Phone Sex Company Hacks Competitors; Spams Their Customers

from the now-there's-a-business dept

While internet scams have changed and adapted over the years, from the beginning a popular target has always been folks who are viewing porn -- on the assumption that if they get scammed, they're less likely to then report it out of some sort of embarrassment. It appears that applies over in Korea as well, where the operators of a phone sex company hacked into their competitors' computers, accessed the personal information of over 8 million people, and started sending them "lascivious text messages." Specifically, they searched through the computer systems of over 60 different competitors, to figure out which were their "superior clients" (those who spent over an hour on the phone) and targeted those clients with more specific text messages. Even better, they did this by registering phones in the names of homeless people, so that they wouldn't have to pay the bills. Of course, it seems that they were found out and have now been arrested for the scam.


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    nolababe, Nov 10th, 2006 @ 2:54pm

    Phone sex hackers

    GENIUS!!

     

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    PhysicsGuy, Nov 10th, 2006 @ 3:00pm

    how did they get caught? o.O ... they were clever enough to accomplish all that they did so.... ???

     

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    Berg, Nov 10th, 2006 @ 3:18pm

    They probably got caught because no one spammed their clients.

     

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    Brandon, Nov 10th, 2006 @ 3:47pm

    hahaha!

     

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    Alex, Nov 10th, 2006 @ 4:20pm

    Brilliant

    Brilliant. Give'em a guinness.

     

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    misanthropic humanist, Nov 10th, 2006 @ 4:30pm

    Confidence tricks often work this way

    Many scams work this way, by leveraging peoples shame and embarrasment at themselves to play them along.

    There is a popular film where some wide boys are talking about a scam to take money from people for sex toys, never deliver them, but offer refunds. When the refunds arrive they are cheques from a company called "Electric climax ass dildo Ltd" or something. Nobody ever takes the cheques to the bank to cash.

    419 scams involve a similar psychology. Once people are able to realise that they are being scammed they go into denial at their own foolishness.

    If you ever get into this situation go to the police and ask to speak to someone from fraud. These people are trained to handle it, confidentially, and believe me they've already seen it all and won't bat an eyelid at your bizzare fetish or stupidity.

    It's like people who get sick with breast or testicular tumours because they are too embarrassed to go to the doctor early enough.
    Remember you are dealing with professionals who won't ridicule you.

     

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    Daniel, Nov 10th, 2006 @ 5:30pm

    well said, great advice misanthropic

     

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    DJ Twiztid, Nov 11th, 2006 @ 8:38pm

    Re: Phone sex hackers

    I second that statement!

     

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    Bill, Nov 12th, 2006 @ 11:04am

    well then..

    that explains the text messages....

     

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    LOL, Nov 13th, 2006 @ 10:12am

    real men of genius

    mr. phone sex company hacker

     

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    shaxawan, Dec 15th, 2006 @ 4:33am

    hi

    hi im shaxawan from iraq i want make sex film but i dont know i can u cos i have some problem i want change my face when i can make sexy film with that company

     

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    p.h.moslem emami, Dec 30th, 2006 @ 10:03pm

    moslem

     

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    Andrea Smith, Jan 23rd, 2007 @ 10:13am

    Re Phone Sex Hackers

    I run my own phone sex company. But I can't be hacked because the customer information is not online and my phone sex line is a combination of a Chatline for real people to meet and the choice to speak to live fantasy operators. when I call my line I never hear competitors trying to steal my cusomers. For any of you who want to check out real girls who are hot and horney and would like to get off check it out

    1-800-627-GAME or 1-900-226-4545

     

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