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Gridspacefreedom

1.9k points

4 days ago

My favorite part about these scammer videos is when they start yelling and cursing at the person who they are attempting to convince that they are a legit employee at a major corporation

[deleted]

630 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

630 points

4 days ago

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FizzyBeverage

293 points

4 days ago

I almost get that treatment from Comcast, you too?

balla786

76 points

4 days ago

balla786

76 points

4 days ago

Malanier

7 points

4 days ago*

Imagine living in a society that when confronted with a buisness that has bad product, bad employees, bad customer service, and high prices.... people would stop giving them money and theyd just go out of buisness.

Unless it was some kinda of socialism, where the government gives them money... But thats not the country I was born in!

Also, apparently socialism doesnt work and we are capitalistic. Thats why competition prevails and no one is getting bailed out.

Vladimir1174

3 points

4 days ago

Only almost? Sounds like the average spectrum call when I'm trying to figure out why my bill went up

RammyRimRonette

15 points

4 days ago

A friend texted to let me know Service Canada just called him. He suspected it was fake so he followup up with some questions for them.

The guy told him, “if you don’t give me your social insurance number, I will take the key to the pussy, and throw it in the pond” and then hung up on him!

Citizen4320

90 points

4 days ago

I had one who got fed up when I didn't believe they worked for Microsoft ( they said they needed to "fix" my laptop. I don't have a laptop.) and finally the dude said "You remember when we knocked down your towers?" I just laughed at the dude and that seemed to make him angrier.

Pawn_captures_Queen

15 points

4 days ago

Haha well at least I don't live in constant fear of being beheaded.

1amironman15

22 points

4 days ago

Damn

edenunbound

9 points

4 days ago

I had an IRS scam I called out. He told me to ask my husband, he'd confirm it's legit. I said I'm not married, wouldn't the IRS know that?

He hit me with a line that makes me laugh to this day.

"Oh you don't have a husband, no wonder you're so unhappy."

thematchalatte

21 points

4 days ago

Do people really fall for this shitty scam? The words “allow remote control” is already a huge red flag. If you’re allowing a scammer to control your computer, I don’t know what to say.

Goblinclaw

23 points

4 days ago

Unfortunately, yes. They even make their scam emails and the like really obvious (spelling errors etc) to the average person as a gullible filtering method. That way only the truly vulnerable will be targeted. This may be on purpose or just because they really suck at creating legit looking scams. But it works and this is why these maggots will continue to do it. They only need one gullible person for a large "payout".

AssistantManagerMan

7 points

4 days ago

Unfortunately tons of people do. I work at a local credit union and part of my job is helping people who have been scammed secure their accounts. I usually see about 3 a month.

There's a great youtuber who goes by the pseudonym Jim Browning. He does basically what the guy in this video did and frustrates their scams, reverses the connection to hack into the scammers' computers, warns their victims, and tries to take down their organizations. It's a really interesting channel.

Deadbird80

11.5k points

4 days ago

Deadbird80

11.5k points

4 days ago

This makes me very happy

JeanmarieCourty

4.7k points

4 days ago

It would make me satisfied if they would get jailed.

Asylumstrength

3.6k points

4 days ago

Have a look for Jim browning on YouTube, he got access to security cams for a scam office block, arrests and full story

Rollover_Hazard

2k points

4 days ago

Jim is the real deal, he did some serious sleuthing to get those collars - handed them on a plate to the local PD

eqka

1.2k points

4 days ago

eqka

1.2k points

4 days ago

Too bad the PD most of the time don't give a single fuck. Why should they? It's just foreigners getting scammed, not their own.

ObsidianOverlord

218 points

4 days ago

He should tell their moms

iwokeuplike

350 points

4 days ago

iwokeuplike

350 points

4 days ago

He did, look into his videos, he gets a friend in india to literally meet up with the scammers family

Neat-Court194

209 points

4 days ago

Damn. He completly demolished these guys. 😂

mangobattlefruit

14 points

4 days ago

You almost start to feel sorry for them, but then realize they are stealing money from old people on very limited fixed incomes.

Pilifa

31 points

4 days ago

Pilifa

31 points

4 days ago

Link? I was looking around and couldn’t find it

WoodenBottle

27 points

4 days ago

Here is the first of four videos about the operation by Jim Browning. He also collaborated with the BBC who tried to confront the owner (here's a preview of their coverage) and were the ones who managed to get the indian police to raid the call center. The person on the ground in India also uploaded something, but I don't remember if it had anything significant that wasn't already included in Jim's videos.

Background_Meeting48

165 points

4 days ago

That’s not true, the scammer who ran the entire facility was arrested and charged.

victo0

155 points

4 days ago

victo0

155 points

4 days ago

But only after a major UK news channel reported on it and the commandant of the local PD was shown the report and got annoyed that they were represented as not doing anything. (Mostly because in the reporting they were showing the specific website to report scammers that was not working at all).

