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GuruAid
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Image used to represent the Indian Scammers

Company Name

GuruAid
(formerly Online PC Care)

Category

Prank Call Victim, Prank Call Victim Location

Location

India

Phone Numbers

1 855 487 8243,
1 800 756 2957,
1 855 575 5140
+1-203-433-3274

The Indian Scammers are members of an India-based telemarketing and computer-fraud ring known as GuruAid (formerly Online PC Care). They pose as a legitimate technical-support firm, but deliberately install malware onto their victims' computer's hard-drive, via remote desktop access software, enabling them to steal the victim's credit-card and banking details. They have also been known to repeatedly call victims they have previously scammed, and make threats.[1]The scammers are known to have placed huge numbers of calls to many countries, often preying upon the elderly, or computer-illiterate people (who are particularly vulnerable to their methods). Despite growing attention from numerous major media sources, many of which have published articles warning of the scam-artists, their business is still active.

The Prank-Calling Community first became aware of the company in August, 2011, shortly after the first call by AntiVenom9808,[2], who quickly declared war on them. Since their phone-number is toll free, literally dozens of prank-callers from across the world united to harass and annoy them, in hopes of eventually driving them out of business and within a few short days, hundreds of minutes worth of calls were placed. In the subsequent weeks since their discovery, they have became the most prank-called location of all time, surpassing Frank Garrett. Often other company representatives can be heard arguing with other soundboards in the background during calls.

Due to the blatantly criminal and unethical nature of the scammers' business, prank-callers feel no remorse or guilt for harassing them, instead feeling the scammers deserve every call.

In an early call placed in 2012, featuring the Chinaman by PranksAreUs83, one scammer mistakingly revealed the company is losing a lot of business (and hence money), because of the non-stop pranks.

Sometime during mid-to-late 2012, Online PC Care changed their name to GuruAid. Whether the name change was due simply to bad publicity, or if the Prank Call Community's relentless harassment had a hand in it, remains unknown.

A truthfull review of the company can be found here

Phone Numbers Edit

1 855 487 8243 - Corporate Office

1 800 756 2957 - UK Office

1 855 575 5140 - India Office

Reactions from the Prank-Call community Edit

The reaction from prank-calling community to the harassment of the scammers has been universally positive, with the general consensus being that they deserve every call. Fans with no previous prank-calling experience have reportedly downloaded Skype just to join the ranks of callers, getting in on the action, and helping to take the scammers down.

While there is obviously no criticism of the calls in terms of the scammers' 'deserving' status as prank-call victims, there has been some criticism for their lack of interesting responses during calls. Many of them have a poor command of the English language and often repeat monotonous phrases in response to almost ANY soundboard. Most of the entertainment value of the calls derives from the clear difficulties the continuous pranks are causing their fraudulent, thieving organization.

Reactions from Online PC Care / GuruAidEdit

The Indian Scammers have repeatedly lost their nerve during the endless barrage of calls. A comparison of the original calls featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hank Hill, to more recent calls, reveal the high degree of agitation and anger that the scammers have developed. Occasionally, the scammers sound depressed when answering the phone, and often answer in an agitated manner before the soundboard can even respond.

Incredibly, the scammers have made hundreds of legal threats during the calls to the pranksters, in an unsuccessful attempt to deter them. These have ranged from sending recordings of the prank-calls to American police, to hiring a cyber-crime investigator. Needless to say, their threats have proven to be empty, because their business itself is illegal and any attempt to involve authorities, especially those overseas, would only bring further unwanted scrutiny upon their activities. Regardless, any of the threatened measures would prove futile - especially as the scammers are being pranked from hundreds of locations all over the world.

Occasionally, comments from people claiming to be employees of GuruAid have also been posted on videos of calls them via YouTube. If indeed genuine, they could indicate the Indian Scammers are aware of the Prank-Calling Community. One such example from July 2013, was posted in the comments of "Dr. Phil calls GuruAid," by an individual calling himself "Arshad Kahn":[3]

We get so tired of hardwork and stress thanks to u all jobless prank callers we get some entertainment.

