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how do dialer scams work?

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#1 LadyN



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Posted 31 July 2004 - 12:59 PM

:huh: I am a little confused. I just read the pinned thread at the to p of the page and I don't know what a dialer is. I have dial up access, am I in danger of this happening? How do I prevent it?

#2 rosso_acido


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Posted 01 August 2004 - 06:35 AM

From Kephyr.com: (Diallers are) programs that use a system, without your permission or knowledge, to dial numbers with extremely high charges.

More hopefully enlightening info here: http://www.antivirus...cles/dialer.php

PS & EDIT - For some useful protection measures, you can browse the links in my signature. :)

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Edited by rosso_acido, 01 August 2004 - 08:17 AM.

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