Windows support scammers are back online. Sending a small number of calls as we all get back to our day jobs.
Here is a small “Broadside” campaign to knock out a number that was reported to me this morning. Some of these calls are really long. Obviously at some point they know it’s a bot, but rather than hang up, they stay on the line. I wonder if they’re not allowed to hang up?
This will be even funnier when we have bots designed for this scam. For now, the regular bots are having fun. You can listen along here.
I have received these calls before on several occasions. As a computer tech I immediately knew this was a scam. I play along for my entertainment and Just when they think they have me on the hook I UNLOAD on them. At that point they usually start cussing me out. One scammer was so pissed off he called back several times and hung up.
Well done! Now, if we can AUTOMATE that process, imagine how productive you can be while my bots waste their time.
Most of these bots are using filler phrases like “yeah? …. uh-huh? … hello?” for most of the conversations. These call centers seem to have more background noise than most other calls- maybe that’s setting off the bots?
My favorite one of these was they directed me to a URL and I IM’ed a friend who took out their server instantly. While playing dumb they had me go to a different URL with a different server and we took that one out too. Reported the domain names to the ISPs after the fact and got those taken down too. It was a good day for the good guys.
I now get “no routes” found when calling the 18885854041 number above. Missions accomplisthed. Well done
Have you considered voice recognition and AI responses?
One of these popped up in my browser today. The number is 1 855 223 0391. BTW, I donated to the cause and will donate again when you attack these guys.