Episode 931: The IT Guy Vs. The Con Artist

This is an amazing story about an IT person going undercover to bring down a group that was scamming senior citizens. But the dramatic turn of the story involves Linux:

FERNANDEZ: And he called me on Sunday, and he said that this Linux server had crashed. And Linux servers don’t just crash. You know, it’s very hard for that to happen.

WARNER: So you knew it was a setup because he said the Linux server had crashed, and that was something only a non-IT person would say.

The punch line is that the server actually had crashed!

Great twist for a story. Less great for a Linux site.

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