them.
 
2021-01-19 7:49:48 PM  

WilderKWight: LadySusan: Would like to see less than 24 minutes TLDW. Would also like to see what the scam is. Redeem what? What is he doing? Is he actually making 500 bucks from the scammers, cuz I'll sign up for that.


He has designed a fake Google Play site and "redeems" fake cards. When the scammers hitch onto his computer to see what he's doing, they see the fake site. Everything he does is blocked off and controlled so there's no real money involved, but the scammers don't know that. They tell him to go get gift cards and his usual thing is to fake "redeeming" them on his own (fake) account instead of on the scammers' real account. They lose their minds because they've spent ridiculous amounts of time talking to him, usually posing as an old lady, as he "drives to the store" and "talks to the clerk" and "buys the cards" and "drives home". He strings them along for hours, sometimes, and then caps it off with them not getting anything for their efforts. Meanwhile, sometimes he gets things from them like connections to their network where he can grab their data or hijack their closed circuit cameras.

But it's all fake on his end. There's no real money, usually.


Wow, thank you.  Seriously.  I had no idea what I was watching.
 
2021-01-19 7:54:29 PM  
Kinda expected James Veitch, but this is good too.
 
2021-01-19 7:57:23 PM  
This cat has wasted some of my time too, as I laughed at his grandma pushing all the right buttons schtick.
 
2021-01-19 8:24:11 PM  
The website 419eater has been doing this for years.

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2021-01-19 9:11:48 PM  

skyotter: Wow, thank you.  Seriously.  I had no idea what I was watching.


See, the standard way these scams work is they call someone up, hopefully someone old or stupid or both, and tell them that they owe money to so and so, like the IRS, and they must pay immediately or else.  They'll tell them stuff like if they hang up they'll get a warrant out for the person who owes money, etc. and in order to pay they need to go to someplace like Walgreens and get one of the prepaid visa cards or whatever and give them the number once it's activated.

I think this guy does the online fake "Warning!  Nortan Antivirus have detected a virus on your computer! Call now and click here to clean your computer!" pop up ads.
 
2021-01-19 9:13:58 PM  

LrdPhoenix: I think this guy does the online fake "Warning!  Nortan Antivirus have detected a virus on your computer! Call now and click here to clean your computer!" pop up ads.


Oh, and these always involve a remote desktop computer takeover type program that let's them see and do things on your computer.
 
2021-01-19 9:55:39 PM  
The hero I never knew existed or cared about.

Program the numbers for the handful of people and businesses you "talk on the phone" with and ignore every other call.
 
2021-01-19 11:26:49 PM  
I have always hated phones and talking on phones, partly because I once worked in a call center and then managed that center, and I don't like or use my cell phone much except for texting occasionally with my family.

But the one thing that the smart phone revolution enabled I MASSIVELY approve of is:  There is no expectation that a phone call will be answered.

Before then, if the phone rang and you were home, you answered it. That's why there was such an outcry about tele-marketing calls "during dinner" back in the day.

Now, if you call someone, the idea you will actually get that person, especially if you are cold calling, is non-existent. Now if you don't answer a call, no one thinks you are rude - you're smart, or just normal.

I really love ignoring my phone when it rings after I check the number and then deleting the voice mail. I really really love it.
 
2021-01-20 1:19:47 AM  
Didn't click the link but my fav video he did is the angriest scammer with the dude "Steve". The scammer screams so much I'm surprised he didn't stroke out.
 
2021-01-20 3:16:57 AM  

silvervial: Before then, if the phone rang and you were home, you answered it. That's why there was such an outcry about tele-marketing calls "during dinner" back in the day.


CSB about 1998 when the Belgian telecom market was opened up. My parents had no intention to switch to one of the new providers. I was a teenager, but my voice was already deep enough to be mistaken for my father on the phone. So I would pick up the phone and hear the regular pitch: "Our records show you're still a customer with Belgacom (the state owned company). Can I tell you about ..." My reply was always: "I'm sorry sir/madam, we don't own a phone", and I hang up. My only regret is that I didn't get to see their faces.
/CSB
 
2021-01-20 4:51:53 AM  

SleepySheaBear: Didn't click the link but my fav video he did is the angriest scammer with the dude "Steve". The scammer screams so much I'm surprised he didn't stroke out.


Steve was Kitboga's top pick too. "Steve's day was ruined. In fact, when I called the next day he was nowhere to be found. The call center was still functioning, but there was no sign of Steve. I never was able to hear from him again and sometimes I wonder if maybe that was a tipping point for Steve."
 
2021-01-20 5:00:05 AM  

NathanAllen: The hero I never knew existed or cared about.

Program the numbers for the handful of people and businesses you "talk on the phone" with and ignore every other call.


There's always at least one guy in every telemarketing scam thread who acts like the contacts list is some secret solution even though literally everyone who doesn't rely on their phone for a living already does this.
 
2021-01-20 11:54:52 AM  
Pro tip..... A lot of the Indian sounding ones are real mama's boys. It must be cultural. I like to go with

Do your parent know you are a scammer?
How embarrassed are they by their son?
Does your mother cry knowing you can't get a real job and have to be a criminal?
I guess you will never get married.
. . .
 
2021-01-20 1:12:22 PM  
Malcolm Merlyn is similar. He has fake Trump and Hillary viruses taking over his computer.

I'm not sure how they get scammers to go along with it for so long. When I try to screw with them, they hang up within 5 minutes.
 
2021-01-20 5:58:11 PM  
Could he please do something about the gorram extended car warranty scammers - they call my phones like 3-4 times a day.  I bought a brand new phone with a new number recently, and I started getting the calls on that one within 48 farking hours.
 
2021-01-20 9:46:26 PM  

Any Pie Left: Could he please do something about the gorram extended car warranty scammers - they call my phones like 3-4 times a day.  I bought a brand new phone with a new number recently, and I started getting the calls on that one within 48 farking hours.


They've probably been calling your new number for years - I'm sure you aren't the first person to use that number.
 
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