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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Just have a question about the phone number above.......

74154678154

Just have a question about the phone number above.

I received a call from this number on my way home from Williamsport this afternoon. The caller had very bad English and I had to have him repeat most every thing and still could not understand every word. First he asked me if I was the owner of this phone. 


I said "Why." The gist of what I got is that he was telling me my computer is sending him unnecessary files and information. He asked me if I was near my computer. I told him I was on the road and not near my computer. He asked if he could call me back when I get home to my computer. (I am playing along by now thinking "scam") so I told him to call me back tomorrow morning and I'll be by my computer.

So my question is, have you or anyone else had this call?


I certainly do not intend to give this "person" any information what-so-ever and in all likely-hood he will not call me again afterwords but, thought I'd pass it along.

Oh a week and a half ago I got another call from an unspecified number and the conversation went like this..........
me: hello.
caller: aim I speeking to Pawlmula?
me: ok and what Country is this?
caller: uuuh U S
me: Yea..right...OK........Sup?
caller: click

Does anyone know anything about these calls????????

24 comments :

Unknown said...

I had one of these calls. And when I said " this sounds like a scam to me" they got really mean and started swearing at me... Google the phone number.. it's happened to a lot of people

Anonymous said...

i got them for a while till i reported the number online and threathened to call police..never had another call after that..http://www.whitepages.com/reverse_phone...heres the link to report it

Anonymous said...

Yes I have gotten calls like that but it sounded like an Indian guy but he told me the same thing. They call me at least once a week if not more. I have told them I am going to call the cops and they still call me.The number that comes up on my phone is this 64766. When I tried calling the number it says it can't be completed as dialed.

Be Aware! said...

That's good for you to do that. I had a call about a year ago, same scenario but my computer was going to "crash" I told him it wasn't on (wink-wink).
He: you MUST turn it on
Me: If I turn it on it will crash so Im not doing it!
He: yes I work for Microsoft and I say you MUST turn it on.

After 5 minutes or so of me being "confused" He finally said in very terse language. "You **%^*%^*^* you learn to speak English"
To which I replied, "Wow, an employee of Microsoft wouldn't talk like that". I think he hung up after that!!
Yes...be aware, those dudes and gals are getting more desperate to scam us: you know, we Americans, the bad people of the world!!

Anonymous said...

My husband got one of these and he said to them, "don't own a computer," they then ask if we had a lap top and to this he replied, "no." They mumbled a bunch of stuff and hung up.

Anonymous said...

The simplest thing to do when you get one of these calls is hang up... Better yet, if you don't recognize the number, don't answer! If it is something important or the person calling has something to say, they will leave a message.

Sure it is fun to egg the people on at times and to have a little fun along the way, but you are just setting yourself up for more and more calls when you answer in the first place. Once you answer the phone once (Yes once), they have you. They know that number exists and they will continue to call.

What exactly do you guys think is going to happen by "Playing along"?

Anonymous said...

He has called my house many times, I kept saying I know this is a scam and take my number off your list. The last time he called I told him, you keep calling me, every time I tell you to take my number off your list. He was laughing as I picked up my newly purchased air horn and blew it in the phone. Maybe now my number is off the list, only time will tell.

Anonymous said...

The Internet Address your provider (Zito Media, Verizon, Hughes net, what have you) is protected by privacy law. No one but your provider would contact you if you were the source of virus laden communications.

Only law enforcement/Emergency personnel, with a warrant to justify it or proof of life or death situation, can obtain information about the lease holder (you) of that internet address.

No one from ANY other organization could ever acquire your contact information simply because of a computer virus.

Please people, if anyone other than your provider contacts you about virus security issues with your computer...it is a scam and should be reported.

Anonymous said...

Yes it's a scam to get remote access to your computer then steal all of your files in the hope of finding any financial information that they can get.

Whatever you do don't call the number back for any reason.

There is no computer company out there that would call you about any problems with your computer. How would they know? It's actually a stupid scam that some people fall for.

I just ask them "Do you realize you just called the Pennsylvania State Police department and we are aware of your scam?" They hang up immediately. Works every time.

Anonymous said...

well they have called me a couple times and well me being a smart@ss i dont give them time to say much i simply start asking them really dumb questions like do you ever use the phone sex numbers while at work. they will quit calling lol and it gave me a giggle tormenting them instead lol

Anonymous said...

1) There are too many digits for a legit cell/phone number.

2) Don't call back. Don't verify anything. The longer you stay on the cell/phone, the better the chances are that they are/may locate you physically and do more than take money from you.

3) IF curiosity gets the best of you, answer the phone this way ... "Pennsylvania State Police, may I help you."

Anonymous said...

I GOT MY FIRST CALL THIS MORNING, I TOLD HIM I WAS GOING TO HAVE THE F.B.I. TRACE THIS CALL AND HUNG-UP. I WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE THAT DON'T KNOW THIS IS A SCAM.

Anonymous said...

7/13 @ 11:48am, there are not too many digits...however there is a 7 at the beginning of the phone number. Having any number other than a 1 or a typical 10 digit number would leave me suspicious.

Anonymous said...

I get these irritating calls all time, depending on my mood I will answer the phone and say "Federal Bureau of Investigation, Fraud Department, Detective Yourascam, How may I help you?" Its amazing how fast they hang up on me.

Anonymous said...

The company is called UTH. They are scam artists. They say your computer is sending messages to other people, giving them a virus. They also say they are from California when they are really from India, do not trust anything they say, they will try to screw you over.

Anonymous said...

We don't have caller Id or cell phones that is why we give it back to them

Anonymous said...

Beware when you use google to look up phone numbers. I was trying to contact Dell. Mcafee said it was an ok site. So I called the number. The guy from India immediately wanted to take control of my computer, so I let him. He began to access several sites on my computer with me watching my screen helplessly. I realized this was a scam and shut off my computer. I finally got Dells real number. When I told them the Number I called off from my google search. They said that wasn't a Dell number. They said they would contact Mcaffee to have it flagged. So Beware when using search engines to find phone numbers!

Rob said...

Googled the number 74154678154, used Google translate to translate the site, and it appears to originate from somewhere in Russia, so there you go. It's obviously a scam, and it is good that you made the public that read this blog aware of it, because there are still people who just don't know about these types of calls and hopefully this will save someone some grief. Thank you for posting.

Sylvia said...

Love it!

Rob said...

If you need the number to your computer manufacturer, go to their website, don't try to Google their number. I have taken the time to find some of the popular ones and listed them below. HP made me wade through about 6 pages to finally find the phone number.

www.dell.com - 1-800-624-9896
www.hp.com - 800-474-6836
www.gateway.com - Requires SNID
www.toshiba.com - (800) 457-7777
www.acer.com - Requires SNID
http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/#techsup
www.lenovo.com - 1-877-453-6686

Anonymous said...

If you get a phone call with extra numbers, it is from out of the country. when i receive a call from a friend overseas, it always shows up as many numbers.

Anonymous said...

I just got a call from 74154678154.
The guy with Indian accent asked the same questions about owner of the phone and told me that my computer at risk. I just told him "I cant hear you." It is obviously a scam and the number looks like from another country.

Anonymous said...

These scumbags. . .they got me once and made my last laptop crash. They apparently didn't get the info they wanted cuz I'm getting calls continuously. I finally had enough and swore up a storm on one of them telling them to "f" off and to take me off their lists and the little b. . .got ballsy with me telling me I sounded "hot" when I was yelling at him!!!

Anonymous said...

Are you an Ebay user. 145 million eBay users were compromised. Was your phone # the one attached to ebay?