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    Re: Phone scam

    So is that what that phone call was all about? I got 6 missed calls from that phone number just last week and I thought it was someone I know. But there was no voice mail left so I decided to look up the phone number to find out who's behind the calls.

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    Re: Phone scam

    I also pulled up http://www.callercenter.com/253-802-0308.html where several complaints are posted against the caller. Apparently, this scammer has been calling a lot of people and it's a great wonder why he's not yet behind bars.

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    Re: Phone scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Daisy View Post
    Oh I saw your thread Paddy. I even posted in it.
    I was talking about this thread. In which thread did you post?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Daisy View Post
    Thanks for the link; it made an interesting read.

    Quote Originally Posted by okinawa View Post
    … it's a great wonder why he's not yet behind bars.
    I read about one time when the scammers were found (in India). They just shut up shop before any action could be taken against them, and I presume that they started elsewhere.
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    Re: Phone scam

    It actually might be interesting to get this call and it might be educational on what would happen.

    I would boot up Windows that I have in VirtualBox and do what they ask to see what the end result would be.

    Also to possibly see where there IP is originating from.

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    Re: Phone scam

    Quote Originally Posted by The Spectre View Post
    It actually might be interesting to get this call and it might be educational on what would happen.
    Already done!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Spectre View Post
    Also to possibly see where there IP is originating from.
    One poster suggested reverse-hacking. I wouldn't have the faintest idea of how to do that, but wouldn't it be great if you could let the scammer in to your (virtual) Windows machine — and at the same time hack a bunch of viruses into his computer!
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    Re: Phone scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    I was talking about this thread. In which thread did you post?
    That's the one.

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    Re: Phone scam

    Quote Originally Posted by codingman View Post
    I hate hackers.

    *Oh, and piraters too*
    Don't be hatin' on hackers!

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    Re: Phone scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Daisy View Post
    Don't be hatin' on hackers!
    That depends on whether you mean "people who play with computers" or "people who steal other people's data or act in other malicious ways".
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    Re: Phone scam

    I'm sure the fine folks at 419eater would be willing to take this scammer for a whirl if you could convince him to call one of their "baiter" phone numbers.
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    Re: Phone scam

    They've phoned my other half and she told them she uses Linux (that's my girl), I want them to phone me, I've got a windows 95 laptop they could play with.

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