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Turning the Tables on a Tech Support Scammer

Bothered by the ever-increasing prevalence of tech support phone scams? When you have some time to listen, check out the Reply All podcast’s two-part “Long Distance” show. It documents host Alex Goldman’s efforts to track down the company and people behind an Indian call center that tried to scam him.favicon follow link


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc  2017-09-30 11:31
How about the short answer? Did he find them or not? I get calls from faux "Windows" tech support, with an Indian accent, regularly. At one time I tried to talk with the guy, explaining that I knew his call was a scam. Needless to say he didn't appreciate it, especially when I told him it was bad Karma to make such calls. Now I just hang up, on the Windows scams and the "You've won a free trip...." calls as well.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2017-09-30 21:05
He flies to India and meets the guy. :-) But the story is well worth listening to.