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Windows 7: Teamviewer scam - beware

20 Dec 2012   #91
joel5

7 home premium
 
 
Team viewer scam moves to France - careful!

Hi - i was just phoned by someone that had my name saying that a lot of malicious code / viruses were coming from my computer and they were working for Windows operating system helping people sort it out. They noted their company website spicywebtech and asked me to turn on my computer, navigating me to the website teamviewer.com ... i strung it out for a while as it was clearly fishy. They talked a good line however so -
be aware...
woman with an indian accent...
hope someone shuts them down.


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20 Dec 2012   #92
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi joel5 and welcome to Seven Forums. It seems to be quite a common scam in the UK at the moment. I get about one call like that a month.
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20 Dec 2012   #93
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I think this game is being played all over the world. Just follow the basic principles - if it's too good to be true then hang up. MS won't phone you on a matter of customer care.
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06 Mar 2013   #94
rcr7

windows 7 home premiun 64bit
 
 
scam still going

hey everybody this SCAM still going strong..i just hung on these bunch of camel jumpers
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06 Mar 2013   #95
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

it gets worse, thank goodness this person had come to one of my seminars and remembered what I said or she would have been in big trouble, she called me and told me what happened
She received a phone call claiming it was Microsoft. The person told her that he works for MS and he needs to get onto her computer because MS found that she is infected big time with trojans.
He told her to go to a particular website and download Teamviewer and he would walk her through installing it so he could go onto her computer and fix her.
I had just given a seminar and talked about this at the library I gave it in.
So she told Micrososft - cough cough- that she could not do it now and to call back another day- He was very presistant but she again said not now.
Then she called me.
I told her when he calls back, to tell him that Micrososft does not do this and would not even know she had trojans, and if he did not stop bothering her she would report him to the FCC- at that point he hung up.

I actually got a phone call like this and when he got on I told him that is impossible because I do not own a computer- then I heard a "Click" and he was gone, I never heard from him again, what is worse they get dummy telephone numbers so you cannot trace it.

I have been telling my clients to do exactly the same thing, tell them you do not own a pc, this way they will stop calling you.
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06 Mar 2013   #96
rcr7

windows 7 home premiun 64bit
 
 

what you just describe is exactly how these people lured me in until they told me to open
run window and type **REMOVED** now,feel like an idiot
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06 Mar 2013   #97
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It's more fun if you have the time to handle them like John. Pretend you're a total computer noob for 20-30 minutes then tell them you have a Mac.
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06 Mar 2013   #98
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

Lol good one Britton
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06 Mar 2013   #99
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Hi rcr7,

Please edit your post and remove the link to the site the scammer provided. I'll let the admins know about a potential threat and they might do it before you read this.

Unless, of course you're part of the scam, then you'll be banned.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rcr7 View Post
what you just describe is exactly how these people lured me in until they told me to open
run window and type ***LINK REMOVED*** now,feel like an idiot
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07 Mar 2013   #100
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
It's more fun if you have the time to handle them like John. Pretend you're a total computer noob for 20-30 minutes then tell them you have a Mac.
Yes. I did exactly that. After I told him what fun it had all been he swore at me. I wonder why.
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