ChumpChange
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June 7th, 2021 at 11:05:56 AM permalink
I got a call today on my non-android phone from a robot saying my Cash App account has been blocked. I could have pressed a digit for more information, but I don't have an account. There's been some far-out shenanigans concerning my non-android phone number, so it might be on the dark web somewhere doing who knows what. I watched a few videos about Cash App and I'm sure I've never opened an account. Since it's owned by the twitter guy and I'm banned from twitter, how could I even sign up when their customer support is on twitter? I have no idea if someone tried to send me $1 to get a $5 referral bonus and it bounced and I got locked; or if some social media celeb was giving out random $1,000 Cash App prizes following the fight last night, and it bounced. I feel left out.
Here's the first webpage I've run across describing Cash App bans & locks & blocks. https://quickutilities.net/blog/cash-app-locked-my-account
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June 7th, 2021 at 11:36:58 AM permalink
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I got a call today on my non-android phone from a robot saying my Cash App account has been blocked. I could have pressed a digit for more information, but I don't have an account. There's been some far-out shenanigans concerning my non-android phone number, so it might be on the dark web somewhere doing who knows what. I watched a few videos about Cash App and I'm sure I've never opened an account. Since it's owned by the twitter guy and I'm banned from twitter, how could I even sign up when their customer support is on twitter? I have no idea if someone tried to send me $1 to get a $5 referral bonus and it bounced and I got locked; or if some social media celeb was giving out random $1,000 Cash App prizes following the fight last night, and it bounced. I feel left out.
Here's the first webpage I've run across describing Cash App bans & locks & blocks. https://quickutilities.net/blog/cash-app-locked-my-account

Just another run of the mill scam call. I get about 2 per day. Typically...

"This is amazon. You have been charged £499 for an iPhone. press one to cancel this purchase"
"This is internet Service. Your broadband has been scheduled for disconnection. Press one to speak to an advisor"
"Your subscription for ... Has been automatically renewed for $39.99 per month. Press one to cancel"
"This is visa fraud department. You have been charged $700 for a suspicious overseas transaction. If this was not you, press one to speak to an advisor"

The common theme is that when you press one, you get connected to an agent with one of two objectives: To get remote assistance session to hijack your computer, or to get your valuable data, culminating with bank or credit card info.

I ALWAYS PRESS ONE!. If I have the time, I give them the runaround for as long as possible. Best ever was 80 minute call fumbling with remote assistance to my well prepared, hijack proof virtual machine. If I can't be bothered, I abuse the scammer in the most offensive and obscene way possible. They usually hang up on me after trying to threaten or insult me or my wife. Wasting their time is done as a service to my fellow man, and for my entertainment.

My prepared Virtual machine exists on a linux host. It has no network priv's to access the host or other devices. The windows VM has intercepted links to command.com, event viewer and syskey, which give the scammer some offensive and troublesome roadblocks. Excel and a 'passwords' spreadsheet on the desktop are filled with variations of Goat F****r in various asian languages. Opening a browser or clicking ''passwords.html' on the desktop opens a very offensive section of a porn site. (not illegal, but distasteful)

I once confused the agent into giving ME remote control of her pc. That was one funny session.
Last edited by: OnceDear on Jun 7, 2021
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
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June 7th, 2021 at 12:13:30 PM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

Just another run of the mill scam call. I get about 2 per day. Typically...

"This is amazon. You have been charged £499 for an iPhone. press one to cancel this purchase"
"This is internet Service. Your broadband has been scheduled for disconnection. Press one to speak to an advisor"
"Your subscription for ... Has been automatically renewed for $39.99 per month. Press one to cancel"
"This is visa fraud department. You have been charged $700 for a suspicious overseas transaction. If this was not you, press one to speak to an advisor"

The common theme is that when you press one, you get connected to an agent with one of two objectives: To get remote assistance session to hijack your computer, or to get your valuable data, culminating with bank or credit card info.

I ALWAYS PRESS ONE!. If I have the time, I give them the runaround for as long as possible. Best ever was 80 minute call fumbling with remote assistance to my well prepared, hijack proof virtual machine. If I can't be bothered, I abuse the scammer in the most offensive and obscene way possible. They usually hang up on me after trying to threaten or insult me or my wife. Wasting their time is done as a service to my fellow man, and for my entertainment.

My prepared Virtual machine exists on a linux host. It has no network priv's to access the host or other devices. The windows VM has intercepted links to command.com, event viewer and syskey, which give the scammer some offensive and troublesome roadblocks. Excel and a 'passwords' spreadsheet on the desktop are filled with variations of Goat F****r in various asian languages. Opening a browser or clicking ''passwords.html' on the desktop opens a very offensive section of a porn site. (not illegal, but distasteful)

I once confused the agent into giving ME remote control of her pc. That was one funny session.

I enjoy watching Kitboga on YouTube. He is an outstanding scam baiter.
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June 7th, 2021 at 12:25:31 PM permalink
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I once confused the agent into giving ME remote control of her pc. That was one funny session.