2014 Prank Calls Edit

In 2014, In an Attempt to Prevent Prank Callers, Scammers are now asking users to "Subscribe" First to their "Services" To Prevent People From Prank Calling, However, There are many occasions of Scammers Still Falling for old Tricks.

Prank CallsEdit

Date Title Caller Victim Notes Ref.
July 21, 2011 Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Online Scammers AntiVenom9808 Indian Scammers ORiginal call. [2]
July 24, 2011 Country Drunk Calls PC Support HarlemBarber Indian Scammers [4]
N/A TheMasterCall - New Indian Scammers TheMasterCall Indian Scammers [5]
N/A TheMasterCall - Frank, Rick, And Others Call Indian Scammers TheMasterCall Indian Scammers [6]
N/A TheMasterCall - Indian Scammers Harassment TheMasterCall Indian Scammers [7]
August 9, 2011 Hank Hill Calls Online Scammers AntiVenom9808 Indian Scammers [8]
August 21, 2011 Angry Video Game Nerd Calls Online Scammers AntiVenom9808 Indian Scammers [9]
August 27, 2011 Prank calls to Indian scammers - victim edition Zamot83 Indian Scammers [10]
August 27, 2011 Prank calls to Indian scammers - celebrity edition Zamot83 Indian Scammers [11]
August 27, 2011 Arnold Calls Indian Scammers/Onlinepccare Lakakid Indian Scammers [12]
August 27, 2011 Wesley Willis vs. Indian Scammers Rawpranks Indian Scammers [13]
August 27, 2011 Telemarketer Revenge 21: Strike Back to the Indian Scammers (part the first) Revolverocelot2501 Indian Scammers [14]
August 28, 2011 Arnold Harasses The Indian Scammers. Round 1 Whiningmaster Indian Scammers [15]
August 28, 2011 Messing around with the Indian Scammers again Rawpranks Indian Scammers [16]
August 29, 2011 Angry Cab Driver Calls Indian Scammers Phuckaducker Indian Scammers [17]
August 29, 2011 Arnold (A.K.A. SoB Jr.) Harasses The Indian Scammers. Round 2 Whiningmaster Indian Scammers [18]
August 29, 2011 Telemarketer Revenge 22: Strike back to the Indian Scammers (part the second) Revolverocelot2501 Indian Scammers [19]
August 29, 2011 Raged Old Lady calls the New Indian Scammers Derangedpranks Indian Scammers [20]
August 29, 2011 Raged Old Lady Finds a Date Derangedpranks Indian Scammers [21]
August 29, 2011 Calling new Indian scammers Rawpranks Indian Scammers [22]
August 29, 2011 Chris Has PC problems (Indian Scammers) WorldClassPrankster Indian Scammers [23]
August 29, 2011 The Bail Bondsman calls the Indian Scammers CaptainSoundboard Indian Scammers [24]
August 30, 2011 More PC Problems (Indian Scammers Pt. 2) WorldClassPrankster Indian Scammers [25]
August 30, 2011 Telemarketer Revenge 23: Strike back to the Indian scammers (part the third) Revolverocelot2501 Indian Scammers [26]
August 31, 2011 Calling new Indian scammers part 2 Rawpranks Indian Scammers [27]
August 31, 2011 Telemarketer Revenge 24: Strike Back to the Indian Scammers (part the fourth) Revolverocelot2501 Indian Scammers [28]
August 31, 2011 Jim Rome calls the Indian Scammers & a Clothier 1ex1uger Indian Scammers [29]
September 1, 2011 Springfeel vs fake viagra company Rawpranks Indian Scammers [30]
September 1, 2011 Pc Support (Scammers) Harrassment WorldClassPrankster Indian Scammers [31]
September 6, 2011 Walsh and Chinaman call The Indian Scammers PranksAreUs83 Indian Scammers Lost call, but rediscovered in Feburary 2014 [32]
September 8, 2011 New Prank Call to The Indian Scammers Noobkiller837 Indian Scammers This was a conference call. [33]
