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Windows 7: Phone call PC SCAM

09 Oct 2011   #41
MchaelLearns

Windows 7, 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Iforgot View Post
I received an interesting call today, Saturday approx 7pm, about possible infections in my pc.
A person (with an Indian accent) called me by phone and said he worked for "eprotectionz" and that he believed my pc was contaminated by viruses.

He asked me to do a cntrl R and look to error messages in event viewer in either Application, Security or System

If you say, yes, there are error's then he will put you over to one of there Microsoft Certified Engineers to have a look.

At this point they will be looking for remote access to your pc to fix the problems.

The return contact no given was 0258097072, and website eprotectionz.com - Global Technical Support | Computer Maintainance | Remote Technical Support | Computer Trouble-Shooting | Online Support | Instant Support but you cannot contact them till Monday.

This looks like a scam............
Do NOT let anyone you do not know have remote access to your computer.

This is a warning, these people tried this a few weeks ago, and tried again today and it can be anywhere in Australia.

PS I do not know if they have anything to do with eprotectionz.com but this is the contact details they are given.
It could be any company name and number that you cannot contact to validate.
Even if you could validate the contact number/name, A legit company wouldn't cold phone canvas.
i agree! that definitely is a scam! these people access your PC and get valuable information. there's no telling what they'll do with it... so be careful.


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09 Oct 2011   #42
MchaelLearns

Windows 7, 32bit
 
 

"money does make the world go round after all!"
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13 Oct 2011   #43
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I just received a call. He said he was from windows service center and had noticed many errors from my computer. He had an Indian accent. I told him I was busy and would he give me his phone number so I could call him back. He refused and said he would call back later.
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13 Oct 2011   #44
z3r010

 

I had one last week and didn't have much time to wind him up, so I kept asking him what underwear he had on and questions like that until he hung up.
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13 Oct 2011   #45
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I had one last week and didn't have much time to wind him up, so I kept asking him what underwear he had on and questions like that until he hung up.
Interesting approach. Usually I tend to be more direct in my approach. It seems like there should be some way to catch thse guys and put a stop to it. I would think Microsoft would have some interest in doing so.
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13 Oct 2011   #46
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I kept asking him what underwear he had on and questions like that until he hung up.
Dirty bugger! When are you going to record one for us?
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17 Oct 2011   #47
z3r010

 

I just had another one hang up on me rather quickly after asking him what he was wearing.

Attached just for you Golden.


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17 Oct 2011   #48
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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17 Oct 2011   #49
z3r010

 

Hopefully I wont have things to do when they ring next time and I'll string them out for 20 minutes or so and upload it (everything is setup).
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17 Oct 2011   #50
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I had another also. Z3 probably handled it better than me, but the end results were the same.
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