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Thursday, November 7, 2013

UNKNOWN CALLER wants to fix my computer problem

UNKNOWN CALLER wants to fix my computer problem

Just received another call from an UNKNOWN CALLER telling me that my computer was causing problems with microsoft. As soon as I mentioned POLICE to the caller with a strong foreign accent, she hung up me.

These calls are scams. They want you to let them take over your computer so they can find your passwords and ROB YOU!  Too bad NSA monitoring doesn't locate these scammers and do something about them.

7 comments :

Anonymous said...

Got the same call about a week ago.Left him rattle off a bit ,then told him i'm a computer geek myself and theres nothing wrong with my computer.The number that showed up on caller id was 1-000-000-0000.I then slammed the phone down on him

Anonymous said...

I say to them in a very calm voice and enunciate my words very carefully "Do you realize you have called the State Police Barracks? Hold on let me transfer you to the FBI?"

Anonymous said...

I am from Eldred, I have also received this call. I informed them that according to my computer tech who checks my computer often as well as my virus scan that I have no issues with my computer. The gentleman hung up on me and has not called back since. I had a feeling this was some kind of scam.

Anonymous said...

I received a call a few weeks back with the same M.O. I kept him on the line for some time messing with him as to why he would call my house about my computer that wasn't even on. He told me he "knew" it was going to crash. I asked him repeatedly as to why I would want to turn on my computer if I knew it would crash. Is it my laptop or desktop? Will it be loud when it crashes? How exactly did you get my phone number and you "knew" my computer was going to crash! Is there a special phone line to tell you that? Will I be in trouble if I don't do as I'm told? What will happen when it crashes? will it smoke? will the smoke stink?
I could sense his anger building and at this point he was yelling at me to just "turn on the damn computer"...(as I was chuckling). Finally, he got SO mad, he yelled, " you Mxxxxx- Fxxxxx, you learn to speak English"! I replied in as calm a voice as I could muster and said " Oh My!, I don't believe a real Microsoft employee would talk to their customers like that! Mr. Gates wouldn't be happy!" For some odd reason, he hung up on me...
On a more serious note. A friend of mine's elderly mother received this same call and got scared and let them on her computer. Not sure what damage he did or what exactly happened but he did demand $400 from her after he "fixed" it. Please remind any vulnerable people, be it elderly parents, teens who aren't very tech savvy (not too many of those)younger children who may be in a room W/O an adult around, etc. that these people are usually very convincing so just hang up on them...

Anonymous said...

Happened in Kane also.

A Duped Senior Citizen said...

Unfortunently we WERE scammed by these A-Holes! It took at least a month to straighten things out with our credit card , Bank, etc. Hang up & don't listen to their s*&#!!!!!! They evn called back at least 3 times. I told them off & of course they will hang up. And yes, their # is 000-000-0000.

Anonymous said...

Yes I WAS SCAMED BUT GOOD BY THESE PEOPLE AND IT COSTS ME A LOT. THEY CUT INTO MY HP Maintenance CHAT ON MY C0MPUTOR AS A BOSS TO THE PERSON I WAS TALKING WITH AND TOTALLY DESTROYED MY COMPUTOR TWICE IN FOUR MONTHS. beware they are out there.