Thursday, 4 October 2012

Finally Americans did it...!!!

Hey Guys !

After such a long time there is a good news for America, Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Just read this news from Yahoo..!!!

US blocks online fraud schemes linked to India

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US officials said Wednesday they shut down a series of so-called tech support scams, mostly operating from India, which duped consumers into paying to clean their computers of bogus virus infections.
The Federal Trade Commission said a US judge has ordered a halt to six "scareware" operations and has frozen their assets following an investigation in cooperation with Canada, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said the schemes involved calls to consumers in English-speaking countries from call centers in India, informing consumers of bogus infections.
The groups also used online ads which informed computer users of the infections, and then sold "fixes" at prices ranging from $49 to $450.
"In these outrageous and disturbing cons you get a call from someone pretending to be from a major computer company who dupes you into thinking you have a virus on your computer," Leibowitz told a news conference, which also played an audio tape of one of the calls.
"At one level, it's like a bad Bollywood movie, but at another level it's a ripoff of consumers."
The FTC six firms with deceptive commercial practices and other violations and asked the court to permanently halt the scams and order restitution for consumers.
The FTC cases targeted 14 corporate defendants and 17 individuals in six separate legal filings. The companies included Pecon Software Ltd., Finmaestros LLC, Zeal IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Virtual PC Solutions, Lakshmi Infosoul Services Pvt. Ltd., and PCCare247, Inc.
Canada's top telecom regulatory official, Andrea Rosen of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, said two related enforcement actions were filed in Canada.
Leibowitz said the FTC was sending a delegation to India to help work with authorities in such cases.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

'Run free virus scan' advertisement is a scam?

Yep! that's right. All major advertisement that you see on websites asking you to run a free virus scan, usually when you download something, are FAKE ADS. You trust them, install them and then these small programs show you that your computer is infected with deadly virus or have thousands of problems on your system even if your have purchased your computer/laptop a day ago. See how powerful they are :)
And now to remove these issues they will ask you to purchase their software.
Now the truth is, these kind of softwares are ABSOLUTELY FAKE softwares which means they do not remove any virus or malware. Once you will purchase these softwares, on regular intervals they keep poping-up that they have captured some viruses and have removed them but technically they haven't done anything. They simply show a message, fool you around and are making money.
Below I am displaying you one such ad:

Please use genuine anti-virus program like Norton, Bitdefender, Mcafee, QuickHeal, Kaspersky etc. to keep your computer free from Viruses/malwares. These anti-virus company have never displayed ads like these Fake ads.

Stay alert and be safe.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Bad News !!!

Few days back, I came across information that these people are now operating this Scam from their homes. Actually, after working for only 2months in these ‘scammy’ organizations it’s pretty much easy to gather information how this scam operates. And since there is an awful lot of money, employees are now leaving these companies and are operating this damn business sitting in their homes which means more frustrating calls to You.
If these people will make 1 sale everyday then they will earn around 450,000INR per month and in a year this amount will turn up to 54,00,000INR which is a jaw dropping amount to any Indian. This calculation is based on 1 sale by 1 person every day. What will happen if they make 5sales every day? It's freakishly huge!!!
To run this scam all they need is:
Internet Connection 
Payment Gateway

You will be surprised that these people don't even need a telephone connection to call people. They use Skype. A top up with £4 gives unlimited calls to landline numbers of UK for 1 month. And that's the reason you receive calls from a strange number because that’s Skype’s unknown number. This is kind of lottery for these people.

Now to stop these people I tried to contact Indian News channel and Government but as expected, all in vain. Since these days we are being ruled by the most corrupted Government of History, so clearly, there are no chances that Indian Government will ever raise any concern on this issue.
However there is one option left before us to stop this scary business i.e. Spread the word

You can contribute this by:
1. Share this blog with your parents because they are the people who are targeted the most.
2. Share this on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, blogs or any other website they working for same cause.
3. Raise complaint in Police because I still remember my friend, who was working with me in the same organization, received a call from UK police. May be FBI or NYPD can do something about it.
4. Most important. Give +1 to this blog which will help this blog to top the search results on Google because 70% traffic is from Google.
5. Contact Indian Embassy. I am sure they will do something about it because its a matter of countries relationship.

Lets make this world a better place to live in!

Monday, 19 March 2012

How can you STOP these scammers?

There is only one way to stop these scammers and it needs everybody’s effort. Below I am listing few steps that each one of you needs to do:

1. If the scammers called you, try to make a conversation and make them feel that you don't know anything about computer.
2. Then take the name of the company from where that scammer is calling. I would say pen down everything.
3. Now check the website while you are on the phone and try to find the payment gateway link which you can find after clicking on the 'Buy' button. Most of the websites follow this concept while others directly open the payment gateway.
4. There are many third party websites which provide online transaction facility. Some of these companies are CCavenues, EBS, DirectPay, PayPal etc.
5. Now after getting name of the payment gateway, it’s time to say goodbye to that scammer.

Now you need to write a mail to the Payment Gateway Company letting them know about the company who contacted you and was trying to fool you. Write an aggressive mail about these people.

We need to send at least 50mails to the payment gateway company about the company who contacted you to blacklist them.

Look guys! My blog did the same thing. It came into lime light because of the people who contacted me and the concerned payment gateway company froze their account. Many call centers have suffered because of this blog.
I know, these people will change the name of the company and will again start calling you. But getting a new payment gateway is not that easy. So my point is, if all of us will start doing what I have mentioned, then these technical support phone calls will be a nightmare one day.