Programmer Writes Script To Call IRS Phone Scammers 28 Times/Sec To Tie Up Their Lines

June 27, 2017

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Note: Colorful language.

This is a video from a computer programmer who was targeted by fake IRS phone scammers in an attempt to collect money from him ("or you'll never be able to use money again"). He decided to get revenge by writing a script that calls the scammers back 28 times a second, which causes a denial of phone service and prevents them from trying to call anybody else. I wish I was that smart. Whenever these people get me on the line I panic and give them all my bank account info, then tell them if there's anything left over maybe they could put me in touch with some Nigerian princes who could use my help too.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks again to Zootghost, who, for two tips in a row, gets to choose if he wants to go first or last for show-and-tell today.

  • Jack Morin

    Please provide this script to legal authorities. They could use your help. Maybe you could use this against the Microsoft Technical Support scammers. Of which there are many. Please do.

  • NCSUN

    Interesting article:

    https://krebsonsecurity.com...

  • Dani

    Not all superheroes wear capes!

  • Bernd Ratsch

    Awesome job....keep up the good work!!

  • Hawkthalas

    Very smart really.

  • MustacheHam

    Brilliant work m8. *tips hat*

  • Grant Skillen

    Hope this is real, you sir have just won!

  • Derek Smith

    Go Fund Me page for this guy, both to roll this out large scale and also to buy him a goddamn gold medal!

  • contrey

    if this is an automated system, wouldn't it be amazing if he could share this program with law enforcement so that a nation-wide crack down could be asserted on scam callers. this is incredible

  • Sandy Dmyterko

    I loved what you did to them. Wish there were more people like you. I got a similar call once, did a google search and ratted them out to the phone company they were using. They shut down the number. Unfortunately they probably quickly got another phone number, but at least they were temporarily disabled.

  • Matt

    Wish they would do this to extended car warranty companies. OMG must get 5 calls a month or more.

  • econoking

    My partner's elderly father fell to one of those full screen pop ups; the "we've taken your computer and files, pay us now" scammers. Unfortunately he gave them his credit card number before we could call him back and tell him to not do anything! So this is a good start, I heartily approve.

  • Captain Pete

    Odd..when they call me, I can't help but replying that "you've reached Immigration and Customs Enforcement" instant hangup 100% of the time.

  • Weatherheight

    The first time I've seen a denial of service that I can get behind.
    Whoever you are, wherever you are, keep attacking the bad guys using their own tools against them. They waste our time and money? Waste their time and money.
    Poetic AF.

  • MSD

    My favorite call I got... "Hello, I am calling from IRS Investigations... blah blah blah...."
    Me: You are calling from the Internal Revenue Service?
    Call: No, I am calling from IRS.
    Me: Idiot. If you're going to scam me, get the name right?
    Call: What? What's wrong?
    Me: You can't be consistent?
    Call: I have to go.

  • THIS MAN IS A GODDAM HERO

  • Frédéric Purenne

    The only thing that bugs me is how can he use so many generated phone numbers?

  • Bling Nye
  • Perpetual Pizza

    I bet the program is still running to this day.

  • SentimentalFury

    They called me and I started giving them quotes from The Exorcist..... Your mother sucks ***** in Hell. Stick your **** up her **** ! Let Jesus **** You !

    They always end up hanging up on me.

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