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Windows 7: Scammers are back.

13 Apr 2016   #11
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
He did give a number but I didn't catch it, I'd already got him to repeat things a few times so didn't push that one.
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13 Apr 2016   #12
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I left a message on their answer phone to call me back on 0370 496 7622 as I really wanted my computer clean
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13 Apr 2016   #13
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I left a message on their answer phone to call me back on 0370 496 7622 as I really wanted my computer clean
What name did they give for the place ?
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13 Apr 2016   #14
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

That's good had no idea about finding out the number, when he phoned it just came through showing as unavailable on the phone screen but he was happy to give me that number telling me to call them and they'd tell me all I wanted to know then they'd put me through to him.
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13 Apr 2016   #15
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
Even the Postcode is garbage Joan: W2 2GG - Check My Postcode

No such code as "LW" in UK, nearest W22 and that is defunct. More proof that even scammers are dumbing-down.
Hi Bob I didn't even bother checking it out as I was sure it was just another scam, he's not the best to try and get people to do as he wants, he gets very irate when you don't do what he asked. It started when he told me I had a Windows key next to my ctrl key on my keyboard and I said no and I wasn't going to press them anyway before checking things out, that's when I started asking for all his particulars.
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13 Apr 2016   #16
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

We should let them use our computer but in a virtual environment and track their I.P.
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01 May 2016   #17
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

It's on the 'other side of the pond' too. I just got off the phone with Windows Security Dept. They said my computer was downloading unwanted programs and he wanted to fix it for me. I strung him along as long as I could. He finally hung up on me.
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02 May 2016   #18
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Just answer the phone "NSA Security" see how long they stay on line
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02 May 2016   #19
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

We have a "do not call" registry in this country and it isn't very effective because of overseas auto internet dialling.
You listen for a significant delay then you have a fair idea that you are on an auto dial list then hang up or wait for the little bit of rubbish then hang up.
The problem with fixed/land line coms is that the sending party can still hold your line open and it is a relatively new scam. If you get off the line and dial say your bank then it is best to make sure that you have made the circuit switched connect to who you want and not speaking to the con artists. Dial a known number eg. the speaking clock (does that still exist?).
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02 May 2016   #20
z3r010

 

We have one of those registries here but as you say it's pretty much useless as the calls are coming from oversea's.

The holding the line open bank scam is pretty common here too but they were making changes to the phone systems to no longer allow the lines to be held open after you hang up, this should be actioned by now stopping the scam.

BT upgrades exchanges to try to stop scammers - BBC News
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