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Re: Computer Support Scam

I read one thing again and again in this thread and it bugs me. How do the prople know that the caller is from India or the voice is Indian? how many of you are experienced enough to differentiate between people of India/pakistan/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh/Afghanistan? Forget about voice, can you even differentiate based on looks? And if the call is made from a VOIP source then how can people write that its "someone calling from India".

PLEASE STICK TO FACTS :- hoax calls are made from unknown numbers by unknown people who speak in English and try to pretend as tech support. Eventually the aim is to get ur credit card details or hack ur computer/laptop.

PLEASE AVOID OFF UR BIASED OPINIONS :- "indian guy", "indian accent", "caller from India" etc...

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Re: Computer Support Scam

You gotta let some things go. If my blood went up every time anyone remotely Slavic was called "Russian sounding", I'd have died of a heart attack a long time ago.

And I got a second call a few weeks after the first one. The person in question sounded like someone from the Indian Sub-Continent. Better?

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I read one thing again and again in this thread and it bugs me. How do the prople know that the caller is from India or the voice is Indian? how many of you are experienced enough to differentiate between people of India/pakistan/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh/Afghanistan? Forget about voice, can you even differentiate based on looks? And if the call is made from a VOIP source then how can people write that its "someone calling from India".

PLEASE STICK TO FACTS :- hoax calls are made from unknown numbers by unknown people who speak in English and try to pretend as tech support. Eventually the aim is to get ur credit card details or hack ur computer/laptop.

PLEASE AVOID OFF UR BIASED OPINIONS :- "indian guy", "indian accent", "caller from India" etc...
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WASHINGTON (AFP) - US officials said Wednesday they shut down a series of so-called tech support scams, mostly operating from India
Whether you chose to accept it or not, that is where most of these calls originate from. Perhaps they ship bus loads of call centre staff from Afghanistan to do the dirty work but I somehow doubt it. That does not mean all Indians are scammers or all scams come from India. They just have a niche market at the moment in detecting computer problems. The Nigerians are maybe too busy with email scams.

I've even had one admit he was Indian and working in India.
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I read one thing again and again in this thread and it bugs me. How do the prople know that the caller is from India or the voice is Indian? how many of you are experienced enough to differentiate between people of India/pakistan/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh/Afghanistan? Forget about voice, can you even differentiate based on looks? And if the call is made from a VOIP source then how can people write that its "someone calling from India".

PLEASE STICK TO FACTS :- hoax calls are made from unknown numbers by unknown people who speak in English and try to pretend as tech support. Eventually the aim is to get ur credit card details or hack ur computer/laptop.

PLEASE AVOID OFF UR BIASED OPINIONS :- "indian guy", "indian accent", "caller from India" etc...
Oh yes - You are SO right! It is very very difficult to spot an Indian accent. It so un-unique it can be confused with many many other languages!

Just listen to a German/French/Greek/Italian/Polish/American/any-other-nation- person speaking English ...... easy to misunderstand that they could quite possibly actually be an Indian!

Actually I always considered the "Indian" accent as rather unique, even their idioms are super. One I particularly remember was "Put some sky in my roundies" - which means "Put some air in my tyres".
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I read one thing again and again in this thread and it bugs me. How do the prople know that the caller is from India or the voice is Indian? how many of you are experienced enough to differentiate between people of India/pakistan/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh/Afghanistan? Forget about voice, can you even differentiate based on looks? And if the call is made from a VOIP source then how can people write that its "someone calling from India".

PLEASE STICK TO FACTS :- hoax calls are made from unknown numbers by unknown people who speak in English and try to pretend as tech support. Eventually the aim is to get ur credit card details or hack ur computer/laptop.

PLEASE AVOID OFF UR BIASED OPINIONS :- "indian guy", "indian accent", "caller from India" etc...
I had one of these scam calls and it definitely was from a man from "India/pakistan/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh/Afghanistan". They were not French.

Also I've had scams over the years from British people. I suppose I should get upset at that?

Next time I'll exactly where they are from.

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I read one thing again and again in this thread and it bugs me. How do the prople know that the caller is from India or the voice is Indian? how many of you are experienced enough to differentiate between people of India/pakistan/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh/Afghanistan? Forget about voice, can you even differentiate based on looks? And if the call is made from a VOIP source then how can people write that its "someone calling from India".

PLEASE STICK TO FACTS :- hoax calls are made from unknown numbers by unknown people who speak in English and try to pretend as tech support. Eventually the aim is to get ur credit card details or hack ur computer/laptop.

PLEASE AVOID OFF UR BIASED OPINIONS :- "indian guy", "indian accent", "caller from India" etc...
Errm - http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...h-support-scam
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Ok, lets just refer to it as "someone from the area formerly known as the British Indian Empire".

