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Windows 7: Teamviewer scam - beware

23 Nov 2011   #61

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Windows 10 Home 64Bit

omg goosebumps.

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23 Nov 2011   #62

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

My parents stupidly enough also fell into this sort of scam, they rang and said it was running slow, they connected remotely through a port on the web browser or something (not Teamviewer) and installed Malwarebytes and asked for 70, however there were no side effects and didn't pay.
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23 Nov 2011   #63

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Best way to deal with them is to tell them you're going to boot your computer, put the phone down but don't disconnect it then go and have a nice, hot drink while they fume at the other end of the line.
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23 Nov 2011   #64
Dark Watch

vista Scam

Caught a kid on my sons Xbox Live Party Chat tonight

all of his friends from school... + one (kid) who was trying to sell them all on going to this website and downloading the package for free Mod Warfare 3 game hacks.

Then I jumped on. Story Over

The 18-25 yr old got very beligerent, I jumped him and he logged off quickly.
Watch what your kids are doing on xbox, if my son would have logged on to our home computer and dowloaded this worm, we would be sabotaged.

Its that easy folks, and these kids are too gullible.

Im watching out for mine and his friends, do the same.

Peace to those who would steal from me, for my vengenance has no fury, like the lord my god. But if the lord lets me get to them first, be it !
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04 Dec 2011   #65

Windows 10 64bit

thanks for this information now i know to watch out for this and let my folks know about this but they usually go to me when its technology related since im like the tech in my house lol ,so I'll be prepared thank you for preparing us for this situation
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04 Dec 2011   #66

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

You are welcome. I get about a call every couple of months here. Not sure if it has reached California yet but it's best to be prepared.
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21 Feb 2012   #67

windows 7 home premium

Hi just got off the phone to these cowboys, i new they were scamming me but went along to see what girl would get me to do. see asked me to go to teamviwer, t5hen i hung up, now i keep geting silent calls, they say tey are from The micro soft corp. Sounded like she was in a call center.
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21 Feb 2012   #68

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Hi eddieF and welcome to Seven Forums. it was a scam. Microsoft will never call you under these circumstances.
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21 Feb 2012   #69
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Do as the admin did, string them along, act dumb then say you use Ubuntu.
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21 Feb 2012   #70

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

You can get an idea upfront with the autodialler delay at the call center.
If you are really bored you can have some fun.
The claimed MS affiliates asked me to check errors in the event viewer which of course they had to explain in detail how to get into. By the time I told them my system hadn't recorded any warnings never mind errors ever, it was time to hang up.
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