Indian police arrest tech support scammers at 26 call centres

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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    Good.
     
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    There is also a call center in India pretending to be PayPal customer service. They instruct you to install some remote access software and then say, "I am going to make a secure connection to the server so your screen will go blank for a few minutes." While the screen is blank they make charges to your PayPal account.
     
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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    Aside from the obvious, I think a large proportion of the spam/scammers come from India to be honest, You only have to see the sort of stuff we have to remove from this site to work that out. ;)
     
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    Sometimes if I call customer service and I can't understand the Indian, I make them transfer me to an English speaking person ;)
     
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    I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner! It seems like some of these companies have been getting away with scamming people for years. Glad they seem to be clamping down on it!
     
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    Me mate Ajay who works as a chef down the Golden Lion Curry House reckons if those folk are stupid enough to let somebody with a New Delhi accent talk them into coughing up readies then they deserve to be fleeced.

    Mr Flops doesn't necessarily agree with Ajay but he has a point ;)
     
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