The question is getting back at them worth your time? Since this scam started, people have been messing with these scammers.
Here is person who goes through the whole process and get their IP address and Paypal accounts:
Here is person who uses a VM:
This is an interesting article:
I'd personally just wouldn't bother, not worth my time and energy. I just do my best to spread to the word to friends and family who are likely to believe it.
I'm sure most of you are familiar with the fake 'we're calling you from Microsoft' only to be told your computer is infected and affecting the internet. Wow, what a statement. Or they say there is someone hacking your computer, blah blah blah.
The goal is for them to let you into your computer so that they can either infect your system and then charge you for 'cleaning' it up or to change the log in procedure and lock you out of your computer unless you pay (hostage).
My question: Is there a way to back track them? Maybe back hack them? Allow them into a 'safe environment' (maybe VM?) and do the work against them simultaneously?
Yeah, sure I understand the American Legal system but I still want to know.
The goal would be to help expose them more than just a incoming false phone call. Story is that these false people transfer the 'victim' thru several "tech's" before getting to the person who will actually hack the victim in doing so each person has a script that helps keep them 'legal'. Yeah right.
So let me know what you think, can they be traced, back hacked or identified?