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Old 03-19-2016, 04:44 PM   #41
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A few days ago one these morons called me. I yelled to the caller that they were a bunch of scammers and hung up on them. They called me back 3 or 4 times and each time I yelled at them some more without bothering to listen to anything they said. On the last call I just answered the phone and stayed silent for a few seconds before hanging up. No more calls since then but it is still too soon to tell. Felt good to yell at them, though.
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:19 PM   #42
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I talked to them for awhile and the told them how confused I was that they were aware of all these problems since I don't have internet (of course I do but this was a phone call right?). He literally said "are you kidding me?" I said no but kept on about how much I appreciated him pointing out all the errors on my machine. He told me to call him back when I got connected to the internet. Again, I told him I'm retired and don't have internet - too expensive for a fixed income. He finally had enough and hung up.

There's a good youtube video on this where the person recorded the scam and what they do. Basically, they remote into your machine in order for you to purchase some software that is purported to fix everything. When the person realized that he was being played with, he started deleting files on the machine. So sad that this is what people do with their time. More sad because it must work often enough to be worth it.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:00 PM   #43
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Bumping this thread because I found an interesting story where a bunch of researchers were trying to determine how these scams work. It's actually fairly sophisticated, assuming not-very-computer-savvy users.

Listen to "Tech Support" Scam That Bilks Millions Out Of Users
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:26 PM   #44
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Last time Microsoft called me, I stopped them mid sentence and said " Excuse me, you have called at a great time. I am doing a survey and need to know what color your underwear is" After a few "Huhs and whats" I got him to say Black. I then said the final question is are they boxers or briefs? He again went through a series of huhs and Whats. I could hear the background get quiet before he swore and hung up!

I think he put me on speaker, or at least someone else was listening. I don't think he will call again!
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:11 PM   #45
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Well,
I just had my retirement cushion increased. I just got an e-mail from a retired banker in Benin, offering to share $ 18 million with me! I am sooo excited!
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:14 PM   #47
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My neighbor told me that last week a voice came out of her laptop and said her computer was at risk of a virus and she needed to pay $200 to have it fixed. The voice gave her a number to call for payment processing. So she did and paid the $$$. I though she was smarter than that. It was over and done with when she told me and I could see she would take offense if I expressed doubts that it was legit.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:41 PM   #48
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My neighbor told me that last week a voice came out of her laptop and said her computer was at risk of a virus and she needed to pay $200 to have it fixed. The voice gave her a number to call for payment processing. So she did and paid the $$$. I though she was smarter than that. It was over and done with when she told me and I could see she would take offense if I expressed doubts that it was legit.
Well maybe you can tell her after the next time it happens, as she is now on the sucker list.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:43 PM   #49
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A buddy just sent me this scam email:


It is the classic bad fake link (I won't post the link but it does not go to postal canada

from admin@odditiesinmotion.com

Your sending has not been delivered!


Your dispatch has not been delivered to the specified address on February 21, 2017, because nobody was at home. If you don't claim a package within 14 working days, Canada Post will fine you for keeping it.

Please download and examine the information about your parcel, print it and come to the post office to receive your sending:
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