Telemarketers Recorded Through Virtual Machine

It’s always great news when we hear that scammers have been stopped, so we cheered when we read articles today by the Globe and Mail, ZDNET, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg, among others, describing how “U.S. government regulators announced they won a court order to halt international telephone scams in which people posing as computer technicians called tens of thousands of consumers and duped them into buying unneeded anti- virus services.” (source: Bloomberg)

Coincidentally, one of the principals of our company was recently sitting at his computer when he was contacted by likely the same individuals. He had a virtual machine handy and so spent the next 30 minutes talking to the scammers and recording how they operated (instead of working, it seems).

It’s a bit dry at times, but enjoy the video – don’t miss the ending.