Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The Scammers and How To Beat Them (and troll them xD)

So, you get called by these "total legit" people who claim to be from Microsoft. What do you do? Well, there's a lot of options:

  • Hang up
  • Tell them to get lost
  • Or troll them!
Now, the first two options have a 50% chance that they are going to work. But come on, life's so flipping boring when you do that! So - we troll them, also known as "scamming the scammers" or "scambaiting". So what do we do first? If you're already on the phone, hang up and call them back once you've done this.

Get a virtual machine with whatever OS you please - XP, Ubuntu, Windows 10 - the list goes on. Then, get some software on it and some convincing folders - it doesn't matter what you put on it - but I like to cram my screen with malware packs and general apps.

Make sure your VM is connected to the interwebs - and call 'em back! Comment below and tell me how your "scamming the scammers" went!

Here are also a few videos to watch if you are a bit new and scared - trust me, you will be trying not to laugh in the middle of it!