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.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,, 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.
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 consensus being that they deserve every prank call they receive. 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.
Whilst 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 them.
Reactions from Online PCEdit
The Indian Scammers have repeatedly lost their nerve during the endless barrage of calls, and their general phone demeanor has seen a marked deterioration over time. There are noticeable differences between the original calls (featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hank Hill) and those made recently. The scammers have become increasingly angry and agitated, often answering the phone in such a manner before the soundboard has even had the chance to respond. They have also sounded depressed and tired on numerous occasions.
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 miles away.
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 Soundboard 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":
We get so tired of hardwork and stress thanks to u all jobless prank callers we get some entertainment.After months of near daily harassment, prankster "Econo LOL" began his prank career by calling the "Windows Technical Department" back on his regular house phone with the classic "You Stole My Newspaper", and "Kicked My Dog" soundboards. After a couple hours of harassment, a supervisor began calling back Econo LOL direct from different phone numbers that had local area codes. Econo LOL was able to call him back on these odd numbers. The supervisor was well versed in American slang, and shit talking, with which he used profusely. He even made references to meeting to fight in landmark locations in various cities within the state.
2014 Prank Call Situation Edit
Since 2014, in an attempt to prevent the prank calls, the scammers have changed several aspects of their website. Users are now asked to "subscribe" to their "services" before making inbound calls. However, this measure has had limited effect, with many successful prank calls still being made to this day.
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|June 2niger, 2015||The Indian Scammers get a Call from Peter Griffin||Kyle and the Gang!||Curry Scammers|||
|July 21, 2011||Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Online Scammers||AntiVenom9808||Indian Scammers|| |||
|July 24, 2011||Country Drunk Calls PC Support||HarlemBarber||Indian Scammers|| |||
|N/A||TheMasterCall - New Indian Scammers||TheMasterCall||Indian Scammers|| |||
|N/A||TheMasterCall - Frank, Rick, And Others Call Indian Scammers||TheMasterCall||Indian Scammers|| |||
|N/A||TheMasterCall - Indian Scammers Harassment||TheMasterCall||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 9, 2011||Hank Hill Calls Online Scammers||AntiVenom9808||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 21, 2011||Angry Video Game Nerd Calls Online Scammers||AntiVenom9808||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 27, 2011||Prank calls to Indian scammers - victim edition||Zamot83||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 27, 2011||Prank calls to Indian scammers - celebrity edition||Zamot83||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 27, 2011||Arnold Calls Indian Scammers/Onlinepccare||Lakakid||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 27, 2011||Wesley Willis vs. Indian Scammers||Rawpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 27, 2011||Telemarketer Revenge 21: Strike Back to the Indian Scammers (part the first)||Revolverocelot2501||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 28, 2011||Arnold Harasses The Indian Scammers. Round 1||Whiningmaster||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 28, 2011||Messing around with the Indian Scammers again||Rawpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 29, 2011||Angry Cab Driver Calls Indian Scammers||Phuckaducker||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 29, 2011||Arnold (A.K.A. SoB Jr.) Harasses The Indian Scammers. Round 2||Whiningmaster||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 29, 2011||Telemarketer Revenge 22: Strike back to the Indian Scammers (part the second)||Revolverocelot2501||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 29, 2011||Raged Old Lady calls the New Indian Scammers||Derangedpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 29, 2011||Raged Old Lady Finds a Date||Derangedpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 29, 2011||Calling new Indian scammers||Rawpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 29, 2011||Chris Has PC problems (Indian Scammers)||WorldClassPrankster||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 29, 2011||The Bail Bondsman calls the Indian Scammers||CaptainSoundboard||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 30, 2011||More PC Problems (Indian Scammers Pt. 2)||WorldClassPrankster||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 30, 2011||Telemarketer Revenge 23: Strike back to the Indian scammers (part the third)||Revolverocelot2501||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 31, 2011||Calling new Indian scammers part 2||Rawpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 31, 2011||Telemarketer Revenge 24: Strike Back to the Indian Scammers (part the fourth)||Revolverocelot2501||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 31, 2011||Jim Rome calls the Indian Scammers & a Clothier||1ex1uger||Indian Scammers|| |||
