UPDATE 24 Oct:
This is pretty funny. This afternoon in a space of an hour I got four scam phone calls which went to voicemail (because my phone doesn’t ring for non-contacts).
Here is one of them. Each one is a bit garbled, but in the conglomerate they say that $729 was charged in my Amazon account from “Dayton, Ohio” and “for dispute this charge” I am to “press one”.
I am really tempted to call and torture one of them.
UPDATE 22 Oct:
I have a confession to make.
I’ve been watching videos on YouTube of “scambaiters” torturing scammers, wasting their time, completely controlling and frustrating them in their greed. The scammers can get pretty violent in their reactions when they reach maximum frustration.
Usually the scambaiter will, in the end, reveal that this has been cat and mouse role reversal and then, perhaps far more kindly than I would, suggestthey find something else to do.
In the meantime, I’ve learned a lot about the types of scams that are being run and their techniques.
I wonder if we might not create an order of Cyber Knights – the Order of the Cyber Knights of St. Dismas – which would have Virtual Machines and VPNs by which scammers could be taken in and taken down.
Someone needs to fight back against this sheer evil industry.
Perhaps with the help of the Catholic Signal Corps!
Originally Published on: Oct 20, 2021
This is really important to watch and spread around.
My mother has received these calls. However, mom was a cop.
Apart from being informative – how the scammers work – it is highly satisfying.
This guy is amazing.
I wonder if he could do something about Jesuits.