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Microsoft called me to fix my computer!

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6 years 9 months ago #12673 by S.A.F Action2
S.A.F Action2 created the topic: Microsoft called me to fix my computer!
Im not kidding, this actually happened!

Just got a phone call from this really "helpful" guy who gave me a call from Microsoft and said that there was this really major problem with computers going round at the moment and that he would help me fix it.

I said to him, "Good on you for doing this, I had thought you were just a faceless giant, its great that you are finally addressing your security issues in such an upfront and personal way"

He asked what operating system I had, I said "um, no idea, whats an operating system" at that point he got just a little bit excited. "Don't worry sir, I can help you find this out"

He told me how to run something called "event viewer" and showed me how many errors my computer had - "WOW, your computer has many errors, but don’t worry I can help you fix it before its to late"

I told him that I had Antivirus installed and that I couldn’t understand how this could have happened, he explained that this new threat is not detected by my Antivirus. I said, "Lucky you told me this before something bad happened to my PC, iv got all sorts of important stuff on here, I can never remember my bank passwords or my credit card numbers so I keep these saved on my computer, don’t know what I would do if I lost them" He got just a tad more excited... I recon his whole team of scum bags was listing to me on speaker phone at that point.

He asked me to navigate to a website so that he could to access my computer and fix it all up remotely "how can you use my computer when your not here?" and "Are you sure its ok for me to run this? Could someone else use this to access my computer without me knowing, not everyone is as honest as you..."

At that point about 17 mins later I decided that that was enough and ended the call.

Anyone else had this? Its really bold that they are trying this...

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6 years 9 months ago - 6 years 9 months ago #12674 by S.A.F Dman
S.A.F Dman replied the topic: Re: Microsoft called me to fix my computer!
This has happened to me a few times but I caught on alot quicker than you lol. Its a well known scam. Microsoft dont make individual calls. As soon as he said he was from Microsoft I laughed. "They aint that helpful" lol. These dirtbags make you believe you have an issue with your pc and convince you to download there software that they make u believe is some sort of antivirus program but they dont tell you about the trojan that comes with the program that logs all your keystrokes so they can get account details, passwords etc and sends the info back to them so they can deduct the money out of your account. Last time they called me I went off at the guy and I also told him I knew of this scam and explained how they did it and he got nervous and hung up.

Check this link out. The website is flooded with these sorts of scams.
apcmag.com/phone-con-no-that-is-not-microsoft-calling.htm
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6 years 9 months ago #12675 by S.A.F Action2
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I picked up on this straight away as well, but wanted to see where it went with "Microsoft"... Sad that this sort of thing is going on, first time someone has tried to scam me so blatantly.

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6 years 9 months ago #12676 by S.A.F Phantom
S.A.F Phantom replied the topic: Re: Microsoft called me to fix my computer!
I have had a phone call from them to.I started questioning them about it being a scam and they got very unproffesional.I told them i wasn't going to fall for it and hung up.B)

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6 years 9 months ago #12680 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK replied the topic: Re: Microsoft called me to fix my computer!
Anthony, you should point out that you work for a large world-wide accounting company as part of their computer audit department and get to travel the world testing the security of systems... I think Damo might think you really did get sucked in!

Maybe something to add to your portfolio of techniques to gain access to commercial systems? Beats sneaking in after hours behind the cleaner and covering all those security cameras! LOL

Nice to see you back on the forum. :)

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6 years 9 months ago #12681 by S.A.F GOATKILLER?
S.A.F GOATKILLER? replied the topic: Re: Microsoft called me to fix my computer!
they rang me ages ago i said "yea im having real bad issues whilst running windows 95, i think its all the porn i have on it?" then proceded to say i dont even have an internet connection so why are you ringing me????? end of call!!!

Id like to know how the hell they got my homenumber???

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6 years 9 months ago #12682 by S.A.F Masterpetey
S.A.F Masterpetey replied the topic: Re: Microsoft called me to fix my computer!
if they ring me ill say
"it got errors or causing problems??thanks, ill sell it, bye"

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6 years 9 months ago #12691 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK replied the topic: Re: Microsoft called me to fix my computer!

S.A.F Masterpetey wrote: if they ring me ill say
"it got errors or causing problems??thanks, ill sell it, bye"

Tell them u run Linux!

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6 years 9 months ago #12697 by S.A.F I-Robot
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S.A.F M3RRiK wrote:

S.A.F Masterpetey wrote: if they ring me ill say
"it got errors or causing problems??thanks, ill sell it, bye"

Tell them u run Linux!


OR ReactOS, windows without the Microsoft :woohoo:

www.reactos.org/en/index.html

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6 years 9 months ago #12701 by S.A.F Masterpetey
S.A.F Masterpetey replied the topic: Re: Microsoft called me to fix my computer!
bloody good idea!!!

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