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Old 06-15-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default Inside the “Card-That-Unlocks-All-Cable-Channels” Scam

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Title: Inside the “Card-That-Unlocks-All-Cable-Channels” Scam
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"Have you ever heard of a smart card that unlocks all channels of your cable TV? This is obviously a scam, as no such device exists. Channels are locked and unlocked at the cable TV's side, not at the ..."

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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I hope you held the guy there long enough for the police to arrive and arrest him filthy little scumbags like this need to taken out back and beaten with a big stick
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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Never heard of that one before.

What we do get a lot of is fake "Windows Support" phone calls. The scammer rings you up and tells you about a list of viruses and problems they've supposedly discovered on your computer, and then ask you for your credit card details to "fix" the PC. The make you view the errors in the event log (which almost every PC has) to convince you that there really is a problem, and tell you that if you don't get them to "fix" it, the computer will die completely in a few days.

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Old 06-17-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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Technically I do feel unlocking all the channels are possible. But only with a separate hardware. A small box that brute forces and unlocks the scrambled video signal. I've heard of such things and they work very well and they don't even need a smart card!

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How do they get you number in the first place? Also ask them how they know about your computer and if it's connected to the internet and how they identified your PC in the internet and how the hell they found out about the 'virus' without proper credentials and access!
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Hi,

1. Yes, some people commented to me in private that it is technically possible to unlock all channels, but of course the card I got is a completely fake. I will update the wording on this tutorial later today.

2. I gave the card to Charter's fraud department.

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:47 AM   #6
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Yes Gabriel, correct. The hotel door smart card did the trick
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Technically I do feel unlocking all the channels are possible. But only with a separate hardware. A small box that brute forces and unlocks the scrambled video signal. I've heard of such things and they work very well and they don't even need a smart card!

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How do they get you number in the first place? Also ask them how they know about your computer and if it's connected to the internet and how they identified your PC in the internet and how the hell they found out about the 'virus' without proper credentials and access!
they use an auto-dialler and quite often they'll argue with you about your PC being a window box if you tell them you use linux or OSx here have a gandies at this thread on geekzone

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp...&topicid=66095
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