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#489789 - 22nd Mar 2011 3:17pm is this real?
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hi folks! today at 2pm i recieved a phone call from a chap called aiden,telling me that my laptop had a hidden virus and he would giude me through the process of removing it! he was calling from pc world AMERICA?? has any one else heard of this before?i rang pc world /dixons and theyve never heard of it.its DEFINATELY not them

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#489790 - 22nd Mar 2011 3:18pm Re: is this real? [Re: mike1965]
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scam!!!!
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#489793 - 22nd Mar 2011 3:20pm Re: is this real? [Re: mike1965]
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its a con

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#489796 - 22nd Mar 2011 3:24pm Re: is this real? [Re: mike1965]
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I'd be very interested in how he found out your details if I was you, get your laptop security up to scratch if it aint already.
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#489816 - 22nd Mar 2011 3:55pm Re: is this real? [Re: mike1965]
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They want remote access to your laptop... then it's either goodbye personal details or a trojan/keylogger and then it's goodbye internet banking passwords etc etc.

Ignore, obviously.

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#489845 - 22nd Mar 2011 4:30pm Re: is this real? [Re: mike1965]
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SCAM

SCAM

SCAM

We've had THREE people in today alone asking about this, so I'm guessing that the auto-dialer they use is trying numbers in this area.

I REALLY hope they ring me, I'm looking forward to tying the caller in knots....preferably around their scrawny neck smile

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#489871 - 22nd Mar 2011 4:56pm Re: is this real? [Re: mike1965]
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scam mate smile
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#490043 - 22nd Mar 2011 9:44pm Re: is this real? [Re: TRANCENTRAL]
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He's in your machine NOW!
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#490048 - 22nd Mar 2011 9:49pm Re: is this real? [Re: Capt_America]
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He's in your machine NOW!

lol mate
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#491066 - 24th Mar 2011 3:43pm Re: is this real? [Re: TheDr]
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Originally Posted By: TheDr
SCAM

SCAM

SCAM

We've had THREE people in today alone asking about this, so I'm guessing that the auto-dialer they use is trying numbers in this area.

I REALLY hope they ring me, I'm looking forward to tying the caller in knots....preferably around their scrawny neck smile


If this was facebook, I'd like this.

Horrid scam this, in my old job we dealt with someone who fell victim to exactly this.

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#492942 - 27th Mar 2011 12:17pm Re: is this real? [Re: mike1965]
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i had this a while back and asked the girl on the end of the phone to tell me when the virus was found,she told me it was two days before and that it was auto dialling their system.funny thing was that i had been cut off by virgin for not paying the bill on time and had no connection,phone line or even pc turned on in the day in question(or the previous two weeks),she then hung up on me.

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#493044 - 27th Mar 2011 5:31pm Re: is this real? [Re: phalinmegob]
cheshirelassy Offline
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Hi, we have recently had this type of call. They were somewhat put off when I told them we had 28 computers so which one did they mean? Guess what, they put the phone down on me!
SCAM SCAM
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#494554 - 30th Mar 2011 6:26pm Re: is this real? [Re: mike1965]
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I had one years ago from America trying to sell me clip art, and wanted my credit card. I kept him on the line for 1/2 an hour, but wouldn't give him any card details.
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