Scammer Profile

50% of The World’s Scam Calls Can Be Traced Back to Kolkata, India

Scammers don’t care about you.

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Scammers just want your money.

The world of online scams is populated by a diverse array of fraudsters, with varying tactics and originating from a multitude of socioeconomic backgrounds worldwide. Many scammers come from regions where economic instability and lack of employment opportunities create a ripe environment for the proliferation of fraudulent activities. Common types of scammers include phishing experts who craft deceptive emails to steal personal information, romance scammers who feign love interests to swindle money, technical support fraudsters who convince victims of non-existent computer issues, and individuals promoting advance-fee scams promising great returns in exchange for an upfront payment.

A general profile of a person who becomes a scammer is difficult to pinpoint due to the wide variety of circumstances that might drive individuals into such illicit activities. However, often these individuals may share some common traits or circumstances. They might possess certain technical skills, particularly in communication and persuasion, combined with a willingness to exploit others. They may often find themselves in desperate financial situations, where the promise of easy money can seem like an alluring solution to their problems. Additionally, they may reside in areas where such activities are not only more common due to economic conditions but also more difficult for law enforcement to track and prosecute, due to less stringent regulatory frameworks or the challenges of international policing. It is crucial, though, to note that these profiles don't apply universally and individuals involved in scamming do so for a myriad of reasons and influences.

Scammers will say ANYTHING to get your money

The scammer might say they have a sick parent, or other family member that relies on them, and if you don't do what they need, you are putting them all in jeopardy of starvation, or losing their homes.

They use LOVE as a WEAPON. Scammers are master manipulators. They know how to strum your heart strings, find where you are weak, and lie to fill the pain of loss, loneliness, and need for love that make people victims. It is important to be in the moment, and think about anyone can love someone they have never met.

They may actually tell you they will commit suicide if you don't help them.

Bottom Line: Scammers are masters at manipulation. Don't let them coerce you into anything. Take a step back and look at what is happening. Be in the moment! And then call someone who can help you decide what to do. Never be afraid to ask for help. If you don't know anyone, contact any of the Scam Baiters provided on this site. They will come to your rescue!

YouTube video- Scambaiter MidnightSB

Romance Scam "Catfish Video" from YouTuber Bait Scammers Trilogy Media

The Tools Scammers Use

While there are various legitimate uses for remote desktop software, scammers often misuse any software that can provide them remote access capabilities. Some scammers who are well-educated in software development can develop their own remote software application that requires the user to simply go to their website link and enter a passcode provided to the user by the scammer. Some commonly known remote desktop software that scammers may exploit include:

  • AnyDesk: As mentioned earlier, while AnyDesk is a legitimate remote desktop software, scammers can abuse it for fraudulent purposes.

  • TeamViewer: Similarly, TeamViewer is a widely used remote desktop software that scammers may misuse to gain unauthorized access to victims' computers, extract sensitive information, or carry out fraudulent activities.

  • LogMeIn: LogMeIn is another legitimate remote desktop software that scammers can misuse to gain unauthorized access or deceive victims into providing sensitive information.

  • Chrome Remote Desktop: Although Chrome Remote Desktop is a legitimate software developed by Google, scammers might use it to gain control over victims' computers and manipulate or steal data.

It is important to note that the software mentioned above are tools that facilitate remote access and control. The misuse and exploitation come from the actions and intentions of the scammers who misuse them.

To protect yourself, it is important to:

2. Exercise caution and NEVER, EVER give access to your bank account or other financial institution.

3. Verify the identity of individuals requesting remote access. You can do this by not listening to the scammer and contacting the company (Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, Google, etc.) that they are representing, directly, and speaking to an actual representative reputable support teams.

The scammer might say they have a sick parent, or other family member that relies on them, and if you don't do what they need, you are putting them all in jeopardy of starvation, or losing their homes.

They will always tell you they love you. How can you love someone you never met unless you let them manipulate you with tragic stories or heartbreaking trauma?

They may actually tell you they will commit suicide if you don't help them.

Bottom Line: Scammers are masters at manipulation. Don't let them coerce you into anything. Take a step back and look at what is happening. Be in the moment! And then call someone who can help you decide what to do. Never be afraid to ask for help. If you don't know anyone, contact any of the Scam Baiters provided on this site. They will come to your rescue!

Scammers are Shameless

In this video, Indian Scammer, "Praveen" aka "Sean Smith" was confronted by YouTube Scam Baiter, Jim Browning.