During the hearing of the witnesses in the Vienna Cybercrime Trials last week (please read more here on FinTelegram) it got evident how crucial for the fraud was the use of the remote software tool AnyDesk. More or less all Gal Barak`s victims told the judge that they were heavily pushed by the boiler room agents (i.e. the call center guys) to download this free-of-charge software tool thus enabling the fraudsters to remote access the PC of the victims and to purportedly "assist" them.
The many investment scams out there show one very similar pattern: After the initial phase with huge wins and growing capital, the money is gone suddenly. While victims begin to realize that they have most likely lost their money they desperately try to find someone for help to get their money back, and very often they fall victim to the next fraud: recovery scams!