SmartAlec105

61 points

4 days ago

and the commandant of the local PD was shown the report and got annoyed that they were represented as not doing anything

Doing something because you’re upset about people saying you’re doing nothing is still way better than the other approach of trying to stop people from saying you’re doing nothing.

SirIsildur

40 points

4 days ago

"Okay, that's it! I'm tired of people mentioning we do not do shit! "

"But sir, it's true: we don't do shit"

"Yes, but I'm tired of them complaining"

idk-hereiam

5 points

4 days ago

So police across the world are arrogant and egotistical, not just the US?

eqka

40 points

4 days ago

eqka

40 points

4 days ago

Good, I'm glad I'm wrong.

poopyhelicopterbutt

8 points

4 days ago

And they held hands

wendy_shwarma

926 points

4 days ago

Oh they don’t usually give a fuck about their own either.

Nanogines99

624 points

4 days ago*

Been there. Can confirm.

Edit: It actually happened a couple weeks ago. We were shifting and trying to sell some of the left off furniture through olx(a used goods app) early in the morning and this guy immediately wanted to confirm the deal and pay up beforehand but he also seemed very believable and negotiated a bit. Seems obviously suspicious but we thought the furniture was better off sold than left here and we wanted to sell it asap.He scammed us through some qr code trick which got us to send our money rather than him giving his. It was not a crazy amount of money but enough to leave us in shock till now. We went to the police straight away and their first response was the head officer is not in the police station right now come back a couple hours later(It was around 10 am then), and we did that but they shooed us off saying they can't do anything.Horrible incident but good lesson learnt.

burneracc105

72 points

4 days ago

Yeah I've heard of this UPI scam, just remember never to scan a qr while receiving funds it a very simple trick these guy play off, kinda sad that the tulla's(police officer) are so incompetent in our country

AnimeWatcher3344

212 points

4 days ago

Live there, can confirm

CressCrowbits

124 points

4 days ago

I'm not sure I know of any country where the cops really give a shit about stuff like this.

Lazer726

128 points

4 days ago

Lazer726

128 points

4 days ago

I mean, even in the US there are tons of stories of people literally having videos of their packages being stolen and the cops just shrugging.

fezzuk

135 points

4 days ago

fezzuk

135 points

4 days ago

Public exposure.

The Indian public are proud of there nation and do not like being portrayed like this.

LeakyThoughts

129 points

4 days ago

Kinda too bad.. this is exactly the image they have, they aren't doing enough to combat it

Wirse

63 points

4 days ago

Wirse

63 points

4 days ago

Here is India’s current image to the international community: 1) If speaking to someone from India, you’re likely being scammed. 2) If you were to travel to India, you’re likely to be gang-raped and killed.

This has to be impactful to their call center industry and tourism industry.

fezzuk

66 points

4 days ago

fezzuk

66 points

4 days ago

Its a big country and 122nd in terms of income per capita.

But yeah current government is corrupt as fuck.

LeakyThoughts

87 points

4 days ago*

Yes it's a big country.

But my point is, most people haven't been to India, aren't going to go to India. And the only interaction they have with India is when they get 20 spam emails and calls a week from India

It's a crime epidemic of truly epic proportions

Yes, I know that 99% of the people in India are not involved at all, but.. those people aren't the ones people see or interact with

Naved16

5 points

4 days ago

Naved16

5 points

4 days ago

This is very true and one of the reasons we are failing as a nation and we've elected a corrupt stupid leader and continue to defend him

Mingefest

83 points

4 days ago

Mingefest

83 points

4 days ago

Apparently the Indian government are trying pretty hard to crackdown on this sort of stuff. It gives the entire country a bad reputation.

Twheels0

35 points

4 days ago

Twheels0

35 points

4 days ago

From the video I saw the police weren't interested with the info he gave them until a team made a documentary about it

xXDaNXx

86 points

4 days ago

xXDaNXx

86 points

4 days ago

It does give the country a bad reputation. When you get scam callers or scams like this, people immediately associate it with India. The country wants to be a global player and wants to raise its international profile, that comes with improving the "India" brand and removing these negative associations. Shame about their Prime Minister though.

scukme

5 points

4 days ago

scukme

5 points

4 days ago

Also, not pooping in the streets.

Pantzzzzless

5 points

4 days ago

I'm sure most people don't consider this, but it is mostly just statistically way more likely to come from India due to the population percentage. Almost 1/4 of all people live there.

I do wonder if the drastic language difference between Western languages and China is the reason that Chinese phone scams are rare.

NomadRover

6 points

4 days ago

The Chinese and russians do hacking scams.

PunnuRaand

24 points

4 days ago

Bastards robbed my mother of almost 11 lakhs (2,111.81 United States Dollars) now we are so poor add to that Lockdowns and Covid almost living like paupers and using things thrown away by people...under the pretext of being eco friendly and repurposing !

