Jim Browning (YouTuber)
Updated: 28 September 2020
Browning carries out investigative scam baits in which he infiltrates computer networks run by technical support scammers and fraudsters posing as US IRS agents, using aliases through the use of remote access software and social engineering.
BBC Panorama investigationEdit
Browning was featured in a March 2020 episode of the British documentary series Panorama, in which a large-scale technical support scamming operation was infiltrated and extensively documented by Browning and fellow YouTuber Karl Rock. The two recorded drone and CCTV footage of the facility in Gurugram, Haryana and gathered incriminating evidence linking alleged scammer Amit Chauhan, who also operated a fraudulent travel agency called "Faremart Travels'', to a series of scams targeting computer-illiterate and elderly people in the United Kingdom and United States. During a private meeting with his associates, Chauhan was quoted as stating that "We don't give a shit about our customers", expressing apathy towards his victims. A number of call centre agents under his command were recorded laughing at a British man who admitted suffering from depression while being conned into paying for a non-existent computer problem. They were also recorded conning a blind woman with diabetes into paying to fix a bogus computer virus. Although Chauhan denied the allegations in a phone interview with the BBC, he was subsequently arrested along with his accountant Sumit Kumar in a raid after the exposé was aired.
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