Long Distance I & II, Long Distance: The Real Alex Martin
provided substancial research and investigation as well as access to crucial sources and ex-employees
We collect info on scammers, enrich and verify them and provide them to the concerning authorities like local police and law enforcement for example FBI, FTC, Bundesnetzagentur and sometimes even companies such as network providers, Microsoft and Malwarebytes, so that they can take actions against these criminals. Many call centers have been busted and criminals arrested based on our information.
We protect people by calling up these scammers and wasting their time as much as we can and thus they have less time to scam real people. This can be achieved through multiple ways. Also by investigating and finding out the contact details of victims we are able to warn them and they might recover their money.
As a side effect from the previous activities we record interesting calls, cut them together and create amazing videos out of it. This is to raise awareness, educate people about the different types of scam and of course for entertainment purposes. Check my YouTube channel for my videos.
Telephone scams, spam, and robocalls calls are a widespread problem, especially across English-speaking countries. Call centers, usually based in India, try to defraud people using scare tactics, impersonation, and other techniques. They can come in various flavors: tech support scammers use fake popups online to scare people into thinking that they have a virus or trojan on their computer and Social Security Administration scammers pretend to be the SSA and use scare tactics to extort money out of the victims. Online vigilantes, so-called “scambaiters”, try to fight these scammers.
Scambaiting is basically “falling” for the scam purposely to waste the scammers’ time and preventing them to cause harm to real victims. While doing that we also try to gather as much information as possible to investigate who is behind the scam and how to possibly end it.
Based on that idea and motivated by other great scambaiters such as Jim Browning and Mark Rober, I started a YouTube channel named NeeP: