[olug] Just had "johnathan" try to scam me into a teamviewer exploit

Tom Williamson twilliam at inebraska.com
Sat Jul 19 21:16:14 CDT 2014

I got a call from the same people. I knew immediately it wasn't worth 
dealing with, so when they asked if I had a laptop or a desktop, I said 
yes, since I have both. He repeated the question a couple of times, I 
answered yes, each time, and since it did not follow the script, he hung 


On 2014-07-19 18:16, Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T wrote:
> Just had a cold call scammer, non-native english speaker, identify 
> himself
> as from the "Computer Maintenance Department" and had evidence that my
> computer was actively being hacked.
> I played along to see what he was going to try and do.  Told him I was 
> on
> the windoze and asked if the hacker had my password and yahoo email 
> login.
>  He said yes.  He was attempting to get me to install teamviewer.  That
> doesn't sound too bad, except teamviewer has issues.
> http://teamviewerhack.blogspot.com/
> Anyone else have a similar experience?
> When I busted him, it was pretty funny and he reverted to a deviant 
> twelve
> year old mentality.

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