[TowerTalk] Need to communicate with the sysop/moderstor for TT.

K0DAN k0dan at comcast.net
Sat Jan 25 15:49:05 EST 2014

I heard about this guy! Hasn’t happened to me, but someone I know (who is computer smart) got the call, and decided to play along to the point where he was getting seriously compromised.

What the dude does is walk you thru your system and points out several Certificates which have expired. He gives you an education on what certificates are, and how they help protect your system (all true). Once he helps you find expired Certificates (and apparently all systems have them), he then puts the sales pitch on you to let him “sell” you a new one, or log in remotely to fix it, etc. This is the point at which my buddy said “adios”, but that is the scam the was offered, and apparently was fairly credible. Another one to avoid.

Ooops, sorry to TT Group for all the off-topic stuff...my bad. No more.


From: Courtney Judd 
Sent: January 25, 2014 13:31
To: K0DAN 
Cc: Towertalk at contesting.com 
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Need to communicate with the sysop/moderstor for TT.

newest thing out is some Indian dude calls from a stateside number claiming that my computer has a virus problem and he can help sort it out. All I have to do is turn the computer on and he will walk me thru the repairs! Needless to say this is where the language goes downhill to say the least. You would think after the cussing he got that he would never call back but he has been back 3 times with the same actions. Also contacted my brother with the same story. Life in the computer fast lane! 73's Cort K4WI

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