September 12, 2011 Springfeel n freinds annoy the Indian scammers Rawpranks Indian Scammers [34]
September 14, 2011 Calls to The Indian Scammers 2 Noobkiller837 Indian Scammers The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim. [35]
September 16, 2011 Calls to The Indian Scammers 3 Noobkiller837 Indian Scammers The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim. [36]
September 23, 2011 Frank Calls Indian Scammers Phuckaducker Indian Scammers [37]
September 23, 2011 Checking up on the Indian scammers Rawpranks Indian Scammers [38]
September 25, 2011 Indian Scammers Prank call 1 JLYarders Indian Scammers [39]
September 25, 2011 Indian Scammers Prank call 2 JLYarders Indian Scammers The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim. [40]
September 26, 2011 Indian Scammers Prank call 3 JLYarders Indian Scammers The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim. [41]
September 27, 2011 Revolt of the Indian Scammers? Pyromodder2 Indian Scammers [42]
October 2, 2011 Prank calling Indian scammers 4 JLYarders Indian Scammers The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim. [43]
October 15, 2011 Springfield Pervert Calls Indian Scammers Phuckaducker Indian Scammers [44]
October 26, 2011 Joe Pesci calls Indian scammers Zamot83 Indian Scammers [45]
December 12, 2011 Calls to the scammers, a library and the reno douchebag Rawpranks Indian Scammers [46]
December 13, 2011 Telemarketer Revenge 34: The Wrath of Walsh Revolverocelot2501 Indian Scammers [47]
December 28, 2011 Indian Scammers Final Call Derangedpranks Indian Scammers [48]
January 1, 2012 Tony the Racist calls PC Planet Rawpranks Indian Scammers [49]
January 9, 2012 Rude Lawyer calls Indian Scammers Zamot83 Indian Scammers [50]
January 10, 2012 Lunatic calls the Indian Scammers Kiwikrankers Indian Scammers [51]
January 12, 2012 Telemarketer Revenge 36: Strike back to the Indian Scammers (Part the Fifth) Revolverocelot2501 Indian Scammers [52]
January 13, 2012 Scottish Lady calls Indian scammers Zamot83 Indian Scammers [53]
January 14, 2012 Short hang-up calls to Indian scammers Zamot83 Indian Scammers [54]
January 15, 2012 Rick, Walsh, Officer Martin, and AVGN Call Indian Scammers GTAIVman Indian Scammers [55]
August 13, 2012 Calling the Indian Scammers Part 1 Nekad2000 Indian Scammers [56]
August 13, 2012 Calling the Indian Scammers Part 2 Nekad2000 Indian Scammers [57]
August 26, 2012 The Chinaman Irritates the Indian Scammers Phuckaducker Indian Scammers [58]
September 1, 2012 Mad Mopar Man makes a quick call to the Scammers Phuckaducker Indian Scammers [59]
September 25, 2012 Phone Sex with the Indian Scammers Phuckaducker Indian Scammers [60]
October 25, 2012 Mr. Goat & friends call Indian scammers Reginald Fitzpatrick Indian Scammers [61]
December 5, 2012 Crazy Sick Old Man calls Guruaid Reginald Fitzpatrick Indian Scammers [62]
December 5, 2012 Confused Old Lady & Rick The Mullet Man calls Iyogi Reginald Fitzpatrick Indian Scammers [63]
December 5, 2012 Dr. Phil calls GuruAid Reginald Fitzpatrick Indian Scammers [3]
December 24, 2012 ECLH, NYC Cunt, Random Asshole and Angry Cat Guy call the Indian Scammers Indy the Great Indian Scammers [64]
August 10, 2013 The Indian Scammers Win a Free Cruise Billybob James Indian Scammers,

