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Investors duped by City Index Australasia’s cold-calling scam -au

Link: http://www.moneymanagement.com.au/news/financial-services/2012/cold-call-scammer-found-guilty Advertisements

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Prank #25: Hang ups

#25. Hang ups – Ω TELEMARKETER: “Hello Mrs. Dong, we are affiliated with Macrohard Technologies; and in monitoring the internet it has come to our attention that your computer has a number of errors which makes it prone to attack … Continue reading

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Video: Malware threat by antivirus scammer exposed on virtual machine

Noah Magram, principal software engineer at security vendor Sourcefire, was called while at home by a fake antivirus company. He decided to see exactly what they do when a person grants access, only he gave them access to a virtual machine … Continue reading

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Video: hilarious satire of cold-calling Indian pitching a two-bit, tinhorn, half-pie, end-of-the-pier, strictly-for-the-birds script.

Satirical video of typical, trashy telemarketing operation in India. Worth a laugh (3:41 minutes).

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‘Boiler room’ hoax for New Zealand share holders -nz

The pitch Fraudsters posing as reps for a legitimate Japanese company, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Corporation, are cold-calling investors. “The callers are very clever and persuasive,” says Ministry of Consumer Affairs Team Leader Jarrod Rendle. “They make offers that are very hard to … Continue reading

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Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) fines firms $945,000 for no-call violations

By JEFF AMY for the Associated Press: covers the economy, state government, health care, education and demographics in Mississippi. Not only are those telemarketing robocalls from “card services” annoying, they’re also illegal if you’ve signed up for a federal or … Continue reading

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Interview with the man behind Comantra, the “cold call virus scammers”

If you live in a western country and have a landline telephone with a listed phone number, chances are you’ve been “cold called” by someone on the other side of the world with an introduction that goes something like this: … Continue reading

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Beware of native language call scams – au

Ask yourself: Is this an in-law or an outlaw calling?  SCAMwatch (Australia) is advising consumers to beware of scammers who phone requesting money, speaking in the consumer’s native language including Serbian, Croatian, Polish and others. These callers will often say … Continue reading

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Prank #15: Edentate (toothless) tiger

#15. Edentate (toothless) tiger – ΩΩ TELEMARKETER: “Hello, my name is Sally/Sid from Stellar—” ME: Interrupt forcefully emphasising the telemarketer’s name. “Sally, Sally, how many times do I have to tell you Sally? I don’t know where you left your dentures, … Continue reading

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Isle of Wight IT Phone Scam and Identity theft

Get a second opinion from a known source Warning: Isle of Wight residents have been warned to be on their guard after an apparent increase in IT related phone scams. The scammers are using multiple approaches. They may warn you … Continue reading

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