Superbooster™ cell phone "booster" fraud


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Aug21-09, 09:04 AM
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The following image is a freeze-frame from the product ad, as found on the parent website of the marketing company who makes and sells the product:



This is an image of a type of RF-based EAS tag, commonly used in libraries, from the How Stuff Works website:



Yeah, nothing suspicious there, right? Obviously, they buy these EAS tags, slap their own label on them (at a total cost of less than $1, most likely) and sell these things to gullible sheeple. While there are lots of these useless things out there, this is a particularly egregious example because there is not even the pretense of designing an original product; it's just out-and-out fraud. I urge everyone to report these shysters.
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Aug21-09, 10:14 AM
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wow, this is so lame
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Oct1-09, 07:19 PM
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could it be even worse?
could that device monitor your location for, let see..for instance
1. I have your address
2. I can tell your current location
3. I heard you last night blabbin' on the cell phone while you entered the code for your house alarm
4. I know when you're 5 minutes away, so you never realize the U-haul you just passed has the contents of your house in it

oh, no, you saw me , so....maybe, boom, your phone blows up in your ear

dr

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Oct12-09, 03:56 PM
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Superbooster™ cell phone "booster" fraud


Quote Quote by dr dodge View Post
could it be even worse?
could that device monitor your location for, let see..for instance
1. I have your address
2. I can tell your current location
3. I heard you last night blabbin' on the cell phone while you entered the code for your house alarm
4. I know when you're 5 minutes away, so you never realize the U-haul you just passed has the contents of your house in it

oh, no, you saw me , so....maybe, boom, your phone blows up in your ear

dr
So long as we don't jump to conlusions.
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Oct13-09, 05:42 AM
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lol

no, that would never happen

dr
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Oct11-10, 07:40 PM
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These things aren't powered. So they can't track anything.
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Oct19-10, 08:46 PM
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Quote Quote by VicDelmonte View Post
These things aren't powered. So they can't track anything.
They are powered. The spiral antenna receives RF energy from the interrogating system. The chip is activated and responds with the RF tag ID number.

The effect is local, but if you pepper a city with interrogating antennas, you can track the location of the chips. They're pretty easy to dismantle, too. Simply knife through them.

As for tracking personal information, phone conversations... That technology requires powered devices. :)


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