Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Veteran
    bash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Ontario Canada
    Age
    22
    Posts
    4,531
    Rep Power
    60
    Points
    1,736 (4,812 Banked)
    Items FuturamaLinuxBlizzardUser name style

    A fake anti-virus scammer calls a security researcher...this ensues



    http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/c...ls_a_security/

    LOL, that guy is such a retard.

    BTW I can't believe such a thing exists. I never heard of anything like this. I feel really bad for people who aren't very teksavvy that fall for this.
    2010 Lethal's FF League Champion

  2. Likes TreKKiker likes this post
  3. #2
    Supreme Veteran
    keefy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    The Sock Gap
    Posts
    18,198
    Rep Power
    129
    Points
    66,528 (0 Banked)
    Items Gran Turismo 5Michelle MarshDoomid SoftwareCommodore 64Metal Gear Solid
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I have heard of scams like this but don't actually know anyone that falls for them.

    As fo colde calling I just send them away or hang up, if I do need the thing they offer I will contact them.

  4. #3
    Master Sage
    Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bowling
    PSN ID
    I'll let you know.
    Posts
    13,091
    Rep Power
    110
    Points
    22,185 (0 Banked)
    Items Olivia WildeArnold SchwarzneggerPearl JamSylvester StalloneScarlett JohanssonAC/DCAppleLegend of ZeldaBruce WillisNintendo 64Gran Turismo 5PlayStation
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Justice feels great. I hope he's in jail now. Getting ass-raped with USB sticks and Anti-virus malware bytes.


  5. #4
    Elite Member

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Age
    38
    Posts
    1,525
    Rep Power
    57
    Points
    4,023 (0 Banked)
    Items PlayStationSteam
    I get calls like this. Always some Indian fellow insisting he's from Microsoft and that my computer is uploading virii.
    I usually just tell them of course it is I write them.

  6. #5
    Supreme Veteran
    keefy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    The Sock Gap
    Posts
    18,198
    Rep Power
    129
    Points
    66,528 (0 Banked)
    Items Gran Turismo 5Michelle MarshDoomid SoftwareCommodore 64Metal Gear Solid
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Using these programs they are directly connected to your PC so you should be able to find their IP out quite easy I think.

  7. #6
    Master Sage
    Lebowski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bowling
    PSN ID
    I'll let you know.
    Posts
    13,091
    Rep Power
    110
    Points
    22,185 (0 Banked)
    Items Olivia WildeArnold SchwarzneggerPearl JamSylvester StalloneScarlett JohanssonAC/DCAppleLegend of ZeldaBruce WillisNintendo 64Gran Turismo 5PlayStation
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I really wanna teach myself all these methods they're using to steal information from innocent people. I wanna learn every trick in the book in case it happens to me, I can counter-attack them. And I wanna learn this the legal way.


  8. #7
    Apprentice
    Monte666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    PSN ID
    Themolaculeman
    Posts
    163
    Rep Power
    20
    Points
    882 (0 Banked)
    Someone called my dad last night saying his computer had a virus and it was imperative that they check it. My dad is 84 and doesn't have a computer the person had the nerve to try and argue with him

    Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk 2

  9. #8
    Supreme Veteran
    keefy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    The Sock Gap
    Posts
    18,198
    Rep Power
    129
    Points
    66,528 (0 Banked)
    Items Gran Turismo 5Michelle MarshDoomid SoftwareCommodore 64Metal Gear Solid
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by Monte666 View Post
    Someone called my dad last night saying his computer had a virus and it was imperative that they check it. My dad is 84 and doesn't have a computer the person had the nerve to try and argue with him

    Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk 2
    That is hilarious.


    Is this type of scam more common in USA than other coutries?

  10. #9
    young rich and tasteless
    squirrelbo1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    London
    Age
    23
    Posts
    16,768
    Rep Power
    135
    Points
    16,383 (0 Banked)
    Items ChelseaPS3 Fat
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I've had these calls before. Told him I ran ubuntu. He said what ? Laughed and hung up

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    "Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life"

    Quote Originally Posted by dc89 View Post
    If this makes time travel possible I'll go forward in time voluntarily to get my hands on CoD34 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. They come out in the same year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Seahawkk View Post
    I dont think i could take a dick, 1. im not gay and 2 one time i stuck my finger in my butt to see how it felt and i wasn't very pleased with the experience

  11. #10
    Apprentice
    Monte666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    PSN ID
    Themolaculeman
    Posts
    163
    Rep Power
    20
    Points
    882 (0 Banked)
    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    That is hilarious.


    Is this type of scam more common in USA than other coutries?
    I don't know about the entire USA but my dad's in Utah and Utah mormans steal each other blind. Lots of scams in this state

    Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk 2

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
vBCredits II Deluxe v2.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2010-2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.