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Windows 7: Latest phone call from "Microsoft Security"

01 Jul 2016   #11
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

I've been getting their calls twice a day this week. Now they ask for my wife by name! Anyway, I enjoy playing with them until they hang up.

Regards,
GEWB


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01 Jul 2016   #12
margrave

Size 12
 
 

Does your phone have an ignore button. It's one of my most-frequently used buttons.
Also, does your phone have a block list? If so, use it.
Mine does not, so I block spam numbers on the Verizon web site.
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01 Jul 2016   #13
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What determines who receives these calls?

I've never got one and don't knowingly take any precautions to prevent such a call.

Luck only?

I'm feeling left out.

I get no more than 2 or 3 unsolicited spam type calls per year, and none ever regarding a PC.
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01 Jul 2016   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
What determines who receives these calls?

I've never got one and don't knowingly take any precautions to prevent such a call.

Luck only?

I'm feeling left out.

I get no more than 2 or 3 unsolicited spam type calls per year, and none ever regarding a PC.
I think they just call randomly. If you don't get them it has to be some luck involved. I have signed up for the State and National "No Call List", but it doesn't do any good.
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01 Jul 2016   #15
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

No Call Lists only work for callers who want to operate legally. Scammers know their calls are not legal and won't be influenced by such things.
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05 Jul 2016   #16
tns1

PCs: xp32, 7pro64, 10pro64, Linux
 
 

The telescammers are all using VOIP which allows spoofing of name and caller ID. If you have a reliable low-jitter ISP connection (low speed is fine), then you should also consider replacing that expensive land line with a VOIP service. These can be a fraction of the cost and include free features such as unlimited blacklisting. If you can setup a router, you can setup a VOIP box.
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