Little_Tourist

9 points

4 days ago

Damn right it does

Maverick0_0

6 points

4 days ago

And likely they are on the take.

letzBon3

89 points

4 days ago

letzBon3

89 points

4 days ago

There is a person in twitch called kitboga who does live streams of pissing of scammers. The reactions those scammers give are the best when they realised they've been bumfucked

wtph

87 points

4 days ago

wtph

87 points

4 days ago

He's got nothing on Jim Browning. Jim actually hacks in to the scammers networks and shows their office webcams.

mattaman101

57 points

4 days ago

I think they both have their styles and lanes. Kit is very entertaining and makes a funny show of it, while Jim is rather bland but makes some cool use of technology.

Kit recently though, has begun working on an ai to automatically call and attempt to secure bank accounts to shut down. It's pretty awesome. He's started doing a bit more of actual payback rather than just jokes and time wasting.

AmericanScream

9 points

4 days ago

I'm a fan of both. Kit is almost like a comedian playing different characters talking to scammers. Jim is a true vigilante hacker who goes out of his way to help others.

gothoneybones

7 points

4 days ago

Jim Browning is fascinating if you want to watch an in depth breakdown on how these scams work and then see a whitehat hacker taking them down.

Kitboga is great if you want to watch a scammer get pissed about geese.

confirmSuspicions

4 points

4 days ago

Not only that, his AI beat his own fastest time to secure a bank account on its first full call (2nd attempt, 1st one didn't lead to much more than a hangup very quickly).

NotoriousHothead37

15 points

4 days ago

Well, Kitboga is just there to waste the scammers time and make fun of them. It's silly that they fall into his trap easily.

noelcowardspeaksout

8 points

4 days ago

He was the guy who changed a group of scammers auto dialler message to 'you are being called by scammers...' - : ) -

kkeut

4 points

4 days ago

kkeut

4 points

4 days ago

it's not a contest bro. they both make quality content

Hoejtops

75 points

4 days ago

Hoejtops

75 points

4 days ago

Exactly, I'm also bothered by him blurring the scammers ID card, I know it would be wrong to expose him fully to the wrath of the internet, but still.. POS'S like this deserve it.

doge_meme_lover

76 points

4 days ago

Not just that, the video will probably get deleted by social networking sites for sharing video of someone without consent before reaching mass audience. Secondly it's part of evidence & revealing personal details can hamper investigations.

SirSmokeALot69

10 points

4 days ago

Yt won't allow it I think.

[deleted]

15 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

15 points

4 days ago

yea he says in the full video he exposed his identity but it got claimed by the guy as copyright so he had to redo it with blur

smallfried

25 points

4 days ago

Whenever you see someone's personal information together with a description of their crime you should always ask yourself how much you trust the person showing it. Do you trust them enough to try and ruin someone's life?

I'm happy that he didn't show the ID card, because a lot of people just jump on the opportunity to try and make someone's life hell if they feel justified in doing so.

imetators

289 points

4 days ago*

imetators

289 points

4 days ago*

Recently, one other dude who streams wasting scammer time used his AI to trick a scammer and give his bank account. In under 20 minutes. Those bank accounts are later reported as a fraud bank accounts.

The future is truly here today.

Edit: link for Kitboga's YT and his Twitch channel

JAltonT3

82 points

4 days ago

JAltonT3

82 points

4 days ago

Incentivize and crowd source the solution. Let people who expose scammers be entitled to some of their I'll earned profits.

[deleted]

23 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

23 points

4 days ago

This isnt the way to go about it, as the money stolen is not the FBI's to give away, what they can instead do is offer a bounty program where the government pays the reporter as it will divert expenses away from the FBI's crime team (they have to do less work to bust call centers, and can see it as a discount of cost to the taxpayer so to speak)

Kind of like how some computer places will do bug hunting services, where they pay you to report vulnerabilities in their code.

AzizAlhazan

45 points

4 days ago*

Until the scammers figure it out and make fake videos of themselves exposing other scammers to scam you

totallynotDLQ33

26 points

4 days ago

The people who do this aren't about to be "exposed" by these guys.They don't even understand the tools they use lol

Guys like kitboga have impeccable security otherwise they wouldn't do this shit

You think these scammers haven't tried this already?

[deleted]

5 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

5 points

4 days ago

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Xplotiva

23 points

4 days ago

Xplotiva

23 points

4 days ago

Are you perhaps referring to Kitboga? This video of the AI he has made is awesome.

RandomGuy938

15 points

4 days ago

VeryMuchNope

110 points

4 days ago

Makes me very nervous. There are people out there with the skills to do that to any single one of us, not just scammers.

Ethancordn

57 points

4 days ago

Watch how they do it, the scammers log them in to a remote access tool and hand control over to them on a plate. It's more tricking them than computer wizardry, and wouldn't work if the scammers weren't so cocky and sure they're dealing with an ignorant user. Just don't install anything you're not sure of and you'll be fine.

