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Troy Hunt took on one of these groups years ago and let them loose in a VM to see what they did.

Their initial contact


When he called them back


They are apparently onto the VM trick now. I've heard of them checking the running processes for the virtualized network connection, etc.

There's a twitch streamer called Kitboga that messes with these types of scammers in VMs. It's pretty entertaining. He uses a voice changer and has a timer in the corner on how long he manages to keep a scammer occupied.

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