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Post Ars Technicast, Episode 12: Wham, bam, we talk Internet scams

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In this episode of the Ars Technicast we talk about the fine art of the scam. Recently, Deputy Editor Nate Anderson and Ars Senior Writer Jon Brodkin wrote about the ways in which Internet scammers have solicited users over the phone foraccess to their PCs. Nate played the role of victim to one of these scams and wrote about the steps a tech supportfraudgoes through to hook their victims.And some "victims" told stories abouttrolling the scammers, resulting in anecdotes both hilarious and fascinating.

Nate joins Senior Apple Editor Jacqui Cheng and Social Editor Cesar Torres to talk about how these scams work, what might motivate both the scammers and trolls, and ideas about how sophisticated scams may become as video calls continue to rise in popularity.

Have you been suckered by a scam before? Maybe you know someone who was. Share your stories about Internet scams with us in the comments.

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