A YouTuber has been arrested in India after hacking into his office’s CCTV cameras

A YouTuber has been arrested in India after hacking into his office's CCTV cameras
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A YouTuber allegedly hacked the CCTV cameras of a fraud office in India and collected enough fraud evidence to alert the local police, resulting in the arrest of five people.

The latest video uploaded by Scambaiter on Sunday is “My scammers caught on their CCTV cameras!” The video has nearly a million views as of this writing.

In the 20-minute clip, viewers are treated to CCTV footage taken between June 13 and 24, beginning with the alleged fraudsters at work posing as Best Buy’s Geek Squad tech support staff and ending with their arrest by local police. In Punjab, India.

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As the video shows, the scammers’ office looks remarkably like any other office, with rows of desks neatly divided by dividers.

At any given time, there are two to five people in the room, sometimes wearing headphones and other times eating at one of the small center tables.

They also appear relatively young, most likely in their 20s and 30s, and wear comfortable tracksuits or trousers.

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Throughout the clip, viewers can see and hear several examples of alleged scammers calling potential victims.

“We don’t want you to lose or compromise anything about your identity,” is one of the many examples of scams. “So you know your computer is alerting us so you can call Microsoft people and fix it for you.”

“I’ll have to go ahead and diagnose your computer network. You can leave the computer alone with me. I’m working on it, okay? You know, it takes at least 30-40 minutes to diagnose your computer and see what’s going on. I’ll call you as soon as I get the reports, sir.

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According to the narrator, the scammers then continue to eat for the next hour and then call the victim back to demand a “ridiculous amount of money” for implementing a fake firewall.

Another person is assigned to call the victim back, make sure everything is fixed and a good security program is in place for a year. The total charge for fake services is $339 “all taxes and everything included.”

After collecting the evidence, the Scambaiter allegedly sent messages to several police stations in the Punjab region. They also hacked the scammers’ computers and alerted all the scam victims.

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Finally, on June 24, and as seen in the video, a group of police officers entered the building, cut off the power to the first and second floors and arrested five of the main fraudsters.

The Scambaiter ends the video with the scammers’ accusations, as well as a police report detailing the media coverage of the incident.

Scambaiter regularly uploads cambait videos to their channel of them “destroying scammers” and “hacking” into their computers and conducting “their operations”.

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