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Windows 7: Windows scam thread

07 Dec 2013   #1

windows 7 Pro 64 bit
Windows scam thread

This is for information only.
My wife received a call last night from someone with an Indian
accent. He claimed to be from Microsoft and told her our
computer contained a virus. She had the smarts to hang up
on the S.O.B. But what about others out there that are totally
oblivious to the dirty tricks these guys pull.
Hope this helps someone....
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07 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

Yeah these calls have become quite common these days but they are kinda easy to catch if you know what you are doing.
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07 Dec 2013   #3

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot

I usually spend about 20 minutes with those folks...
I came close to selling one some future shares in cow dung...
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08 Dec 2013   #4

Vista Home Premium, contemplating moving to Linux

I get emails telling me my photo on facebook was liked... I don't have a facebook account.
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08 Dec 2013   #5

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I had the same thing going on i remember i gave the man the run around for hours i even let him play on a machine that we don't even use because i know he was full of it in the end i just wiped the HD and re installed

They kept calling but after the first 2 times i got tired and every time they called i picked up and started screaming scammers and cheaters to them and i am calling the cops i also reported the phone call let's say they stopped and doubtful they will call again
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08 Dec 2013   #6
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1

Hmm I had this once, I just asked him which computer.

Kept him on the phone for about an hour just trying to figure out which computer he wanted. One thing I regret is that i didn't call my Phone company on my other line. Should've had them grab the number and block it.
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10 Dec 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Read more here:
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