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Windows 7: Scammers are back.

13 Apr 2016   #1
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 
Scammers are back.

Just had a phone call from a lovely fellow called Craig Alex from the Licencing Department. He gave me my licencing number, well so he said and it's for all the computers in the house.

He was getting very irate with me because I was acting dumb (no comment from the back there) he said he was going to shut my network down so I couldn't use any of my computers.

I strung him along a bit and asked for phone number, name, address etc. and he said if I phoned they'd tell me all I wanted to know then I could get back to him. Apparently I was a security risk.

I'll give you all his name and number as I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd like to check they're not a risk.

Craig Alex, work number MG12
Licensing Authority Computers
Victoria Street
Cardinal Place
LW2 2GG

I'm sure I got all that right, there was a lot of noise coming from wherever he was and I didn't turn the TV off while talking to him. Oops he just phoned me back to see if I'd phoned.

It's been a while since I had one of these calls, got to go things to do before he closes my network down.
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13 Apr 2016   #2
z3r010

 

Do you have his phone number?
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13 Apr 2016   #3
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Hi John, this is the number he gave me 02035190336. I've not bothered trying it and just noticed I spelt scammers wrong in the title.
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13 Apr 2016   #4
z3r010

 

Meh, it seems they are unavailable every time I call I wanted to tell them they had a virus and I could fix it

I will keep trying though.
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13 Apr 2016   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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13 Apr 2016   #6
z3r010

 

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   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

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13 Apr 2016   #8
z3r010

 

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13 Apr 2016   #9
Bertison

Windows 7/64 HPremium.
 
 

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.
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13 Apr 2016   #10
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Meh, it seems they are unavailable every time I call I wanted to tell them they had a virus and I could fix it

I will keep trying though.
It does ring then, wasn't sure if I'd taken it down correctly, it wasn't easy to understand him.
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