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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Just got off the phone with a guy claiming to be from Microsoft technical support. With his heavy India/Pakistani accent he said he was calling because my computer was sending messages to the Microsoft server. My brother in-law had gotten the same call a month or so ago in Phoenix so I decided to hear him out to see where this went. After he had me run event viewer and said that my machine should have no more than 50 entries in it I had had enough.

Didn't have any more time to waste.

Get ready for a call from these guys. Not sure what their scam is but they are up to no good.

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Here's how to deal with them...

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Yeah, we have had several of those calls and I string them along if I have the time. I do not do on the 'puter what they tell me to cuz I know the result will turn it into a drone for spamming or worse. When we get to the point where he thinks he has me suckered in, I pop up with, Does your mother know you are a bad boy scamming innocent people? Sometimes they try to tell me they are not and this is for real. Then my mouth can't help but emit the a-hole word.

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My cad software sales rep actually had a message pop up on his one week old Toshiba laptop with a number to call Toshiba support. Well you can guess it wasn't really Toshiba support. Wanted 350 to fix his one week old computer. Needless to say he took it back to best buy and got another one.

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If it ain't from a known sender, I don't open it. Period.

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If it ain't from a known sender, I don't open it. Period.
Even that can be trouble as hackers can make it look like it came from someone you know... and trust.

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Sadly, that is true.

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Had the same phone call as Joe with the same BS. I told him I'll take computer to Best Buy and have them fix it. He told me to open a program and he could fix it now. I said no best buy will fix it for free.
He hung up. I had his phone number and did a lookup on it and it came from a local number at Centurylink.
I did noth but he will never get to me

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My Mom fell for this bullshit last year , I was pissed , not at her but at these Fuckers . Took her for 100.00 . I don't take kindly to someone ripping off my 80 year old mother . If I could get my hands around this fella's neck , I promise he wouldn't last long .

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We see every call coming in on our tv. We don't recognize, we don't answer and let it go to voice recording. Most hang up.

Same with cell phones.
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