October 04, 2012
A tech support scammer dials Ars Technica

Seems to be the story of the day today, where A tech support scammer dials Ars Technica and gets, well, you can imagine. Read the article.

When the call came yesterday morning, I assumed at first I was being trolled—it was just too perfect to be true. My phone showed only “Private Caller” and, when I answered out of curiosity, I was connected to “John,” a young man with a clear Indian accent who said he was calling from “Windows Technical Support.” My computer, he told me, had alerted him that it was infested with viruses. He wanted to show me the problem—then charge me to fix it.

Posted by Arcterex at October 04, 2012 12:56 PM