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#682788 - 7th Apr 2012 6:32pm Microsoft phone scam!
kenny2005 Offline


Registered: 15th Jun 2009
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We got a phone call today from an Indian sounding bloke claiming to be from Microsoft. Apparently our PC had a virus and bla bla bla....

I asked for his number, hung up and called him back...well I called a pet supplies company :-)(http://www.petlondon.net)

Watch yourselves folks!

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#682795 - 7th Apr 2012 7:05pm Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
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This happened to my parents about 12months ago. They had a phone call from an Indian speaking gentleman claiming they had a virus on there pc and his company could clear it free of charge by following his instructions over the phone and keying certain commands into there pc, this would have given them remote access to my parents computer giving them access to passwords and banking details, luckily I was there at the time of the call and spoke to the chap myself, told him pc had frozen and would have to reboot it and could he ring back in 30minutes. I asked for his name and company details, cant remember the company name given but his name was John Smith.....very original....During the 30minutes waiting for his call back I spoke to Merseyside Police computer fraud team and passed all the details to them to investigate, they where aware of the scam and followed it up. The scam company did call back after 30 minutes and I told them that I had spoken to the police and they hung up.......not called since

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#682797 - 7th Apr 2012 7:11pm Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
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I get this call at least once a week !!!

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#682853 - 7th Apr 2012 11:02pm Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: tara9]
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I had one of these calls the other week,the guy was standing on a busy street.I told him my computers havn't got any viruses & I was too busy to go round turning them all on
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#682854 - 7th Apr 2012 11:08pm Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
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same here - what gimps they think we all are.

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#682857 - 7th Apr 2012 11:26pm Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
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we get these phone calls one time they called and my other half answered the phone they asked what windows have you got and he said very nice double glazed ones than you Indian person hung up

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#682858 - 7th Apr 2012 11:29pm Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
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Originally Posted By: kenny2005
We got a phone call today from an Indian sounding bloke claiming to be from Microsoft. Apparently our PC had a virus and bla bla bla....

I asked for his number, hung up and called him back...well I called a pet supplies company :-)(http://www.petlondon.net)

Watch yourselves folks!
i got this last week but it was a woman.Did he asked you to go and switch your pc on?????
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#682878 - 8th Apr 2012 12:29am Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
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I quite like getting these calls, it's fun to mess with their heads laugh

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#682886 - 8th Apr 2012 7:55am Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: TheDr]
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I agree, it is so easy to draw them into a crazy conversation as they clearly do not have a clue what they are talking about and their script does not cover loaded questions.I actually told them several times that I had switched on at the wall and the screen was still blank (it wasn't) and he did not twig that I would still needed to switch the PC on. After about 10 minutes he agreed we were getting nowhere.

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#682889 - 8th Apr 2012 8:27am Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: Salmon]
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As long as you don't do what I once did, to be fair it was about the forth Asian voice on the phone within half an hour, I thought I'd jump in quick and told him "There's fook all wrong with my computer, I've got double glazing, the lofts been insulated and I haven't got cavity walls" and he said "I'm very glad to hear it, will you tell Mrs Bert, the curtains are ready for pick up" smack


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#682893 - 8th Apr 2012 9:47am Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
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I love it.

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#682908 - 8th Apr 2012 10:43am Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
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the question is, did u tell mrs bert of the telephone conversation or did u just let her go for the curtains? wink haha

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#683293 - 9th Apr 2012 2:23pm Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
Glover Offline


Registered: 2nd Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Loc: wirral
Yes I got the same last week mind was an indian sounding women

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#683328 - 9th Apr 2012 4:39pm Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: kenny2005]
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I get them all the time..

Last time it happened they said they were from a company called Windows and It appears that my Pc is infected..

I told them that I work in I.T. and my computer is fine thank you very much and they hung up..

What worries me is there is some people out there who would fall for this scam..

I'm lovin some of the comments on here though.. smile
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#683451 - 9th Apr 2012 9:47pm Re: Microsoft phone scam! [Re: ManxCat]
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Registered: 5th Jun 2011
Posts: 26
Loc: Ellesmere Port
Personally getting a bit fed up of the interuption though. Does their numer show up on caller i.d. ? If i dial 1471 i get 0123456789....

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