Caribbean Cruise Line

[65]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Online PC Care a scam
  2. 2.0 2.1 Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Online Scammers - Prank Call on YouTube
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dr. Phil calls GuruAid on YouTube
  4. Country Drunk Calls PC Support on YouTube
  5. TheMasterCall - New Indian Scammers on YouTube
  6. TheMasterCall - Frank, Rick, And Others Call Indian Scammers on YouTube
  7. TheMasterCall - Indian Scammers Harassment on YouTube
  8. Hank Hill Calls Online Scammers - Prank Call on YouTube
  9. Angry Video Game Nerd Calls Online Scammers on YouTube
  10. Prank calls to Indian scammers - victim edition on YouTube
  11. Prank calls to Indian scammers - celebrity edition on YouTube
  12. Arnold Calls Indian Scammers/Onlinepccare on YouTube
  13. Wesley Willis vs. indian scammers on YouTube
  14. Telemarketer Revenge 21: Strike Back to the Indian Scammers (part the first) on YouTube
  15. Arnold Harasses The Indian Scammers. Round 1. on YouTube
  16. Messing around with the indian scammers again on YouTube
  17. Angry Cab Driver Calls Indian Scammers on YouTube
  18. Arnold (A.K.A. SoB Jr.) Harasses The Indian Scammers. Round 2. on YouTube
  19. Telemarketer Revenge 22: Strike back to the Indian Scammers (part the second) on YouTube
  20. Raged Old Lady calls the New Indian Scammers on YouTube
  21. Raged Old Lady Finds a Date on YouTube
  22. Calling new indian scammers on YouTube
  23. Chris Has PC problems(Indian Scammers) on YouTube
  24. The Bail Bondsman calls the Indian Scammers on YouTube
  25. More PC Problems (Indian Scammers Pt.2) on YouTube
  26. Telemarketer Revenge 23: Strike back to the Indian scammers (part the third) on YouTube
  27. Calling new Indian scammers part 2 on YouTube
  28. Telemarketer Revenge 24: Strike Back to the Indian Scammers (part the fourth) on YouTube
  29. Jim Rome calls the Indian Scammers & a Clothier on YouTube
  30. Springfeel vs fake viagra company on YouTube
  31. Pc Support (Scammers) Harrassment on YouTube
  32. Chinaman calls Indian Scammers on YouTube
  33. New Prank Call to The Indian Scammers on YouTube
  34. Springfeel n freinds annoy the indian scammers on YouTube
  35. Calls to The Indian Scammers 2 on YouTube
  36. Calls to The Indian Scammers 3 on YouTube
  37. Frank Calls Indian Scammers on YouTube
  38. Checking up on the indian scammers on YouTube
  39. Indian Scammers Prank call 1 on YouTube
  40. Indian Scammers Prank call 2 on YouTube
  41. Indian Scammers Prank call 3 on YouTube
  42. Revolt of the Indian Scammers? on YouTube
  43. Prank calling indian scammers 4 on YouTube
  44. Springfield Pervert Calls Indian Scammers on YouTube
  45. Joe Pesci calls Indian scammers on YouTube
  46. Calls to the scammers, a library and the reno douchebag on YouTube
  47. Telemarketer Revenge 34: The Wrath of Walsh on YouTube
  48. Indian Scammers Final Call on YouTube
  49. Tony the racist calls pc planet on YouTube
  50. Rude Lawyer calls Indian Scammers on YouTube
  51. Lunatic calls the Indian Scammers on YouTube
  52. Telemarketer Revenge 36: Strike back to the Indian Scammers (Part the Fifth) on YouTube
  53. Scottish Lady calls Indian scammers on YouTube
  54. Short hang-up calls to Indian scammers on YouTube
  55. Rick, Walsh, Officer Martin, and AVGN Call Indian Scammers on YouTube
  56. Calling the Indian Scammers Part 1 on YouTube
  57. Calling the Indian Scammers Part 2 on YouTube
  58. The Chinaman Irritates the Indian Scammers on YouTube
  59. Mad Mopar Man makes a quick call to the Scammers on YouTube
  60. Phone Sex with the Indian Scammers on YouTube
  61. Mr. Goat & friends call indian scammers on YouTube
  62. Crazy Sick Old Man calls Guruaid on YouTube
  63. Confused Old Lady & Rick The Mullet Man calls Iyogi on YouTube
  64. ECLH, NYC Cunt, Random Asshole and Angry Cat Guy call the Indian Scammers on YouTube
  65. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15bX5DSmfQ4

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