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Fake Microsoft PhoneCalls

Discussion in 'General Security' started by RH049, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. walkertwotone

    walkertwotone mark

    May 3, 2009
    i keep getting thse calls, i just string them along for a while and then tell them to clear of.
  2. Blackmirror


    Dec 5, 2006
    These people make me laugh
    i strung one along for 15 mins and when i told him no way in hell would i let him near my pc his reply was
    " well then your pc will go boom "

    there is no way to block these calls in the uk
    i am waiting for the boom
  3. spiker_22


    Jan 26, 2003
    Now that would look pretty stupid!

    To who, exactly? A caller they'll never ever come face to face with? Some people on a forum who have absolutely no idea who the callers are? The reality is someone can make anonymous phone calls and try to make money. If I call you and say I'm MS, why does iyt matter if you think I'm stupid?
  4. agathayate


    Feb 21, 2012
    Getting a fake call was so annoying! Congratulations! you win for blah blah blah .......... which is not true and that is perfectly agree they are just trying to get some money from you.That kind of person is so irresponsible in life, they don't know how to get something in a positive way.
  5. chukwudubai


    Jan 7, 2013
    Pls hw can i veiw hidden numbers dat calls me
  6. Airidh


    Nov 17, 2008
    Sorry, you can't, as far as I know. If you get one of these calls, don't go near you computer, and don't give them any real information. As long as you recognise that it is a scam, you can either

    just put the phone down,

    string them along, as in the video on page 2, or

    say "Just a moment while I turn my computer on" (don't do it, of course), then walk off and leave them hanging on, for half an hour or so ....

    Depends on your mood at the time.
  7. Recessionbuster


    Sep 4, 2009
    My advice would be to hang up straight away. By leaving them on the phone they have a possibility of tracking your phone location. Call me a bit over the top but I wouldn't put it passed these guys to hack into more information through your phone line.I have also heard that it is possible to make money on the phone call itself. So the longer you are in the phone the more money they get. Has anyone else noticed they are not in a hurry to hang up even after you have told them you are contacting the police?? Anyway these days most if us have caller ID so if it is an unidentified number then don't answer it. Also there is always a delay before they speak back when you say hello. This could be a long distance thing or a sign of tracking on the other end maybe?? Either way they are both signs to hang up or not even answer them.
  8. dai


    Mar 6, 2003
    the authorities closed them down a few months ago,obviously they are up and running again
    i used to get 3 calls a day

    so far clear of this new lot
  9. getthecansout


    Jan 17, 2011
    Got a phone call from " Microsoft" and he went on and told me he cold repair it for me he showed me where to look in the certificates, i Must admit some did say fraudulant especially my microsoft ones. Which are genuine i bought it new from PCWorld so dont know why they say fraudulant.
    3 messages popup which say:

    1 The computer is affected by DNS changer malware.
    2 You have been hit with a Stuxnet virus.You may lose all your files and folders.
    3 Windows Software License registration failed please renew windows software license.

    after about 2-4 mins another winsdow pops up saying:

    windows will close down in 2 minutes.
    it gives the date and time.

    ive posted this already in the virus section before i noticed this, sorry.
    so if you want to remove the other one or move it here no problem.
    my folders and files on desktop have disappear yet are visible in start\computer\desktop
    im in safe mode at moment and no problems, as of yet.

    Any help much appreciated



    I know i was dumb to let him into my computer.:(
  10. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
    This thread was only meant to alert people to these scams, not for posting for assistance so I'm going to close it now.

    Anyone who needs help as a result of something like this please post in the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum for assistance.
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