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Windows 7: Phone call PC SCAM

30 May 2012   #91
moemfette

Windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

They are targeting South Africa too - saying if I open computer management then event viewer, then windows logs and look at say application - that all those error messages will destroy my PC & I will loose everything unless I install their software.
So I see that their website is registered through Privacy Protection who do have a section where you can report abuse. If you get a minute or two - please complain about them.
PS I had great fun with my indian lady (called Sharon Williams from California phone 02013386170). I tried to engage with her & chat to her on a personal level ha,ha & managed to keep her on the line for sometime. i got her really wound up by asking how to right click & anything i could think - eventually i ran out of time - so when we got to the crunch - where you download their software & i asked to be excused because my baby was crying & never returned to the phone. felt bad ha,ha.


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31 May 2012   #92
Adam23

Windows 7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Had one of these calls at 6pm last night, Indian man, "Hey am I speaking to the Homeowner" my reply "Nope" his reply "Ok, well i am (cant remember the name) and I am calling you regarding your Computer and it has many virus, do you want too try our new service its low price for limited time, how will you be paying"... My reply "I do not have a computer, nor do the people in this household" *guy hangs up*

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19 Jun 2012   #93
cabII

Windows 7
 
 

These calls are still rolling in all these months later.

Just had a guy who kept talking about windows so I told him I'd closed the curtains so I couldn't tell him what was going on out the windows.

I also told him, "I also have a pear....is that right...pear?...that doesn't sound right..."
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19 Jun 2012   #94
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I never had one of these calls (no landline at my house). Next time someone gets a call from "support" you should pick up the phone and tell the person that you don't live there. You are only there to rob the place.
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27 Jul 2012   #95
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: I just got a call from "unknown number" telling me that they were support and that my computer had been infected. I played along for over 20 minutes not doing exactly what they wanted me to. They asked me to look at even viewer and there they kinda stalled when I was unable ( to find the errors. They finally wanted me to put in a www support dot me address in the cmd line. I kept telling them that I don't know what me is and they really were frustrated in their broken english as I kept saying that I did not understand why me was a support person as I am a dummy. <G>

I finally hung up on them but at least I kept them screwing around for a while and they could not trap some innocent person with their garbage..

Rich
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27 Jul 2012   #96
jca95002001

windows 7
 
 

I've had 3 of these phone calls this week. The number on my caller ID always shows up 000-000-0000. The first two calls started out...Hi I'm such and such (heavy Indian accent) and I'm calling from PC Systems and your computer is infected with dangerous viruses. Both times I told him my computer was not infected and not to call back. Today however, when he called, somehow he knew my name, which immediately set me off. I told him that I knew for a fact that my computer wasn't infected and if he contacted me again, I was going to call the FBI, which he replied....OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to laugh because it was just to funny. He then said..."but you don't understand" and I replied....no you don't understand...I will call the FBI...and again I got....OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Of course I had a few choice words for him like...ignorant a--hole and f------terrorist. I think he got the point though. lol
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13 Dec 2012   #97
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

They're back.........

Just got another call from these scammers..
They gave me a return phone number too that worked 0280917770 "Australian number"
Quite surprised that the number worked.

PS still don't believe a single word these Indian accented creatures say.....
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14 Dec 2012   #98
python134r

 

Great thread...........
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16 Sep 2013   #99
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I have a new one to add to the list. I just received a phone call from an heavily accented Indian who said he worked for 'Total Defense' an anti vurus company. He said I had used their software an I owed them $159.99. I told him I had never used their software. He said I had and that he had my paperwork in front of him and that was how he knew how to call me. I'm sorry, but I've had a bad day and didn't feel like fooling around with him. I told him, let me explain the facts of life to you, 1. I have never had and would never have your software. 2. I would suggest you throw away whatever paperwork you have that has my phone number on it, because you're wasting your time calling me. You're never getting any money from me 3. You are nothing but a scammer trying to steal money from people who don't know any better. I am not one of those. I hung up the phone. On a better day, I usually play around with them for as long as I can, but again, this is a bad day for me and I did not have that inclination.
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16 Sep 2013   #100
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I have a new one to add to the list. I just received a phone call from an heavily accented Indian who said he worked for 'Total Defense' an anti vurus company. He said I had used their software an I owed them $159.99. I told him I had never used their software. He said I had and that he had my paperwork in front of him and that was how he knew how to call me. I'm sorry, but I've had a bad day and didn't feel like fooling around with him. I told him, let me explain the facts of life to you, 1. I have never had and would never have your software. 2. I would suggest you throw away whatever paperwork you have that has my phone number on it, because you're wasting your time calling me. You're never getting any money from me 3. You are nothing but a scammer trying to steal money from people who don't know any better. I am not one of those. I hung up the phone. On a better day, I usually play around with them for as long as I can, but again, this is a bad day for me and I did not have that inclination.

They haven't called me since I told them there full of crap scamming people I even called my bank and told them any activity under my name that isn't US related isn't me
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