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Old 14.07.2012, 18:35
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Re: Computer Support Scam

Some of these people are scammed themselves. They believe they are working for Microsoft.
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Old 14.07.2012, 21:52
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Re: Computer Support Scam

Still, I guess we can count ourselves lucky that they only seem to ring for a few weeks and then disappear and we get some peace here in Switzerland. Just back from a 2 week trip to UK and we had an average of 1 nuisance call a day. And they don't stop after a while, they just keep ringing and ringing. It's time the whole thing was banned and I don't care how many jobs are lost because these call centres are put out of business.
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Old 16.07.2012, 23:05
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well I think why string them along.It's like the cat playing with the mouse. Just dont forget that the people on the line are maybe earning a buck a day( if that). And we want to play with their misfortune-also a bit sick!
They are a bunch of crooks the more you stuff them around the better! My family knows to tell them to piss off. My kids told them today we have apple which got ridfthem next time they will mention thier dad works for international law investigation and we require their call back number!
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Re: Computer Support Scam

its very simple, any email sent to you asking for you're personal details is a SCAM, if its too good to be true it probably is!!
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its very simple, any email sent to you asking for you're personal details is a SCAM, if its too good to be true it probably is!!
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Re: Computer Support Scam

Just read this on heise news:
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldu...s-1656479.html
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Old 16.08.2012, 14:35
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Re: Computer Support Scam

Just had a call from these clowns. Went through the obligatory "you have a problem with your computer, blah blah".

I asked him how he knew there was a problem and he replied that Microsoft Support monitor their valued customers' machines.

I asked him how then he was able to see inside my Mac.

Click.
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Old 16.08.2012, 14:53
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Re: Computer Support Scam

Ha, good one Sandgrounder. Another idea is to let them waffle on a bit and then say, "But I've checked Microsoft's official site and it says they NEVER EVER ring customers up so who the hell are you really?" and see what excuse they make.
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Old 03.10.2012, 17:25
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Re: Computer Support Scam

They seem to be back again folks. I've had two calls in the last 24 hours. When they start their blurb I just say no you're not, thank you, goodbye.
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Old 04.10.2012, 13:19
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Re: Computer Support Scam

The Age, AU

Australian, American and Canadian authorities have joined forces to foil a major international phone scam, known as the Microsoft Impostor scam.
The scam, which involves people pretending to be Microsoft employees offering to fix computer viruses, is thought to have ripped off tens of thousands of people in six countries.

The scammers attempted to avoid detection by using 130 different phone numbers and 80 different domain names online, according to FTC papers filed with the court.

The scammer then might:
• Install an antivirus program (often one that you can download for free) for up to $250
• Ask for your credit card details but install nothing
• Install malware so your computer can be controlled remotely
• Access and steal personal and financial details from your computer
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Old 04.10.2012, 13:28
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Re: Computer Support Scam

Well, good. Let's hope we get some peace before the next scam comes calling.
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Re: Computer Support Scam

I hope i get a phone call i have lots of ideas to keep me amused and disgust the caller
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Old 04.10.2012, 14:19
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Re: Computer Support Scam

I got one of these calls the other day, I told him I don't have a computer, he didn't even say goodbye, how rude!
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Old 04.10.2012, 15:37
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Re: Computer Support Scam

My wife's mom got a call about 6 months ago here in Switzerland. Caller spoke German and tried to to get her to do something. She went into a panic about viruses, etc.

My wife told her it was BS. Microsoft will NEVER call you. EVER. Nor will they email you asking to confirm some password or account verification.

Then my wife got some email, but it dropped into her spam folder and was flagged by Outlook. Sender at face value looked legit. Suspicious, we looked at the email source. Some wierd email address.

Remembering back now on this subject, I got an email from a bank Wachovia (which is now Wells Fargo). It was asking me to confirm my account and log in. I got onto a dummy Old Mac laptop that's only got Mac OS and Safari and went to the link. Looked legit, site looked professional BUT checked the URL, it was www.wachoviia.com (2 i's). tricky buggerz.

Long story short, I filled out the email and password fields with some BS F'off quip @ somewhere.blah. It said Account Verified! Thank you!

BTW, we didn't even have an account there.

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Re: Computer Support Scam

Messing with computer scammers calling to fix a "wirus": Part 1, Part 2
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Re: Computer Support Scam

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...h-support-scam
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My wife's mom got a call about 6 months ago here in Switzerland. Caller spoke German and tried to to get her to do something. She went into a panic about viruses, etc.

My wife told her it was BS. Microsoft will NEVER call you. EVER. Nor will they email you asking to confirm some password or account verification.

Then my wife got some email, but it dropped into her spam folder and was flagged by Outlook. Sender at face value looked legit. Suspicious, we looked at the email source. Some wierd email address.

Remembering back now on this subject, I got an email from a bank Wachovia (which is now Wells Fargo). It was asking me to confirm my account and log in. I got onto a dummy Old Mac laptop that's only got Mac OS and Safari and went to the link. Looked legit, site looked professional BUT checked the URL, it was www.wachoviia.com (2 i's). tricky buggerz.

Long story short, I filled out the email and password fields with some BS F'off quip @ somewhere.blah. It said Account Verified! Thank you!

BTW, we didn't even have an account there.

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Yeah, what gets me is that they seem to know what language their target is likely to be speaking which is just plain weird. Your relative got someone speaking German, yet every call I've had they've started straightaway with English. Guess they tell by the accents and greetings used, but they must all speak several languages because there's never a "please hold for a moment" moment while they find a colleague who can speak the proper lingo.
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Old 04.10.2012, 18:51
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Yeah, what gets me is that they seem to know what language their target is likely to be speaking which is just plain weird. Your relative got someone speaking German, yet every call I've had they've started straightaway with English. Guess they tell by the accents and greetings used, but they must all speak several languages because there's never a "please hold for a moment" moment while they find a colleague who can speak the proper lingo.
Maybe the crafty sods look in the phonebook to see if you have an
English sounding name?
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"Microsoft" are at it again! ( Support scam )

Well that Microsoft scam has begun again. The same story. The guy on telephone ( Mark-from India) says he is from Micrsoft and that my Computer has a virus. He has to fix it.
Im just trying to think of creative ways to get these guys off my telephone.Any ideas?
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Re: "Microsoft" are at it again!

Hang up.
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