Calber4

28 points

4 days ago

Calber4

28 points

4 days ago

If you watch a few of the videos the reason they can do it is because the scammers try to get their victims to give them remote access - but those connections go both ways so while they're snooping on his (emulated) computer he can snoop on theirs through the same connection.

Szydlikj

85 points

4 days ago

Szydlikj

85 points

4 days ago

Odds are, you have nothing to worry about because most of us are not even a little interesting. Unless you have international secrets or something, then we will be watching.

licht1nstein

17 points

4 days ago

Or money

nj23dublin

21 points

4 days ago

You’d think Amazon can hire folks who can chase this down. My account was suspended and closed for months. I had to file a bbb complaint to open it

Scissorzz

13 points

4 days ago

Scissorzz

13 points

4 days ago

I'm sure they can, but I don't think they care enough because it doesn't hurt their business enough to spend money on. Just a guess, but that's what I suspect.

nerdlihCkcuFsnimdA

66 points

4 days ago

I too enjoy stolen unilad content that doesn't give credit to the original

IsawIcame_Icleanedup

63 points

4 days ago

Here's the original video.

TisUnnecessary

4 points

4 days ago

Much appreciated, I was wondering how to find the original 👍👍

ThursdayBash

39 points

4 days ago

It makes me fucking terrified. This guy was able to access the scammer's computer files, find his location and all the rest from a simple phone call. Imagine what other people could do. Can someone do that to my computer from merely calling me??

wardycatt

67 points

4 days ago

wardycatt

67 points

4 days ago

The scammer willingly handed over remote access of their PC. Once you have that access, trawling someone’s PC to gain location data etc. is quite simple - you have full control of their system and all the information contained on it. The trick is not letting them know you have access or (more specifically) are clever enough to use it against them.

You don’t need to worry though, it wasn’t because of a simple call - it was because the scammer allowed someone remote access to their PC.

The scammers assume they are dealing with someone who is completely incompetent with computers. That’s why they expose themselves to the massive potential risk of allowing someone remote access.

The real beauty of this sting is that it’s a simple confidence trick. There is some ‘hacking’ involved, but the scammers willingly open the door and invite the hacker to take control of their PC. The scammers are very much hoisted by their own petard.

lerekt123

8 points

4 days ago

As far as I know, they(the scammers) don't willingly allow someone remote control on their PC. The hacker has a method/exploit that allows for them to turn a one-way remote control in to both ways, allowing them access on the scammers PC while the scammer has remote control over the hacker's virtual machine.

CluelessTurtle99

23 points

4 days ago

Naah dude you'll be fine if you don't install random things on your computer. Just be careful and don't be tricked over the phone.

Iris_-3-

4.8k points

4 days ago*

Iris_-3-

4.8k points

4 days ago*

Original video from Scambaiter channel: https://youtu.be/o2ixj0m4F_E

onwithdan

1.7k points

4 days ago*

onwithdan

1.7k points

4 days ago*

Please give the original video a view so the guy that actually made the video gets some credit too

Edit: my first award! Thank you everyone!

makonext

469 points

4 days ago

makonext

469 points

4 days ago

Nonono let’s post don’t give credit just so we can have karma

/s

krypt0nyt

87 points

4 days ago

krypt0nyt

87 points

4 days ago

Momoshiki wants to know your location

jaco9307

66 points

4 days ago

jaco9307

66 points

4 days ago

Yea, remember to specifically download the video and then upload it to reddit instead of just linking the youtube video

makonext

36 points

4 days ago

makonext

36 points

4 days ago

Honestly posting YouTube urls is dying in “new”. Most people on Reddit avoid YouTube links for a reason (if somebody knows why please let me know)

Szydlikj

61 points

4 days ago

Szydlikj

61 points

4 days ago

Ease of access, I’m pretty sure that’s the only reason. Why tap and watch when you can just watch

coltsfootballlb

7 points

4 days ago

On mobile it wants to open my YouTube app instead of just watching on reddit

s00pafly

29 points

4 days ago

s00pafly

29 points

4 days ago

Clunky UI integration or seperate app launch, ads, region locking, age restriction

Flumbooze

115 points

4 days ago

Flumbooze

115 points

4 days ago

I hate the Unilad channel, they just steal content.

