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Windows 7: Phone call PC SCAM

20 Oct 2011   #71
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Here is a bit of story from the other side of the world..... India.....

Before coming to Middle East I worked for a software company as a senior executive, which also doubled as a call center for some american companies selling mortgages and cruise trips.

The time difference being about 11-13 hours between India and US coast to coast, these call centers usually work from 10 pm till 6am in the morning. The companies recruit youngsters (both boys and girls) who does not have good selling experience except for knowledge of english. I have seen them calling american telephone numbers and trying to sell mortgages. It was pathetic. Their salaries were based on targets, and whom so ever makes most sales, gets more bonus.

There are big IT enabled companies in India like GE, Satyam, Infosys and Accenture, which are doing very good business on call centers and making megabucks.

It was only the small companies which were struggling to meet the ends.

Thought I should give you people a picture on these call centers otherside also....


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06 Nov 2011   #72
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
John

Does it have a setting to block bill collectors?
Blocking Bill Collectors is pretty easy.

"Pay your bills"

Rich
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06 Nov 2011   #73
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
John

Does it have a setting to block bill collectors?
Blocking Bill Collectors is pretty easy.

"Pay your bills"

Rich
Thanks for the offer to pay my medical bills left after Medicare paid their share.

I just couldn't take $30K from you though.

Thanks for the generosity to offer.
Mike
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06 Nov 2011   #74
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I remember an Indian lady calling me a few years ago about the infection they had detected on my computer, they were very keen to help me remove it but of course they could only tell me my phone number the computer was connected to and not my IP address. Of course I proceeded to ask where they got my info etc and the call was soon ended at their end of the line.
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06 Nov 2011   #75
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

In India we have top notch BPO and KPO (knowledge process outsourcing) companies that cater to almost all top IT & Technology companies of the world and these few fake call centers are really giving a bad name to all call centers located here.

Just wanted to clarify this from Indian perspective.These few rotten apples are really giving a bad name to IT companies and the excellent work they are doing.
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06 Nov 2011   #76
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dreamer View Post
In India we have top notch BPO and KPO (knowledge process outsourcing) companies that cater to almost all top IT & Technology companies of the world and these few fake call centers are really giving a bad name to all call centers located here.

Just wanted to clarify this from Indian perspective.These few rotten apples are really giving a bad name to IT companies and the excellent work they are doing.
I don't doubt that for a moment, I wouldn't hesitate to call for official help if I needed that kind of assistance. When rogues phone you unprompted with a bogus backstory i suppose it does tarnish the image of reputable companies.
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31 Jan 2012   #77
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 

I had a scam phone call today saying my PC was infected its a good job I knew it was a scam..after going a long with the Indian woman on the phone she put me through to some body else and he kept asking me how many PC s I had I asked him how many he had and he wouldnt tell me so I hung up
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06 Apr 2012   #78
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

I've just revisited this thread and I see that some of you have really been enjoying yourselves at there expense.
Good to see..

They are still about, Had another call about 2 months ago, so beware.

Best I had, was just about 20-25mins or so.

Best I heard was from my father, he strung them along for approx 15mins until he said that the computer wasn't connected to the internet at all.
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06 Apr 2012   #79
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I would never believe that. I would say "Have you been lookin at my pc lately, stalka" lol.
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06 Apr 2012   #80
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

In this day and age, I would find it hard to not believe a pc didn't have internet connection.....
but.
It's not connected
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