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I read one thing again and again in this thread and it bugs me. How do the prople know that the caller is from India or the voice is Indian? how many of you are experienced enough to differentiate between people of India/pakistan/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh/Afghanistan? Forget about voice, can you even differentiate based on looks? And if the call is made from a VOIP source then how can people write that its "someone calling from India".

PLEASE STICK TO FACTS :- hoax calls are made from unknown numbers by unknown people who speak in English and try to pretend as tech support. Eventually the aim is to get ur credit card details or hack ur computer/laptop.

PLEASE AVOID OFF UR BIASED OPINIONS :- "indian guy", "indian accent", "caller from India" etc...
You're Indian aren't you?

Listen, the posters are not saying it's all Indians doing this but some people in India.

btw it's not "ur" it's "your"
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Old 30.08.2013, 18:49
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Re: Computer Support Scam

Sort of on topic somehow
If you own a web site & get an email like "This email is from China domain name registration center, ..." then destroy it.
Complicated scam involving domain names.......
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Re: Computer Support Scam

I just got a call from someone claiming to be from "Help Desk 24/7." He sounded like a non-native English speaker from a country that may partake in delicious curries.

Anyway, I asked if he was from Microsoft. He said no, "I am from Help Desk 24/7" and started on about how my log files on my windows machine were corrupted. This, somehow, would allow people to get into my machine.

I played along a bit like "Oh no!" then with some "Did you say on my Windows capable machine?" He said "Yes." I wiped up with "Sorry dude, I'm on a Mac using OS X!"

What was really strange was it was on my US VOIP phone, and we're on the national Do Not Call Registry in the states. It sounded like an auto-dailer because of the pause from my hello to theirs.

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I read one thing again and again in this thread and it bugs me. How do the prople know that the caller is from India or the voice is Indian? how many of you are experienced enough to differentiate between people of India/pakistan/Sri Lanka/Bangladesh/Afghanistan? Forget about voice, can you even differentiate based on looks? And if the call is made from a VOIP source then how can people write that its "someone calling from India".

PLEASE STICK TO FACTS :- hoax calls are made from unknown numbers by unknown people who speak in English and try to pretend as tech support. Eventually the aim is to get ur credit card details or hack ur computer/laptop.

PLEASE AVOID OFF UR BIASED OPINIONS :- "indian guy", "indian accent", "caller from India" etc...
This is so funny, the indian accent speaking english is so easy to pick. When compared to europeans speaking english the main difference being that those from europe can actually speak english and indians have nfi when you are taking the piss out of them on the scam calls
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He sounded like a non-native English speaker from a country that may partake in delicious curries.

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This is so funny, the indian accent speaking english is so easy to pick. When compared to europeans speaking english the main difference being that those from europe can actually speak english and indians have nfi when you are taking the piss out of them on the scam calls
These guys rang again today and I had heaps of fun. First they ask if I speak english followed by insisting he works for the windows support company. The introduction is classic gives a distinctly english name but speaks a distinctly indian accent.

After we cleared up the fact that he wasnt able to fix or clean the windows on my house but that he was from microsoft windows operating system which should be on my computer. He was even more amazed that I had only just heard of microsoft windows yet he insisted he works for a company called windows support.

He also insisted he is english but cant explain why he is calling from India.

He was less than amused when I asked if he needed my credit card and that he was a scam artist whom I told to piss off in even less polite words than that.

These guys need lessons in understanding when someone is taking the piss out of them as he was clearly on another planet.

They also need to update their system to put numbers like ours on the "these guys know we are scammers already list" as I have lost count of the 50-100 calls in the last year or so.

What a bunch of losers
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Re: Computer Support Scam

I have had 3 of these scam calls in the last few days. One was number withheld, the next a US number and today a number 00975 1990990.

The quality of all these calls was appalling and I doubt anyone could follow the instructions if they went that far.

00975 is the country code for Bhutan- north of India and east of Nepal...
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Re: Computer Support Scam

Had another with a Bhutan number today. Much clearer line.

Indian sub-continental accent insisted he was calling from the London HQ if "Windows". After 10 minutes of tripe about a satellite tracking my computer, we couldn't find the windows key on my Mac (I was a slow day - bear with me).

Then he declared my luck was in as the Apple HQ was in the same building and I was transferred to the same person who was at the Windows HQ.

Now it appear the there is also an Apple tracking satellite. I asked if there was one for Linux, and he confirmed this too. But as Mac didn't get viruses, the got "germs" instead. These are much worse and will "break my computer within 24 hours".

I asked how he felt tricking innocent people out of money by lying about something that was so obviously and childishly untrue. At that point 21 minutes in to the conversation, he hung up...
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http://www.theguardian.com/technolog...tence-and-fine

4 months suspended for 12 months and 20 grand costs and fine, sounds like a slap on the wrist to me.
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Re: Computer Support Scam

Outrageous.

I do like the comment underneath the article.

"It seems theft of large amounts of money is no longer a serious matter.
Thank goodness our MPs are above this sort of charlatanism!"
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