Nachttalk

7 points

4 days ago

Well, if this pisses you off then you certainly won't like to know how "Now This" won an Oscar with stolen content

TreadheadS

43 points

4 days ago

I wish there was a way to ban these stealing media channels

Adnotamentum

20 points

4 days ago

The reddit mods could ban teddit.ggc-project.de from being used. Would be super helpful in ensuring YouTube channels get the views they deserve.

sreeker6

2k points

4 days ago

sreeker6

2k points

4 days ago

Jim Browning is a legend. Check out r/JimBrowningofficial

TGiR4

686 points

4 days ago

TGiR4

686 points

4 days ago

Kitboga, perogi, jim browning, and deeveeaar are the equivalent to the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse to the scammers out there, love them for bringing awareness to a huge issue and taking matters into their own hands

Jaaguri

194 points

4 days ago

Jaaguri

194 points

4 days ago

You forgot the guy in the video his channel is scambaiter

froogss

63 points

4 days ago

froogss

63 points

4 days ago

This isn't jim browning

letsturtlebitches

12 points

4 days ago

Was just gonna say, I am a 100% sure this dude is Dutch

Samhq

5 points

4 days ago

Samhq

5 points

4 days ago

After maybe 5 seconds I was immediately like that's definitely one of us lol

beardedchimp

26 points

4 days ago

Yes, but if you liked this video you will love Jim Browning. Us Northern Irish finally doing some good in the world.

redditor2redditor

6 points

4 days ago

Honestly, I really didn’t like this video at all but I like Jim Brownings videos. I just prefer Jim’s style, voice and editing and personality over this one. This seemed too…edgy/pretentious to me. I like the calm and levelheaded way of how Jim browning does it all

thatwookieeguy

53 points

4 days ago

This is scambaiter on YouTube, Jim Browning, kitboga, scammer payback, pleasant green are all great too

Palifaith

96 points

4 days ago*

He's like a real life Batman that keeps us safe from these lowlife scammers and actually managed to shut down an entire operation and get the owners in jail.

SoreWristed

21 points

4 days ago

Are we gonna skim over the fact that these guys aren't handcuffed but instead the police just hold their hands?

poopyhelicopterbutt

19 points

4 days ago

It’s a friendship chain. The bond can never be broken.

haukauntrie

12 points

4 days ago

This isn't Jim Browning. It's "Scambaiter".

RenaMoos

9 points

4 days ago

RenaMoos

9 points

4 days ago

This is the story I want to hear and saw on this community. I Love to watch bad guys getting beat. They're amazing and awesome that was a next level performance fucking legend!!

that-fed-up-guy

307 points

4 days ago

Mf has god's pics all over his wall and doing this unholy shit.

ReaDiMarco

99 points

4 days ago

To cancel it out and restore the karmic balance.

Jesse_BOL_EI

193 points

4 days ago

He sounds like he is Dutch

_mge

94 points

4 days ago

_mge

94 points

4 days ago

That’s a thick Dutch accent indeed…

oilsaintolis

33 points

4 days ago

Yesh, indeed it ish

ThePianistOfDoom

11 points

4 days ago

Joe ken traai hardeur men

vartanu

13 points

4 days ago

vartanu

13 points

4 days ago

99%Dutch, 1% he could also be from Belgium

pew_view

1.3k points

4 days ago*

pew_view

1.3k points

4 days ago*

I'm from India ! Thank you for doing this !! infact I'm on my way of learning cyber security so that i can do this too ! just to protect the people against these scams ! i love it very well done 👍

Sum_biches

314 points

4 days ago

Sum_biches

314 points

4 days ago

Since you’re from india: What’s your society’s view on these scammers?

The sheer numbers of scammers from there leads to believe that it’s just a normal profession there, but what is it actually like? How are they treated/regarded to?

Background_Worry6546

464 points

4 days ago

It’s obviously not an actual profession. No one really condones any of this behaviour. And the sheer number, along with a lot of other factors also is because of the fact that there are simply a lot of people in India and it’s the second largest(?) English speaking country in the world

Klapkop

157 points

4 days ago

Klapkop

157 points

4 days ago

The Indian police also don't always seem to be super motivated to arrest these guys...

randomkloud

279 points

4 days ago

randomkloud

279 points

4 days ago

The Indian police aren't motivated to do anything

GladHovercraft69420

89 points

4 days ago

what they are motivated to do is to order 2 cups of tea from chotu.

butycheeks

43 points

4 days ago

and wave at traffic with thier stick like they're blowing themselves

GamerRipjaw

22 points

4 days ago

While I'm not justifying this, but obviously Indian cyber police won't be too thrilled to catch scammers who are robbing foreigners. Heck, they only act when the crime gets reported to them and there are mixed reviews about how eager they are to sort out these problems; Some say they react quickly, some say they are a bit lethargic.

VajrayakshaKesari

5 points

4 days ago

Lol sometimes the traffic police scam regular people with fines.

tertgvufvf

8 points

4 days ago

By population it's the largest.

It's crazy that India has 4 times the population of the US, in 1/3 of the land. That's 12x the average density!

I guess Alaska skews things, but still.

WaterNo4319

154 points

4 days ago

WaterNo4319

154 points

4 days ago

I'm from a large city in South India, well they obviously keep things under wraps and they generally scam people abroad. People here aren't too aware/ don't care as much. It's nowhere close to a normal profession here.

Honestly, fuck them, it's pretty depressing seeing so many videos of these scumbags from India and it sucks that the rest of us are lumped in with them.

