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760-705-8888 Scam

Post: # 137361Post Egaladeist
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:00 pm

Well I finally got a call from the infamous Google 760-705-8888 G-Mail number that everyone's complaining about. Some guy claiming to be from some Company saying my computer was hitting his companies servers and he wanted me to check my hard drive.

Seemed a bit odd right off the start.

I asked him one simple question, ' Where are your servers located? '
He replied ' Global '
I said I want a specific location.
He replied ' Global '
I told him that if he was going to be vague about where the servers are located I'm going to assume it's a scam or a con job and he needs to go ____k himself and stop calling me. :mrgreen:

At first I didn't know what was going on, I never even heard of this free G-mail number until after the call and I checked it out.

Why would any legitimate Company be using a free Google G-mail number?

Apparently it's being used primarily by scammers and pranksters.

And apparently Google isn't doing anything about it.



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Post: # 137365Post SirDice
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:47 pm

I wonder what they want you to do?

Anyone took the bait just to see where it would lead?
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Post: # 137367Post Egaladeist
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:02 pm

I have no idea what they wanted beyond asking me to check my hard-drive...never got beyond that point. But did some checking afterwards and apparently a lot of people are getting scammed and pranked.

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Post: # 137368Post Morganlefay
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:41 pm

I have heard of the same types of calls up here recently....most supposedly from Microsoft directly :roll:

Have warned all friends and family its a scam.

They havent called me yet :mrgreen:

Cant wait :cool3:

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Post: # 137369Post DaFoxx
Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:17 pm

it is probably a copy of the one going round UK
where they will call and ask you to open a cmd prompt
and run a few 'checks' .................

all to help you with your computer issues :P
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Post: # 137371Post Egaladeist
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:26 pm

That sounds like the direction they were going to head if I had let them. ;)

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Post: # 137373Post SirDice
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:21 am

I'd pretend to do everything while noting what they're doing. I really wonder what commands you're supposed to enter..
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Post: # 137375Post Aspman
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:39 am

Should have spun them a line and got their IP address then started hammering them with Nessus on insane timing or Metasploit
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Post: # 137376Post SirDice
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:41 am

^ has the right idea :mrgreen:

Gather as much data as possible then counter-hack them :evil:
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Post: # 137378Post Morganlefay
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:15 pm

^ and ^^ both have the right idea :evil:

Great minds think alike :galdancin:

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Post: # 137409Post Morganlefay
Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:56 pm

My girlfriend just got called....they wanted to remote into her computer and fix things???

It was a guy with a heavy Indian accent named Peter Wayne :roll:

She was smart enough to say she has someone (me) that takes care of her computer.....and wasn't comfortable with their help.

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Post: # 137410Post Aspman
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:17 am

http://timtrent.blogspot.com/2010/04/on ... ed-me.html

I don't have the patience to play with these guys.
Has anyone passed the details to Anonymous or Lulzsec to let them do something useful.
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Post: # 137411Post SirDice
Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:07 am

I'd give them an RDP session to my FreeBSD machine and see how they'd struggle to figure out what the hell's going on :finger:
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Re: 760-705-8888 Scam

Post: # 137418Post dinowuff
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:03 pm

Make the following regkey edit > HKLM\software\microsoft\windowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon- from "Shell" to "iexplore -k"

This will start IE as the shell not explorer. Make sure the home page is set to blank.

Also make sure wireshark and nmap are running

Make sure firewall on both windows and router are off.

You should have all the information you need within 10 minutes

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Post: # 137675Post |The|Specialist
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:11 am

Play along. It says, "Press any key..." but I can't find the any key!

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