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Windows 7: Scammers are back.

02 May 2016   #31
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Got my first NEW scam call last week from "Windows Licensing"...my Windows license is now invalid and they will shut off my computer in several days if I don't call the (855) phone number right away.

Riiight.

Regards,
GEWB
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02 May 2016   #32
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I just remembered the video about the scammer accidentally calling a group of people he scammed including police (The cop was trying to call the scammer's number and suddenly heard people cursing and the officer realized he's in a group call when the victims told him)
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02 May 2016   #33
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow2201 View Post
Just got an email from them, reads like so:

Windows Support Center
(855) 255-4441
........................
How did they get your email address?
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02 May 2016   #34
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow2201 View Post
Just got an email from them, reads like so:

Windows Support Center
(855) 255-4441
........................
How did they get your email address?
The misbegotten lowlife probably bought it as part of a spam email list. People's emails are constantly being harvested by hackers and sold in lists to the nefarious.
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03 May 2016   #35
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow2201 View Post
Location: Lagos, Uganda.
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Some elementary geography helps too....everyone knows that Lagos is in Nigeria, and not Uganda.
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03 May 2016   #36
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadow2201 View Post
Location: Lagos, Uganda.
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Some elementary geography helps too....everyone knows that Lagos is in Nigeria, and not Uganda.
Good catch.
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04 May 2016   #37
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

And sometime the scams just get too funny:

Quote:
Have you heard the tale about the Nigerian astronaut apparently stranded in space for the last 14 years?

A truly cosmic 419 email scam concerning the ill-fortune of a Major Abacha Tunde has been doing the rounds on social media.

The email claims the astronaut has been trapped on the long-deorbited Soviet Salyut 6 space station since 1989 but now wants to come home and just needs some bank details and $3 million to get back to Earth.
Quote:
It adds: “In the 14 years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $15 million. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association.
“If we can obtain access to this money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $3 million. In order to access this trust fund we need your assistance.
Astronaut stranded in space email scam sweeps the internet - Telegraph
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04 May 2016   #38
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
And sometime the scams just get too funny:

Quote:
Have you heard the tale about the Nigerian astronaut apparently stranded in space for the last 14 years?

A truly cosmic 419 email scam concerning the ill-fortune of a Major Abacha Tunde has been doing the rounds on social media.

The email claims the astronaut has been trapped on the long-deorbited Soviet Salyut 6 space station since 1989 but now wants to come home and just needs some bank details and $3 million to get back to Earth.
Quote:
It adds: “In the 14 years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $15 million. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association.
“If we can obtain access to this money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $3 million. In order to access this trust fund we need your assistance.
Astronaut stranded in space email scam sweeps the internet - Telegraph
What's "funny" is people will fall for it.
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04 May 2016   #39
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Hell I know people that think Africa is a country. Lago's is a toy. Learning is a disease one should stay away from.
Their is no help for some.
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04 May 2016   #40
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Hell I know people that think Africa is a country. Lago's is a toy. Learning is a disease one should stay away from.
Their is no help for some.
"There"
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