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Windows 7: Phone call PC SCAM

25 Aug 2011   #31

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

True story from a Linux user at another forum who recently received a number of the fake calls from Microsoft. She had some fun with the last call:

"Hello Mrs. D., I'm calling on behalf of Microsoft"
"Uh-huh", I said.
"I'd like to discuss your Windows with you..."
"I like blinds on mine"
"Excuse me?"
"Blinds. I like blinds on mine. That way I can let just the right amount of light into the room and it doesn't wash out the picture on my TV."
"No madam, I mean your the operating system"
"I'm not a doctor"
"Excuse me?"
"I'm not a doctor so I can't operate"
"No madam, the Windows operating system"
"I've also got curtains over my blinds. It frames the windows so nicely!"
"Mrs. D., I wish to talk to you about your computer"
"I use Linux...will that be a problem?"

Some people just have no sense of humor.

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25 Aug 2011   #32

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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25 Aug 2011   #33

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


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27 Aug 2011   #34

Windows XP 32bit
Windows Scam

Those kind people just called me to alert me to the viruses on my PC. They were very patient for 1.5 hours until it came to payment and for some reason my card number didn't work.

I couldn't believe the lies. They told me to look at the Event Log and guided me. According to them all of the warnings and errors were due to viruses. They passed me from person to person, in different departments, to make it look genuine.

They took control of my PC, downloaded some software and scanned for viruses and after evil problems. They rebooted my PC and upon restarting it continued to control it.

I will be reformatting the hard drive and re-installing the O/S. Hopefully I stopped them from scamming other people and yes, I realised it was fake as soon as they spoke!
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31 Aug 2011   #35


I'm from Australia also and get these calls from "Microsoft" often. The last call I received was from a woman who told me she was offering free support to Microsoft customers who are having slow computers. I told her that I wasn't interested because I've maintained my computer well and it's working fine. She then said "bye" in a rude voice and rung up. That's it. Seems as though she's sick of getting turned down. More people these days are aware thanks to the education around cyber-security.
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16 Sep 2011   #36


And yet another one I kept him going for 23 minutes before he gave up and told me to go to PC world.

I just checked the recorder and it has not recoreded (I'll do some testing and make sure I get the next one).
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16 Sep 2011   #37

MSDN Home Premium

I want a call, I demand a call, I want a play.

The best I've managed to date is a conservatory salesman who I managed about 6 or 7 minutes before telling him I lived on the 7th floor of a tower block.

The other regulars seem to be mobile phone third parties wanting me to 'switch' to their contract. When they learn that I'm on PAYG and typically only topup by about 20 - 30 a year they soon hang up
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #38


Once they start, they dont give up.

I got my first one the day or day after my BT line went live at my new house, I found it funny that they asked for me by name yet I hadn't given a single person my new number yet!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #39

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

The question is how did they get your phone numbers to begin with? Not had this so far but thanks for the heads up.....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2011   #40


The only way they could of got my number is if somebody at BT sold it them
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