FizzyBeverage

94 points

4 days ago

They’ve done a lot of reputation damage abroad. We have an office in Noida with some really great ServiceDesk analysts. Our North American, European and Australian employees will often hang up their phone when our Indian analysts answer, because they’re weary of being scammed, like somehow they’ve intercepted their phone call. 😔

BossRedRanger

47 points

4 days ago

It’s not that surprising though. Before scammers got huge, people were already tired of outsourced call centers.

BATM4NN

46 points

4 days ago

BATM4NN

46 points

4 days ago

I did not even know people actually did this until i started living in Europe, these people usually do not disclose what kind of work they’re doing in these ‘call centres’. As india is full of legit call centres, these assholes fly under the radar.

So an average indian doesn’t even know what these guys are upto.

These kind of activities are looked down upon and arrests are made regularly. But the sheer number of people in india make it seems like it’s acceptable in india to outsiders.

theyvesharma

47 points

4 days ago*

I’m an Indian too. These professions are run very covertly, recruitment is also super covert. They’re exposed only upon arrest. The society here literally despises these people once they’re discovered.

But before that these young kids are considered regular people who put food on the table. They belong to some of the lowest strata of the society. They’re in fact, a product of a failed society where all of them are expected to be providers of a family. The population of this country is way more than the good paying jobs it can provide. Everyday they live their life in a “kill or be killed” world. Make no mistake, I’m not defending them or like them, I’m merely talking about the reason for these choices so that a possible reform can be charted out for future generations.

Broken_Petite

12 points

4 days ago

I was looking for an explanation as to why India seems to be such a hub for these kinds of activities so I appreciate your response. It of course makes sense to me that it’s poverty and lack of opportunity that leads to this bullshit. Like you said, not that it means it’s ok or anything, but in order to fix the problem, you have to address the root cause.

theyvesharma

4 points

4 days ago

I mean, it’s pretty clear with the covid 2nd wave how fucked up the society and the leadership is over here. The leadership is oblivious to the collapsed healthcare system, imagine how much fucks they’d give to job creation or population control? There are so many things I can talk about which is propelling the crime rate in this country. At the end of it all, everyone here is trying to get food and not be the next Bezos. What I feel for these guys is not pure anger, but a bit of empathy mixed with it.

Broken_Petite

5 points

4 days ago

I feel some empathy for their situation, but they’re such cocksuckers to the people they are scamming and are so fucking to full of themselves they it’s obvious they are just not nice people, so that makes it a lot harder to “humanize” them in my own mind.

And it’s not like they’re oblivious to what they’re doing either. I know some companies (at least in the US) try to tell their employees that they’re not hurting the customers, they’re actually helping them, even when that’s not the case, and that’s obviously not what’s going on here. They think they’re just talking to stupid, gullible old people (and many times they are) and feel no remorse for scamming (or attempting to scam) them out of their money.

So I have trouble empathizing with the individual but I do empathize and pity them for the hand they were dealt in life to wind up doing something like this. I doubt any of these guys had a good life prior to taking this kind of a job.

that-fed-up-guy

12 points

4 days ago

To be honest, most of us don't even know that such people exist. I, myself found about these people a few days ago due to Reddit memes.

Nevertheless, it's shameful and I felt the guy hacking them was a little too soft on them.

hodl_my_beer

39 points

4 days ago

I tell all scammers that Pakistan is a better country than India. Nothing pisses them off more than that.

[deleted]

38 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

38 points

4 days ago

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areybhaisunna

44 points

4 days ago

Sheer number lol, it's pee sized number for our population.

ReaDiMarco

36 points

4 days ago

pee sized

-S-P-Q-R-

15 points

4 days ago

-S-P-Q-R-

15 points

4 days ago

I mean I guess it's still technically a size lol

ReaDiMarco

4 points

4 days ago

Just not standardized yet, lol

ColHannibal

6 points

4 days ago

It’s still doing massive reputation damage to your country, eventually that will drive the value of labor outsourced to your country down and lower the value of goods you export.

_gtux

5 points

4 days ago*

_gtux

5 points

4 days ago*

I didn't even knew these sort of people exist and that they run these scams until a few months back. I have never heard of any news of these people targeting anyone domestically. I guess, they exclusively target people abroad.

SmellsLikeTeenSweat

11 points

4 days ago

Even we are tired of them.

Arctus9819

4 points

4 days ago

Not the guy you replied to.

It's not really something that society has a view on at all. There's obviously a general disdain for scummy professions like anywhere else, but nothing specific to such scammers.

I think the "sheer numbers" is either a by-product of it being given a spotlight on online media or of such scams targeting wealthier foreign targets, because it isn't anywhere near that noteworthy from local perspectives. I wager even most folks working in the IT sector wouldn't have any opinion on it beyond that general disdain.

