“You took so much time to joke me”—two hours trolling a Windows support scammer
“Albert Morris” and team get taken for a ride while we tried to track their tradecraft.
"Technical support scams are the bottom of the barrel for cyber-crime. Using well-worn social engineering techniques that generally only work on the least sophisticated computer users, these bootleg call-center operations generally use a collection of commercially available tools to either convince their victims to pay exorbitant fees for "security software" or to extort them to gain control of their computer. And yet, these schemes continue to rake in cash for scammers."
OK… I do this EVERY time I get these calls but this is some next level stuff right here. I'll ignorantly play along with these scammers, sucking up their time, for about 10 minutes. At that point I start to progressively get more irate toward them until they start to question if I'm fucking with them. This guy… keeps them on the line for TWO HOURS!