Microsoft call scam  

 

busht
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March 17, 2014 8:05 pm  

I'm guessing that most of you on this board are relatively tech-savvy, but just in case, I've been hearing of a few victims of a Microsoft call scam lately. Indian voice, trying to get the victims to buy virus protection. Spread the word - it's a hassle.


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speee1dy
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March 17, 2014 8:56 pm  

i dont know anyone who would actually give info out over the phone to someone that called them, tech savvy or not


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CruzanIron
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March 17, 2014 9:00 pm  

LOL...I played him for 20 minutes before he realized that he was wasting his time.
I've never heard the F word used so much after he realized that I was playing him.


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Rowdy802
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March 18, 2014 12:41 am  

i dont know anyone who would actually give info out over the phone to someone that called them, tech savvy or not

It happened fairly recently in the VIs... It was in the news... The victim lost a few hundred dollars... Unfortunately, the person had a computer failure and received the call within about a day and got scammed...

Here is the link...

http://virginislandsdailynews.com/news/v-i-couple-fall-prey-to-windows-technical-help-scam-1.1631715


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speee1dy
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March 18, 2014 11:57 am  

cruzian, would love to have heard that call

rowdy, sad for the person. i am just surprised people fall for that stuff.


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CruzanIron
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March 18, 2014 12:18 pm  

cruzian, would love to have heard that call

Read the posts that follow this story. There are some great ideas to use.

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/09/how-do-you-best-deal-with-scam-callers/


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mtdoramike
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March 18, 2014 1:41 pm  

People fall for that stuff all the time especially the elderly.


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speee1dy
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March 18, 2014 5:33 pm  

thanks cruzan


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March 18, 2014 6:47 pm  

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