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Windows 7: Just had my first PC scam phonecall :D

05 Apr 2011   #21
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Quote:
Me: "- sorry, do you mean left click with the mouse thingy?"


LMAO!

Wow thats crazy. I've never heard of that scam. Good job there man.
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05 Apr 2011   #22
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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REMEMBER: Cell Phone Numbers went Public last month March 1st.
REMINDER..... All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.


All I can say is it came in an email from my Sister-in-law, It might have something to do with this: Over 2.4 Million Cell Phone Numbers Made Public in First Phase of New Phone Directory - Press Release

I stand corrected, and will make a clarification.
That is the problem with the Internet. Lots of phony e-mails and people just believe them and forward to their friends. snopes.com: Urban Legends Reference Pages is a good source to check them out.

Jim
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05 Apr 2011   #23
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

So my question is, what are they trying to accomplish with this scam?
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05 Apr 2011   #24
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I imagine to get control of your computer thereby stealing your particulars.
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05 Apr 2011   #25
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
So my question is, what are they trying to accomplish with this scam?
afaik, they eventually talk you into installing teamviewer or similar, then once they're in control of your pc, who knows what they install onto it?


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off topic: hey that's interesting - i typed 'a-f-a-i-k' (without the hyphens), but the forum spat out 'As far as I know,' - when i go to edit my post, i can still see my original a-faik.
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05 Apr 2011   #26
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

I see, guess I will wait to see if I get this call and confuse them by saying I have no orb or start bar because I run Linux. should be a good time

Geeve
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05 Apr 2011   #27
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geeve420 View Post
So my question is, what are they trying to accomplish with this scam?
afaik, they eventually talk you into installing teamviewer or similar, then once they're in control of your pc, who knows what they install onto it?
Credit Card
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05 Apr 2011   #28
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What's TPS Ciara?
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05 Apr 2011   #29
z3r010

 

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What's TPS Ciara?
Come on John this is a must for everybody in the UK, stop all unwanted UK marketing/sales phone calls

TPS Registration

Also to stop junk mail

MPS online
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05 Apr 2011   #30
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

telephone preference service - to stop junk calls.

i assume.

**oops, the other john got there first**

now if only there was an eps for email...
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