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This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.   Further Reading If you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly. Microsoft fraud report page Apple fraud report page Microsoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here. Oh, and don't be like Alex. Never let some stranger remotely connect to your computer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A man in California is haunted by the memory of a pop song from his youth. He can remember the lyrics and the melody. But the song itself has vanished, completely scrubbed from the internet. PJ takes on the Super Tech Support case. Further Listening: Christian Lee Hutson’s music : https://open.spotify.com/track/3g8nKpXsQtXv0lcN4UGVGs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, Alex and Damiano take a trip. This is the conclusion of last week's episode, Long Distance. Further Reading Snigdha Poonam's story on tech support scams in the Hindustan Times If you suspect you are a victim of a tech support scammer, you see a suspicious pop-up, or get an unsolicited tech support email, you can make a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by following this link, or by contacting the company that the call center was impersonating directly. Microsoft fraud report page Apple fraud report page Microsoft did a global survey of tech support scams in 2016, and the results are pretty interesting. You can find it here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, a new Super Tech Support: after Lizzie's Snapchat gets hacked, things start getting really creepy. Alex investigates. Michael Bazzell's Podcast The complete Security and Privacy Podcast Steps Michael Bazzell Gave Alex to Protect Himself How to port your phone number Password Manager Google Authenticator Yubikey Michael's workbook to freeze your credit and remove yourself from public records websites Sudo Stories about Sim Swapping and OGUsers by Vice/Motherboard By Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai The SIM Hijackers How to Protect Yourself From SIM Swapping Hacks ‘TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN:’ How a Hacker Allegedly Stole Millions by Hijacking Phone Numbers How Criminals Recruit Telecom Employees to Help Them Hijack SIM Cards Alleged 19-Year-Old SIM Swapper Used Stolen Bitcoin to Buy Luxury Cars Cops Arrest Infamous SIM Swapper Who Allegedly Stole $14 Million in Cryptocurrency By Joseph Cox 'I Could Ruin Your Business Right Now': Listen to a SIM-Jacking, Account-Stealing Ransom The Organization that Lizzie Donated To Byte Back Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
To reach a port, we must set sail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ben loves podcasts, but he has a problem. When he tries to listen to one podcast in particular, his car stereo completely breaks. This week, Super Tech Support takes on one of its strangest cases — Roman Mars versus a 2016 Mazda sedan. LISTEN TO 99 % Invisible! Roman Mars' 99% Invisible podcast Podcasts featured in this episode iTunes: ^space^ - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/space/id1458545673 <~> - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/less-than-approximately-greater-than/id1458541805 100% Related? - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/100-related/id1458542752 88% Parentheticals - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/88-parentheticals/id1458545680 BONUS PODCAST!: {Blank} + {Blank} = FUN - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/blank-blank-fun/id1458544361 RSS: ^space^ - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/carrotspacecarrot <~> - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/greaterless 100% Related? - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/100pr 88% Parentheticals - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/88pr BONUS PODCAST!: {Blank} + {Blank} = FUN - https://feeds.megaphone.fm/blankblankfun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A woman in New Jersey is getting strange phone calls to her office from unknown numbers. Every time she picks up, she finds herself eavesdropping on the life of a different stranger. Unsure what else to do, she calls in Super Tech Support. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A mysterious thief has been using the internet to steal a bizarre array of items - watches, scooter parts, clown costumes. This week, Alex heads straight towards his hideout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Who is Q-Anon? PJ tells the surprising origin story of the Q scam, and the man who now seems to be in control of it. Dale Beran (@DaleBeran) and Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) Apply to the Reply All internship here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, Phia wonders what kind of person falls for phishing attacks. Is it only insanely gullible luddites, or can smart, tech savvy people get phished, too? To find out, she conducts an experiment on her poor, unsuspecting coworkers. Follow Daniel Boteanu on twitter  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Alex agreed to let PJ hack his phone, giving him 24/7 uninterrupted surveillance over his life. This week, everything you can learn about someone who completely surrenders their privacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sruthi Pinnamaneni follows the world's best bounty hunter on a peculiar case.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Amy and Ryan Green’s one-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer and begins an agonizing period of treatment. And then, one night in the hospital, Ryan has a strange epiphany: this whole terrible ordeal should be a video game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Shulem Deen was a 22-year old and ultra-religious, a Hasidic Jewish person, when he bought a computer and signed up for America Online in 1996. Until then he'd never had a real conversation with someone outside his community. Sruthi Pinnamaneni tells the story of how the internet ruined his life and how it might save it. Thanks for listening! Subscribe to our podcast at http://www.itunes.com/replyall! Sponsors:  Mailchimp (http://www.mailchimp.com) Blue Apron (http://blueapron.com - coupon code 'reply') Harrys Razors (http://harrys.com - coupon code 'reply') Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Liz lost her camera in a cab, so she went to the New York City Taxi website to submit it to their lost and found database. At least, that's what she thought she did. Alex investigates and finds a big business behind the success of a suspicious little website. Further Reading If you lose something in a cab in New York City, Call 311, or go to this website. The Department of Consumer Affairs encourages anyone who feels they have been misled by yellowcabnyc.com to file a complaint with DCA‎ online at nyc.gov/consumers or by calling 311.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
An online diary used by American teenagers confronts a strange and terrifying enemy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, a conspiracy theory involving Jeffrey Epstein and a benign, wholesale furniture company, plus, the jam scandal that rocked Los Angeles. Yes Yes no is back, with special guest Jason Mantzoukas. Further Reading: The first tweet in this weeks YYN The second tweet The picture that goes along with the second tweet (warning... it's gross). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.   This episode originally aired in July of 2017. 
This week, a flood of mysterious orders plague Domino’s Pizza stores across America. Who is Adam Pisces, and why is he ordering so many cokes? Domino's Responsible Disclosure to report any vulnerabilities on their app Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writer Jia Tolentino has a new case for Super Tech Support: where are all those bitcoin she bought six years ago? Further Reading Planet Money's bitcoin story Stories by Jia Tolentino Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This year we’ve gotten one question more than any other from listeners: is Facebook eavesdropping on my conversations and showing me ads based on the things that I say? This week, Alex investigates. Further Reading Our guide to keep Facebook from following you around the internet can be found at http://replyall.limo/donttrackme . Facebook's official statement that it is not listening to users. Facebook's Rob Goldman (no relation) denying the same thing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A small town in Wisconsin becomes the site of a completely unprecedented experiment.  A Better Mount Pleasant Let's Make A Better Mount Pleasant Journalist Larry Tabak's Series on Foxconn in Wisconsin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Writer Jia Tolentino has a new case for Super Tech Support: where are all those bitcoin she bought six years ago? This episode originally aired in January 2018. Further reading: Planet Money's bitcoin story Subscribe to our weekly newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Taylor Nicole Dean was a self-described shut-in, a teenager who lived in her parent's home, surrounded by exotic pets. And then she started making videos on YouTube. Taylor's Youtube Channel Vote for your favorite reply all episodes - we'll run the winners in August! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're excited to announce that Emmanuel Dzotsi is taking on a new role on the show ... as host! And this week, he brings us a story about a mysterious recording that has been popping up on government hotlines for years. Emmanuel tries to figure out where this recording is coming from and who's putting it there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Podcast Details

Created by
Gimlet
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Oct 29th, 2014
Latest Episode
Apr 29th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
140
Avg. Episode Length
41 minutes
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English
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