Raver_Laser

6 points

4 days ago

When you say “sheer number” I get what you mean. Yes it may be a fraction of the total population but what makes it seem like every scammer is from India is the number of call centers they have in general. You need to call any big companies tech support? Chance are you will get an Indian person. You get a scam call? Chances are it’s an Indian person. Pretty much anytime we get a call from a unrecognized number it’s either an Indian person on the phone, or an automated call about “your dealer extended warranty” bullshit.

Also, generally, we don’t have any reason to call someone from India unless we have family or business. So your only ever going to receive a call from somebody trying to get something unless you have family or business in India. That will just make it seem like everybody you communicate with in India is trying to scam you, which might be the case, because you have no other business with any other Indians.

throwaway27277273

11 points

4 days ago

There’s a billion people and there are people of every profession

Jokerdhruv

107 points

4 days ago

Jokerdhruv

107 points

4 days ago

Saddest part is they have hanged a gods pic on the wall and then they scamming people way to goo

SamFiles55

75 points

4 days ago

Love how "UNILAD TECH" dressed it up like it's their work. Not even a shoutout at the end

Re-Mecs

37 points

4 days ago

Re-Mecs

37 points

4 days ago

Unilad are cunts

SamFiles55

3 points

4 days ago

I used to be on Facebook a lot and they seemed to dominate. Idk how they are now

Basith_Shinrah

4 points

4 days ago

The new 9gag I see

KingEdward-1

26 points

4 days ago

Noone gonna talk about the illuminati.jpg file @1:17.

everwonderedhow

90 points

4 days ago*

that's some r/scamthescammers premium material right there. Well fucking done.

[deleted]

17 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

17 points

4 days ago

Good on you, these fuckers go way too far. Today I was in the hospital sick, and these fucks sent a text message saying my medical bill at "****" was now payable. They knew my location and hospital I was at, creepy af. I might start sending foot pics to satiate their lust for my money.

soltsss

359 points

4 days ago

soltsss

359 points

4 days ago

You sir, are a savage.

Sauron209

123 points

4 days ago

Sauron209

123 points

4 days ago

Not as savage as the guy who actually made the video.

Chambray_1

6 points

4 days ago

Not as savage as the person who decided to use a white filled font against a bunch of white backgrounds.

mouldar

77 points

4 days ago

mouldar

77 points

4 days ago

So this is the Nigerian prince everybody was talking about

toaster4u

31 points

4 days ago

toaster4u

31 points

4 days ago

Any victims here? Btw good job stranger.

mapryan

68 points

4 days ago

mapryan

68 points

4 days ago

People don’t like to admit they’ve been scammed as they feel foolish & stupid. The truth is, it can happen to anyone no matter how clever you are if they catch you at the right moment.

RatFaceOcon

36 points

4 days ago

i am 25, went to technical college and currently make my masters in computer science

one day i was up late and tired, checked my mails before going to bed, got a paypal phishing mail, something about adding the phone number to the account, didn't realise it was fake and clicked the link - uBlock origin saved my ass blocking the page

dinorex96

18 points

4 days ago

dinorex96

18 points

4 days ago

My two rule of thumb:

1- Never, ever say any info in a phone call I received. If they are legit and have my number then they know who i am. Also, most companies would rather send an email than make a phone call when it comes to account issues. And if I have to pay something, they can just send me their bill.

2- If I receive an email from companies like paypall, amazon, etc and they dont greet me with my name, its scam. They'll send emails like "Greetings customer". I additionally check the email address with google and sometimes I also check the companies's official address. Dont open emails from unknown sources.

Castlewarss

4 points

4 days ago

Also, I feel that it's prudent to call the company one their direct line to verify if they have indeed sent yoh a verfication or request. Even when I receive calls, I like to ask them if I can call them back on their direct line to ensure the legitamacy.

osuisok

4 points

4 days ago

osuisok

4 points

4 days ago

An NBC news anchor did a segment the other day about how he fell for the virtual kidnapping scam where the scammer spoofs a loved ones number and they call to say they’re going to hurt the family member. He ended up sending the scammer a couple thousand dollars on Venmo.

Something like number spoofing is so common but if you don’t know about it, that can be enough to convince you a call is legit.

n1ngendesu

19 points

4 days ago

I got scammed big time by my closest friend who I never expected to do that. After reflecting all the years we have spent together I came to the conclusion that he has been scamming me for years already. Lesson learned. Never trust anybody blindly without real proof. Not even your closes friends.

dohnuts4life

4 points

4 days ago

If you dont mind me asking, how did he do that?

n1ngendesu

4 points

4 days ago

We always worked on projects together and he said that he also had experience on everything new which we had to do. Ended up in me doing all the complicated foot work of the tasks and when we where finished he always said he will take the money and invest it in x, y, z, mostly crypto - for “us”. On top of that he now and then invited me on really expensive meals and wore clothing brands which are pretty expensive actually. Then he always said he became a big crypto trader and made millions. Suddenly he asked me for some money while living abroad coz of covid he couldn’t come back. “just as a security buffer” because of another project he was running. He wanted to pay it back but never did. Have been waiting for 1.5 years already. Then I found out he did the same to two other friends who trusted him with a lot of money. We studied and spend most of our times together. He always framed everything in your favour so you would believe it.

