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24 Jul 2010   #371
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Just had a very strange 'phone call. Guy sounded Indian and knew my name. He said that I had had 4 error warnings on my pc and wanted to help. I was immediately suspicious. I don't recall having any errors for ages.
I said "what are you trying to sell?" and he said he wasn't selling anything just trying to help me. He told me that I should press the Windows key on my keyboard if I wanted to avoid BSODs and eventually a black screen and total failure.
Naturally I didn't do anything but kept asking him how he had any knowledge of my pc and why it was any concern of his anyway. He said that "the engineer" had reported the errors and he was my only hope of avoiding disaster.
I continued asking him who "the engineer" was and how he knew anything about me or my pc and he just kept saying to press the Windows key.
I suggested again that he should explain who he was and be honest about what he was trying to sell.
In the end he hung up.
Very weird. Anybody any ideas?
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24 Jul 2010   #372
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

That's Scary ... I'd be looking for a virus
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24 Jul 2010   #373
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

I'd be a little freaked out!
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24 Jul 2010   #374
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Just had a very strange 'phone call. Guy sounded Indian and knew my name. He said that I had had 4 error warnings on my pc and wanted to help. I was immediately suspicious. I don't recall having any errors for ages.
I said "what are you trying to sell?" and he said he wasn't selling anything just trying to help me. He told me that I should press the Windows key on my keyboard if I wanted to avoid BSODs and eventually a black screen and total failure.
Naturally I didn't do anything but kept asking him how he had any knowledge of my pc and why it was any concern of his anyway. He said that "the engineer" had reported the errors and he was my only hope of avoiding disaster.
I continued asking him who "the engineer" was and how he knew anything about me or my pc and he just kept saying to press the Windows key.
I suggested again that he should explain who he was and be honest about what he was trying to sell.
In the end he hung up.
Very weird. Anybody any ideas?
Someone here was posting about the same kind of experience just the other day I think. Too bad I couldn't tell you were the post was.

Something about some software companies calling people and scamming them into installing their rogue software.

Maybe one of the security users here will know where the posts are on it.
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24 Jul 2010   #375
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Just had a very strange 'phone call. Guy sounded Indian and knew my name. He said that I had had 4 error warnings on my pc and wanted to help. I was immediately suspicious. I don't recall having any errors for ages.
I said "what are you trying to sell?" and he said he wasn't selling anything just trying to help me. He told me that I should press the Windows key on my keyboard if I wanted to avoid BSODs and eventually a black screen and total failure.
Naturally I didn't do anything but kept asking him how he had any knowledge of my pc and why it was any concern of his anyway. He said that "the engineer" had reported the errors and he was my only hope of avoiding disaster.
I continued asking him who "the engineer" was and how he knew anything about me or my pc and he just kept saying to press the Windows key.
I suggested again that he should explain who he was and be honest about what he was trying to sell.
In the end he hung up.
Very weird. Anybody any ideas?
Someone here was posting about the same kind of experience just the other day I think. Too bad I couldn't tell you were the post was.

Something about some software companies calling people and scamming them into installing their rogue software.

Maybe one of the security users here will know where the posts are on it.
Here you go post no 2 by Corrine Teamviewer scam - beware
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24 Jul 2010   #376
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ah, that was it. Thanks pebbly.
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24 Jul 2010   #377
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Ah, that was it. Thanks pebbly.
You're welcome Airbot
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24 Jul 2010   #378
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Got back home from North Carolina late last night. I fired up my computer and discovered my modem and wireless router were toast. My guess is a lightening strike while we were gone. Just finished installing my new router/modem combination and am back on line! After ten days with almost no internet access in North Carolina, I have been suffering severe Seven Forums withdrawal! I had my computer and UPS completely unplugged, so no computer or peripheral damage.
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24 Jul 2010   #379
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chase View Post
This is my first post on SF as a 21 year old!

Today. I kept reminding myself I need to spend more time here at SF!
A belated happy birthday, Chase.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hawkin90 View Post
Today I got 4000$ transfered to my account as an early birthday gift from my parents
A very nice birthday gift. Congratulations.
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24 Jul 2010   #380
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Just had a very strange 'phone call. Guy sounded Indian and knew my name. He said that I had had 4 error warnings on my pc and wanted to help. I was immediately suspicious. I don't recall having any errors for ages.
I said "what are you trying to sell?" and he said he wasn't selling anything just trying to help me. He told me that I should press the Windows key on my keyboard if I wanted to avoid BSODs and eventually a black screen and total failure.
Naturally I didn't do anything but kept asking him how he had any knowledge of my pc and why it was any concern of his anyway. He said that "the engineer" had reported the errors and he was my only hope of avoiding disaster.
I continued asking him who "the engineer" was and how he knew anything about me or my pc and he just kept saying to press the Windows key.
I suggested again that he should explain who he was and be honest about what he was trying to sell.
In the end he hung up.
Very weird. Anybody any ideas?
I'd check my door locks and go buy myself a gun...

But maybe thats just me


Maybe it was Dinesh who called you (j/k )
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