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Tech support phone scam

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Blackmirror, Jul 20, 2011.

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  1. Blackmirror

    Blackmirror Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Warns Of Tech Support Phone Scam
    I know this has been circulating for a while but my mother received a phone call while i was there .
    I took the phone away from her and talked with the man to find out what was going on .

    He would not take no for an answer:mad:
    even when i told him that there was no computer at this address he insisted on retelling me he was from microsoft tech support and that the ip had been flashing red at their end and that it was a virus problem .
    Even after i had repeated that there was no computer to get infected he said when i read my emails all lights were flashing at their end :eek::D

    Now if this post stops one pc user from falling for this scam then i will be happy
     
  2. Smiles n' grins

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    Wait, what?
     
  3. Blackmirror

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    :eek:


    Virus phone scam being run from call centres in India

    there seems no way to block them in the UK at the moment


     
  4. Sharma7

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    LOL this has happened to me.. Actually its not something to laugh about.
    I never read the article by Microsoft, but it was pretty obvious it was a scam when it happened to me.
    1. Microsoft never phones us like that.. Why would they care about viruses? If they phoned everyone like that, they'd be bankrupt..
    2. How did they find my phone number? To get your phone number from your ISP, they usually need a court order. ISPs usually never give out your info like that, its against their privacy policy (in Canada at least).
    3. LOL @ he said you had a virus when there was no PC there.. That's just stupid of him..
     
  5. SIR****TMG

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    watch out indeed
     
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