|September 1, 2011||Springfeel vs fake viagra company||Rawpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|September 1, 2011||Pc Support (Scammers) Harrassment||WorldClassPrankster||Indian Scammers|| |||
|September 6, 2011||Walsh and Chinaman call The Indian Scammers||PranksAreUs83||Indian Scammers||Lost call, but rediscovered in Feburary 2014|||
|September 8, 2011||New Prank Call to The Indian Scammers||Noobkiller837||Indian Scammers||This was a conference call.|||
|September 12, 2011||Springfeel n freinds annoy the Indian scammers||Rawpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|September 14, 2011||Calls to The Indian Scammers 2||Noobkiller837||Indian Scammers||The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim.|||
|September 16, 2011||Calls to The Indian Scammers 3||Noobkiller837||Indian Scammers||The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim.|||
|September 23, 2011||Frank Calls Indian Scammers||Phuckaducker||Indian Scammers|| |||
|September 23, 2011||Checking up on the Indian scammers||Rawpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|September 25, 2011||Indian Scammers Prank call 1||JLYarders||Indian Scammers|| |||
|September 25, 2011||Indian Scammers Prank call 2||JLYarders||Indian Scammers||The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim.|||
|September 26, 2011||Indian Scammers Prank call 3||JLYarders||Indian Scammers||The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim.|||
|September 27, 2011||Revolt of the Indian Scammers?||Pyromodder2||Indian Scammers|| |||
|October 2, 2011||Prank calling Indian scammers 4||JLYarders||Indian Scammers||The prankster used his actual voice to talk to the victim.|||
|October 15, 2011||Springfield Pervert Calls Indian Scammers||Phuckaducker||Indian Scammers|| |||
|October 26, 2011||Joe Pesci calls Indian scammers||Zamot83||Indian Scammers|| |||
|December 12, 2011||Calls to the scammers, a library and the reno douchebag||Rawpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|December 13, 2011||Telemarketer Revenge 34: The Wrath of Walsh||Revolverocelot2501||Indian Scammers|| |||
|December 28, 2011||Indian Scammers Final Call||Derangedpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|January 1, 2012||Tony the Racist calls PC Planet||Rawpranks||Indian Scammers|| |||
|January 9, 2012||Rude Lawyer calls Indian Scammers||Zamot83||Indian Scammers|| |||
|January 10, 2012||Lunatic calls the Indian Scammers||Kiwikrankers||Indian Scammers|| |||
|January 12, 2012||Telemarketer Revenge 36: Strike back to the Indian Scammers (Part the Fifth)||Revolverocelot2501||Indian Scammers|| |||
|January 13, 2012||Scottish Lady calls Indian scammers||Zamot83||Indian Scammers|| |||
|January 14, 2012||Short hang-up calls to Indian scammers||Zamot83||Indian Scammers|| |||
|January 15, 2012||Rick, Walsh, Officer Martin, and AVGN Call Indian Scammers||GTAIVman||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 13, 2012||Calling the Indian Scammers Part 1||Nekad2000||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 13, 2012||Calling the Indian Scammers Part 2||Nekad2000||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 26, 2012||The Chinaman Irritates the Indian Scammers||Phuckaducker||Indian Scammers|| |||
|September 1, 2012||Mad Mopar Man makes a quick call to the Scammers||Phuckaducker||Indian Scammers|| |||
|September 25, 2012||Phone Sex with the Indian Scammers||Phuckaducker||Indian Scammers|| |||
|October 25, 2012||Mr. Goat & friends call Indian scammers||Reginald Fitzpatrick||Indian Scammers|| |||
|December 5, 2012||Crazy Sick Old Man calls Guruaid||Reginald Fitzpatrick||Indian Scammers|| |||
|December 5, 2012||Confused Old Lady & Rick The Mullet Man calls Iyogi||Reginald Fitzpatrick||Indian Scammers|| |||
|December 5, 2012||Dr. Phil calls GuruAid||Reginald Fitzpatrick||Indian Scammers||yeeeeeeet|||
|December 24, 2012||ECLH, NYC Cunt, Random Asshole and Angry Cat Guy call the Indian Scammers||Indy the Great||Indian Scammers|| |||
|August 10, 2013||The Indian Scammers Win a Free Cruise||Billybob James||Indian Scammers,|| |||
|June 21, 2015||Scammer Gets Rekt||MrMarioMiner||Indian Scammers||a bunc|
|May 17, 2016||Germany starts war against USA/India||DerTurricaN||German Scammers // ApoRed // LeFloid // AllHumanScumbags||German Government, USA CIA, NSA FBI & Russian KIB|
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