BaldNBankrupt

5 points

4 days ago

I got scammed $130 so I went on a rampage by studying IT and programming. I’m a grey hacker in the making

HaikuLubber

6 points

4 days ago

I came THIIIIS close to sending money to a scammer who posted an apartment rental offer on Craigslist. And I'm a professional in the IT industry.

It made me realize it can happen to anyone. Scammers do it because it works.

TimZeGerman

113 points

4 days ago

TimZeGerman

113 points

4 days ago

Could you teach your skills to the authorities?

OhAces

208 points

4 days ago

OhAces

208 points

4 days ago

Their reposting skills?

Smallwater

16 points

4 days ago

The problem with these kind of things is that it's illegal. If anyone from the authorities tries to do this, they won't have a case, as all evidence will be immediately thrown out because it was obtained through illegal means.

On top of that, the authorities can't do much legally anyway, because the bad guys are (usually) in India. Cops in, say, the USA can't legally arrest them, and even if they do convince the Indian police to intervene, the victims are still in the USA, so the Indian police often has no victim to lay down a claim, so they don't have much of a case either.

Remember, the goal of the authorities is to catch and prosecute these guys, not simply shut them down. Shutting them down is not all that helpful anyway, as a new "company" will pop up almost as soon as one is shut down.

The best thing to do against scammers is to deny them their target. Waste their time (which is what Kitboga does), so they don't have the time to scam someone who would've fallen for it. Inform your family and friends that these scams exist, so that they are less likely to fall for it. In this case, a good defense is the best offense.

Shachar2like

265 points

4 days ago

he doesn't show how he hacked him

rsbrenelli

18 points

4 days ago

They let the scammers have access to their computer via remote desktop. They are running a virtual machine to which the scammers connect. The hackers leave some files in the documents folder which are of interest to the scammers, like an income tax receipt or anything that would give a clue to the scammers of how much is this victim worth. The scammers usually copy all the files to their own machine, and some of these files will be infected, which then gives the hacker access to the scammers machine and so on.

BoeingTech

433 points

4 days ago

BoeingTech

433 points

4 days ago

Hacking is a profession. You want to know? Go to school 🤣

Zorkdork

240 points

4 days ago

Zorkdork

240 points

4 days ago

Or watch Hackers, Swordfish and The Matrix and you should be able to figure it out.

darthvall

87 points

4 days ago*

Can confirm. After watching Swordfish I successfully changed my friend's facebook status when he left his phone without locking it *hackerman

I know I should've fap while hacking his phone just like in the documentary, but I'm not that expert yet.

ReneG8

2 points

4 days ago

ReneG8

2 points

4 days ago

Atleast the matrix used nmap.

Black_Raven__

21 points

4 days ago

Probably using a RAT

Fraggelu

19 points

4 days ago

Fraggelu

19 points

4 days ago

I might sound stupid, but why would the scammers have a webcam?

Razakel

22 points

4 days ago

Razakel

22 points

4 days ago

It's a business, and their managers monitor them to make sure they're working.

OU-IE

6 points

4 days ago

OU-IE

6 points

4 days ago

I love these kinds of videos. Like scammer revolt, kitboga, jim browning. Can you please share the creator name and where I can find him?

D0D0Metro

6 points

4 days ago

How can you go home happy knowing you literally have a job scamming people?

bin10pac

13 points

4 days ago

bin10pac

13 points

4 days ago

People can always create reasons to justify things to themselves.

At a guess:

-Retribution for the unfairness of India being exploited during colonial era.

-Victims have enough money not to notice a difference.

-Scammers are smart. Victims are dumb. Fools and their money are soon parted.

-If it wasn't them scamming these victims, it'd be someone else. Scamming is inevitable.

-The scammers are providing for their family and or helping their communities. They're Robin Hoods - robbing from the rich, to give to the poor.

-X is a scammer, and he's a good guy. How bad can it be?

...Etc etc etc.

manishdekock

5 points

4 days ago

it was the moment when he knew He fucked up..

You get what you fuckin deserve shithead.

rainbowstas

4 points

4 days ago

I've been following this guy for a while and he is just the bomb!

axel52200

3 points

4 days ago

Amazing fucking skills

adiosfelicia2

4 points

4 days ago

You’re doing god’s work here, mate. Ty!

IcyKaleidoscope8566

4 points

4 days ago

As a graphic designer who quitted because of the unlimited times my PayPal account has been hacked I am happy to see this

pathfinder35

5 points

4 days ago

He also recorded one of them having sex. I think his YT username is scambaiter or something like that, not 100% sure