Tech support normally requires the patience of Job and the art of being a scammer involves convincing another person that you really are who you claim.
However one scammer took things to a new level by threatening to kill a man who twigged what he was doing.
Jakob Dulisse of British Columbia had been called by people pretending to be Microsoft tech support before, so when a scammer called him and tried to ask for access so he could install malware on his computer that would steal banking information, passwords, and PayPal credentials he told him to go forth and multiply.
Apparently the scammer was a little shocked at that and resorted to threats to kill – as you do.
“You do understand we have each and every information, your address, your phone number,” the scammer said in the recorded call. (You can listen to excerpts at the CBC link.) “We have our group in Canada. I will call them, I will provide your information to them, they will come to you, they will kill you.”
But that was only part of it when Dulisse asked why the man would try to steal from unsuspecting people that the conversation took what Dulisse calls a “sinister turn.”
“He admitted that he was in India… and then he said, ‘If you come to India, you know what we do to Anglo people?’ I said, ‘No.’
“He said, ‘We cut them up in little pieces and throw them in the river.'”
Dulisse found the threats “chilling, but hard to take seriously.”
What was amusing about the call was while he was making those sorts of threats he was still trying to get Dulisse to give him remote access to his computer.
It was probably better that the scammer find a new occupation, as he is clearly in the wrong career.