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Windows 7: Microsoft Removes Gold Certified Partner Over Telephons Scam Claims

22 Sep 2011   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Microsoft Removes Gold Certified Partner Over Telephons Scam Claims

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As illustrated in this topic on the Microsoft Answers forum, the issue of fake tech support telephone calls has been a problem for over two years. The scams appeared to have originated in the U.K., spread to Australia, followed by Canada and the United States.

Although reports in various forum topics have pointed fingers at other vendors, in the instant case, the finger was pointing at "Comantra" who was a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Comantra, like other vendors, was said to have cold-called people, implying that they represent Microsoft. After convincing the call recipients that the errors seen in Event Viewer on Windows are dangerous, the technicians would attempt to convince the people to allow the technicians to have remote access to their computer. Repairs, of course, required a credit card charge.
Microsoft Removes Gold Certified Partner Over Telephons Scam Claims ~ Security Garden


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24 Sep 2011   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Good information and nicely done by our very own Corrine "The Mystical Rose".
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24 Sep 2011   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It would seem to me, that people would treat anyone making such claims, without invitation, exactly the same way that they would someone knocking on their door, offering a "service" they didn't ask for...just say no. Of course, with a computer, one also wants to know where such people got their address.
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24 Sep 2011   #4
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

I say good for Microsoft. I also say prosecution should follow.
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24 Sep 2011   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Public hanging in front Microsoft's head quarters sounds about right to me.
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24 Sep 2011   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

essenbe,

I don't foresee that happening, because it seems that the only time that one manufacturer will take another to court is when they infringe on their patents or copyrights. In cases such as this, it seems that all that can be expected is a slap on the hand, and a bit of public reprimand.
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24 Sep 2011   #7
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

I remember reading threads where you guys trolled those /b/tards ... good going .. sickening how they scammed the elderly and the layman. Good to know MS did something but they should be taken to court as well for fraud.
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24 Sep 2011   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

In the good old days it would of just been handled. We need a little bit of the good old days.
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25 Sep 2011   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
In the good old days it would of just been handled. We need a little bit of the good old days.
As depicted in western movies?
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25 Sep 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
In the good old days it would of just been handled. We need a little bit of the good old days.
As depicted in western movies?
Sounds about right to me. I'm a great believer in short sentencing - 24 hours in prison then hang 'em.
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