Sounds like fun story waiting to be told.
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June 7th, 2021 at 12:34:38 PM permalink
DOJ recovered $2.3 million in bitcoin ransom paid for the Colonial pipeline shutdown.
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June 7th, 2021 at 2:54:32 PM permalink
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DOJ recovered $2.3 million in bitcoin ransom paid for the Colonial pipeline shutdown.



I think the real story will be where the remaining BCs went. This is like the cockroach that brings the RAID back to the nest.
ChumpChange
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June 8th, 2021 at 5:45:23 AM permalink
RT: "Sorry you can't enter the bus or supermarket or hospital or buy anything with your covid passport right now because the internet is down."

*FASTLY SAYS GLOBAL NETWORK IS COMING BACK ONLINE - 7:17am ET

"Probably not a good idea to have the entire internet rely on a single point of failure like Fastly and Cloudflare" - Zerohedge

Non exhaustive list of websites currently down in video below https://twitter.com/jtradegreen/status/1402209578746580998
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June 8th, 2021 at 6:51:51 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

Just another run of the mill scam call. I get about 2 per day. Typically...

"This is amazon. You have been charged £499 for an iPhone. press one to cancel this purchase"
"This is internet Service. Your broadband has been scheduled for disconnection. Press one to speak to an advisor"
"Your subscription for ... Has been automatically renewed for $39.99 per month. Press one to cancel"
"This is visa fraud department. You have been charged $700 for a suspicious overseas transaction. If this was not you, press one to speak to an advisor"

The common theme is that when you press one, you get connected to an agent with one of two objectives: To get remote assistance session to hijack your computer, or to get your valuable data, culminating with bank or credit card info.

I ALWAYS PRESS ONE!. If I have the time, I give them the runaround for as long as possible. Best ever was 80 minute call fumbling with remote assistance to my well prepared, hijack proof virtual machine. If I can't be bothered, I abuse the scammer in the most offensive and obscene way possible. They usually hang up on me after trying to threaten or insult me or my wife. Wasting their time is done as a service to my fellow man, and for my entertainment.

My prepared Virtual machine exists on a linux host. It has no network priv's to access the host or other devices. The windows VM has intercepted links to command.com, event viewer and syskey, which give the scammer some offensive and troublesome roadblocks. Excel and a 'passwords' spreadsheet on the desktop are filled with variations of Goat F****r in various asian languages. Opening a browser or clicking ''passwords.html' on the desktop opens a very offensive section of a porn site. (not illegal, but distasteful)

I once confused the agent into giving ME remote control of her pc. That was one funny session.


What, no "Congratulations! You have won second prize in the MegaMillions Powerball Publishers Clearing House Lottery! Press 1 to claim your prize!" calls? (Of course, all they need is a bank account number in which to deposit your prize. There was a time when I considered using English bank account numbers from people who would put them in magazine classified ads requesting money where it was obvious that they didn't need it - one example was somebody who claimed they needed money for research on seabirds and wanted to test "gull ability.")

The one thing that worries me about trying to get back at a scammer is, one of these days, they're going to realize that they have your phone number and can robocall you at all hours of the day and night for revenge.
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June 8th, 2021 at 7:42:32 AM permalink
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What, no "Congratulations! You have won second prize in the MegaMillions Powerball Publishers Clearing House Lottery! Press 1 to claim your prize!" calls? (Of course, all they need is a bank account number in which to deposit your prize. There was a time when I considered using English bank account numbers from people who would put them in magazine classified ads requesting money where it was obvious that they didn't need it - one example was somebody who claimed they needed money for research on seabirds and wanted to test "gull ability.")

Not had that. Maybe UK has subtly different calls.
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The one thing that worries me about trying to get back at a scammer is, one of these days, they're going to realize that they have your phone number and can robocall you at all hours of the day and night for revenge.


True. I know from the calls that they already have my name and address on their lists. They should also append a note that I'm a bad value proposition, and a bit of a dirty pervert. But they don't seem to have that note, otherwise they won't waste so long on me.
But if push comes to shove, we can use a call minder service to intercept them.

I used to do remote desktop support, so I know how dumb some computer users can be. I use all those dumb tricks to waste their time. E.g. when they say enter 'www.' I enter 'wwww.' and when they say 'click on...' I don't tell them my mouse is configured for left hand and I honestly report the dialog that the screen shows. Also, of course, when they tell me to go to my pc. I tell them I'll have to fetch it from the car.... And then they have to wait for me to find the power block... I can waste 15 minutes just to turn my pc on.... Which is then, oddly enough, 'running very slow lately'. LOL.
Anyhow. Now I have a neat video/audio video cap device, so I'll be providing some recordings soon enough.
Take care out there. Spare a thought for the newly poor who were happy in their world just a few days ago, but whose whole way of life just collapsed..
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June 8th, 2021 at 9:04:22 AM permalink
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DOJ recovered $2.3 million in bitcoin ransom paid for the Colonial pipeline shutdown.



There is an even worse version of a malware attack nicknamed Jackware.

I'm wondering if we may have to resort to fighting fire with fire.

Whichever nation states are just letting their criminals operate with little interference, and just proclaiming "hey not really our fault" we should give license to our criminal hackers to go rob their country without penalties until they those countries start to see some wisdom in cracking down
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?

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