#102 Long Distance

Released Thursday, 27th July 2017
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This week, a telephone scammer makes a terrible mistake. He calls Alex Goldman.

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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.

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ryan reviewed this episode on Oct 4th, 2017
"I loved this episode. The fact that they come across as more than just journalists trying to chase a story helps to get them a unique point of view on the scamming industry that other journalists just couldn't get."
 
AdvisablyRed reviewed this episode on Aug 1st, 2017
"This is one of the best podcast episodes I've heard in a long time. It is a great example of how entertaining an episode can be with the right resources, story, and intrigue."
 
maru reviewed this episode on Aug 3rd, 2017
"Best episode ever. Can't believe how far they took the whole thing, they kept going and going. Ready for part 2."
 

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