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Windows 7: Phone call PC SCAM

15 Jun 2014   #111
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeOnMine View Post
It should display on the "Welcome" window every time we boot.
Also a good idea, although it would lead to a bunch of threads asking "How do I get rid of that security warning displayed every time I sign in to Windows?" .


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15 Jun 2014   #112
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Just have it appear every 10th boot. Just to keep reminding people.
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15 Jun 2014   #113
python134r

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I just had another one hang up on me rather quickly after asking him what he was wearing.

Attached just for you Golden.
That is sooo kool, I do remote repair, administration and security with a legit company and my team will love this.......
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17 Jun 2014   #114
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I just had another one hang up on me rather quickly after asking him what he was wearing.

Attached just for you Golden.
That is beyond awesome!!! LOL!!!!!!

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11 Aug 2014   #115
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

Just to update
They're back.
They are now calling themselves "Telstra Technical Support"

Just got 2 calls one yesterday and one today.

Telstra has no record of them..

They are getting a bit more clever and providing a callback number.
Actually 2 numbers, one yesterday that did go back to the person, and a different one today that did also.

What surprised me about there offer to "remote my Windows pc" was that they also offered to remote a Mac computer and "get this" a Linux pc too..
I should have taken them up on the "remote my Linux pc".
Could have had some fun at there expense.


Beware,
Telstra or Microsoft will NOT call you saying you have internet software problems on your pc.
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11 Aug 2014   #116
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

They called me on my cell phone i laughed the man off
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12 Aug 2014   #117
GEWB

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

They have called me three or four times in the past two weeks.

I always play along - first they want me to press the Windows key on my keyboard...I tell them I don't have that key. They danced around for a few minutes then I get transfered to another person.

After ten minutes of this game the third person finally said "Why are you wasting my time?" and he hung up the phone.

Regards,
GEWB
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12 Aug 2014   #118
GEWB

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

Those boys don't give up - hung up with them 10 minutes ago!

Time to set up a Linux/Snort/Windows VM/proxy honeypot. Suggestions on how you would set one up?

Regards,
GEWB
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