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Windows 7: Strange phone call about my computer?

23 Nov 2014   #11
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Although I realise that the likelihood of Local Law enforcement actually being able to do something is slight - the fact is that the incident is notified and adds to the statistics on this - eventually this crime will show high enough on the statistics to demand that something is done


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23 Nov 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Although I realise that the likelihood of Local Law enforcement actually being able to do something is slight - the fact is that the incident is notified and adds to the statistics on this - eventually this crime will show high enough on the statistics to demand that something is done
Maybe we should bring it to the attention of Mr. Oettinger, our new IT Comissioner in the EU. He has no IT background yet and mayy appreciate the input.

Btw - he was the Governor of my state in Germany before they 'assigned' him to the EU.
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23 Nov 2014   #13
spike999

(3 comps)Win7-1 ea. Home Premium 32,Home Premium 64,Pro 64
 
 

Last time I received one of those calls, I told her I was just in the office to fix the window and that the boss had taken the entire I.T. staff to lunch. I then told her I would have someone call her back when they returned. She hung up quick as lightning!
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24 Nov 2014   #14
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

The last phone call I got, the guy said my computer was 'broadcasting' my IP number over the "Windows Internet".....
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24 Nov 2014   #15
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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...my computer was 'broadcasting' my IP number...
Yes!!!

I heard it through the grapevine....


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24 Nov 2014   #16
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

My brother had this happen recently. Caller claimed to be from MS and that they noticed a problem. MS doesn't just call people up. You have to call them and create a case. I've dealt with their premium support before. at a level of support the average user couldn't afford.
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