A Cyber Scammer Came Calling
I got a phone call the other day from someone selling me marketing services. They had a strong Indian accent, which I hate to say, did spark my scam filter, but it was the initial pitch from the caller that did more to get me thinking, ‘this is a scammer’. Marketing services that would triple the size of my business in three months were on offer and all I had to do was listen to the offer and move ahead with the plans. Hmm, what a load of crap I thought.
Anyway, as this was the first time I had a cybercriminal on the phone I decided to listen and ask a few questions. What was the service? What was the delivery? How much did it cost? After listening for a while I thought it was time to cut to the chase. “How do you feel ripping off people who can’t afford to be stolen from”. The caller said that they were not. I then asked how long they had been a cybercriminal. The caller hung up.
What a pathetic person, I wish you luck that you are able to pick a scam when it presents itself to you. I did and as you can see, the person bailed quickly once they realised their true reason for the call was clear.
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.