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Windows 7: Teamviewer scam - beware

26 Sep 2013   #121
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes Welcome Biorave. All scum, like in the toilet, is hard to get rid of.


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27 Sep 2013   #122
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

These scams are getting beyond a joke recently My mom is always getting call's from supposed Microsoft and untill recently didn't own a pc.
There seem to be more and more of these phone call scam's appearing by the day. I received a call a couple of day's ago from someone claiming to be from Isonic refunds department in Swansea Wales. He was demanding to speak to my mrs even though i'd told him he was full of Sh** so i gave her the phone just to find out the story. He went onto say she had a payment taken from her bank by mistake for mobile phone bill which needed to be returned. When she replied stating she'd never had a bank account and her phone is in my name he replied "Oh sh** and hung up.
These people are brazen as f*** and will argue the toss untill proven wrong. The thing is they don't even try to hide their phone number so when i googled it found plenty of threads reporting the same calls and nothing ever gets done about it. Their addresses are known and still nothing gets done.. It's a joke.
Makes you think about giving them some of their own medicine
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27 Sep 2013   #123
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

They are in the business of lying and cheating to make money so they get very persistent and good at it. Then they run for public office.
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27 Sep 2013   #124
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
They are in the business of lying and cheating to make money so they get very persistent and good at it. Then they run for public office.
The way of the world aye mate
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27 Sep 2013   #125
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
They are in the business of lying and cheating to make money so they get very persistent and good at it. Then they run for public office.
The way of the world aye mate
Too true.
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27 Sep 2013   #126
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
They are in the business of lying and cheating to make money so they get very persistent and good at it. Then they run for public office.
The way of the world aye mate
Too true.
Unfortunately, the dirty low-down pond scum.
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27 Sep 2013   #127
tinmar49

w7 ult 64 and w7 hp 64 X 2 mint 64 8.1 64 10wtp 64
 
 

I've had similar scams tried on me and the second time I kept them on the phone for about ten minutes pretending to be running a computer, and when I got fed up I told them what I thought of them using the maximum number of swear words. They hung up on me. I do feel so sorry for the many computer users who are fooled by these rogues.
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23 Dec 2013   #128
ang

Windows 7
 
 
Remove Team Viewer after Scam

Hello,

This weekend, my father fell for this scam. I was at their home visiting when it occurred, and happened to come into the room after he had been on the phone for quite some time, and figured out what was happening. My father is a very trusting senior, who grew up in a small town, and believes in the goodness of people (which makes him a target in this ugly day and age). I thought we had talked enough with him about computer safety, but apparently we had not.

Anyway, my question is this. He had already downloaded TeamViewer and given them the ID and passcode. They had already taken control of the computer. I made him hang up, turned off the computer, unplugged it and disconnected the internet. They took the computer to the Best Buy Geek Squad, and changed email and banking passwords using another family member's computer. The Geek Squad removed a few viruses from their computer (though we don't know if these were on prior to the call).

I realized this morning that TeamViewer may still be on their computer. I am no longer in town, so I spoke with my mother over the phone and had her look for it in the Uninstall section of the Control Panel, and it was not there. I also had her check in the Program Files folder, and the Program Files (x86) folder. It didn't appear in any place. Does this mean the TeamViewer is no longer on their computer, or could it be hiding anywhere? And if it is on the computer, can they still access the computer at any time or does TeamViewer generate a new passcode once the computer has been shut down?

(I'm not terribly good with Windows, as I switched to a Mac many years ago and missed all of the updates since XP. I'm also not in the same state anymore, so I'm not able to look at the computer myself.) I'd appreciate any help you can offer.

Thank you!
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23 Dec 2013   #129
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The scammers use teamviewer. But that does not mean that teamviewer is bad. Teamviewer is actually a fantastic and safe program. If you do not see it anywhere, on the desktop or program files it is indeed gone.

Since teamviewer is gone, they will not be able to access the computer at all.

Also: Don't think just because you have a mac your safe ether. I have seen and read reports on this happening to mac users as well.
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23 Dec 2013   #130
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

To connect a remote user would need the ID and password which TV generates a new one on each start up.
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