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Windows 7: Scammers are back.

02 May 2016   #21
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
...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?).
I got rid of my land line because of phone spammers, especially the lowlifes that robo dial (may they roast!). I now have my cordless home phones connected to a Straight Talk cellular home connect transceiver that uses the Verizon cellular network. The silence has been golden now that I don't get phone spam from robo dialers.
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02 May 2016   #22
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I'm on the list to stop unwanted calls plus I'm ex-directory, I get a few still come through but not that many. I don't bother answering the phone when it shows International but I have to answer Withheld calls because it could be the doctor as they're always on those calls.
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02 May 2016   #23
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Just answer the phone "NSA Security" see how long they stay on line
I do like this method.(NSA Security)

Personally I just unplug the phone from the wall.
Because of the elections go on now this method also stops all those surveys calls.
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02 May 2016   #24
essenbe

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Just answer the phone "NSA Security" see how long they stay on line
I do like this method.(NSA Security)

Personally I just unplug the phone from the wall.
Because of the elections go on now this method also stops all those surveys calls.
Jack, you're no fun.
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02 May 2016   #25
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Just answer the phone "NSA Security" see how long they stay on line
I do like this method.(NSA Security)

Personally I just unplug the phone from the wall.
Because of the elections go on now this method also stops all those surveys calls.
While it is highly unlikely you would get charged for it, saying your NSA Security is technically illegal (as is claiming to be any police officer or government agent). It's the reason I only named my Wi-Fi networks Surveillance Van 42 and Surveillance Van 42.5 instead of Police Surveillance Van or FBI Surveillance Van (one of my neighbors' network is named "I Love Robbery and Fraud").

For three months before the last Presidential elections and for one month afterward, I had all my phone ringers turned off and let my answering machine fill up. That's when I decided it was time to lose the landline although that didn't happen until several months ago

I now no longer have a land line. If my two cell phone numbers get any political robo-calls, I'm taking that candidate to small claims court for theft of service (they aren't the one paying my phone bill and I didn't give them permission to use my phone number) and invasion of my peace and quiet and my privacy (also, it is illegal to robo-call a cell phone).
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02 May 2016   #26
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Just answer the phone "NSA Security" see how long they stay on line
I do like this method.(NSA Security)

Personally I just unplug the phone from the wall.
Because of the elections go on now this method also stops all those surveys calls.
Jack, you're no fun.
No, Jack is smart!
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02 May 2016   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Normal System Analyzer for Security = NSA of course. Which I'm the CEO and COO in my home. Completely legal as far as I can tell.

From post #25
Quote:
While it is highly unlikely you would get charged for it, saying your NSA Security is technically illegal (as is claiming to be any police officer or government agent).
Believe me their are folks that imply I'm much worse that no fun.
Details not required.

Their are rumors that NSA = No Such Agency. Just rumors you know.
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02 May 2016   #28
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Just got an email from them, reads like so:

Windows Support Center
(855) 255-4441
Dear User,
Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Windows Computer. We have found suspicious login attempt on your windows computer through an unknown source. When our security officers investigated, it was found out that someone from foreign I.P Address was trying to make a prohibited connection on your network which can corrupt your windows license key.
Please review the details of the sign-in attempt. Last log in attempt on your I.P address:
May 1st, 2016 07:09 A.M GMT
Location: Lagos, Uganda.
I.P Address : 42.1.102.100
If you don't recognize this sign-in attempt, Someone else might be trying to access your Network.
Please contact Microsoft Security Centre and report to us immediately Call Toll Free: 855-255-4441 Or substitute you can also visit the Website: https://www.microsoft.com/ and fill out the consumer complaint form. Once you call, please provide your Reference no: AZ- 9127 in order for technicians to assist you better. Our Microsoft certified technician will provide you the best resolution.
You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Windows Device
Once again thank you for being a valued customer!
Microsoft Team
1-855-255-4441
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02 May 2016   #29
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Normal System Analyzer for Security = NSA of course. Which I'm the CEO and COO in my home. Completely legal as far as I can tell.

From post #25
Quote:
While it is highly unlikely you would get charged for it, saying your NSA Security is technically illegal (as is claiming to be any police officer or government agent).
Believe me their are folks that imply I'm much worse that no fun.
Details not required.

Their are rumors that NSA = No Such Agency. Just rumors you know.
Riiiight. Just rumors. LOL!
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02 May 2016   #30
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow2201 View Post
Just got an email from them, reads like so:

Windows Support Center
(855) 255-4441
Dear User,
Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Windows Computer. We have found suspicious login attempt on your windows computer through an unknown source. When our security officers investigated, it was found out that someone from foreign I.P Address was trying to make a prohibited connection on your network which can corrupt your windows license key.
Please review the details of the sign-in attempt. Last log in attempt on your I.P address:
May 1st, 2016 07:09 A.M GMT
Location: Lagos, Uganda.
I.P Address : 42.1.102.100
If you don't recognize this sign-in attempt, Someone else might be trying to access your Network.
Please contact Microsoft Security Centre and report to us immediately Call Toll Free: 855-255-4441 Or substitute you can also visit the Website: https://www.microsoft.com/ and fill out the consumer complaint form. Once you call, please provide your Reference no: AZ- 9127 in order for technicians to assist you better. Our Microsoft certified technician will provide you the best resolution.
You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Windows Device
Once again thank you for being a valued customer!
Microsoft Team
1-855-255-4441
The bad grammar, capitalization, and punctuation alone are dead giveaways that this is bogus. Judging by the dropped articles, I would say this originated in Asia.

That phone number has also been used in BOA phishing schemes.
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