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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 04-Feb-14 23:03:12
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Indian scammers have been working over time.


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Got a call from an Indian sounding bloke today who said my PC had been sending out critical errors. I said I have an iPad and put the phone down. But I know of at least 4 other people today who had the same call, fortunately none of them fell for it.

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 04-Feb-14 23:08:42
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He did use the magic words 'Microsoft' and/or 'Windows'?

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 04-Feb-14 23:13:23
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I dont think he did, but I put the phone down pretty quick after I heard your PC is sending us critical errors.

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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Feb-14 03:55:53
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My mother had a call from a subcontinental with a withheld number saying Microsoft had discovered a problem with her PC. Fortunately she's clued up enough to know it's a scam. She doesn't want her gutters cleaning either.

I miss out on all these exciting calls as my phone rejects all withheld number calls and I reject numbers I don't recognize smile

Sarah

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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 05-Feb-14 08:29:48
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To those type of calls, I always try to sound very concerned & keep asking him to repeat everything!

Ask him to confirm the IP address & the MAC Code of the offending PC - ad infinitum!

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John
Standard User billford
(elder) Wed 05-Feb-14 08:35:48
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If I bother to take the call (they show as "Out of area"), I begin by having trouble finding the "Start" menu and go from there… when I get bored I ask if it matters that I'm using a Mac smile

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Standard User flippery
(committed) Wed 05-Feb-14 09:14:10
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In reply to a post by billford:
If I bother to take the call (they show as "Out of area"), I begin by having trouble finding the "Start" menu and go from there… when I get bored I ask if it matters that I'm using a Mac smile


whilst we can all make light of the subject. it is a problem that needs to be addressed to the wider audience. Just like any other similar cold call.
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Standard User billford
(elder) Wed 05-Feb-14 09:25:44
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Hmm how do you plug it in?
The usual way I imagine- with a BS 1363 plug into one socket and an RJ45 into another.

Bill
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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Wed 05-Feb-14 12:06:37
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I've just had one - very concerned gentleman about the errors that my computer was sending them.

He would be grateful if I would sit at my computer and he would then show me ....

Oh dear - I didn't have a control key at the bottom left hand corner of my keyboard - we did get confused about nomenclature smile

Eventually we sorted that out and then I was asked to press my Windows key - Ummm ?

Don't have one laugh

After about 15 mins of this sort of thing I was able to tell him that I don't use Windows , never have and never will. Believe it or not he continued to insist that I was using Windows and my machine was sending him messages. Their information is absolutely accurate - I was told. laugh So he then asked what I was using - and was told a laptop smile I think it eventually dawned on him that I really was not a Windows user .

He gave up


Now they are managing to spoof phone numbers - using 1471 I got 00118552348747 !

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Standard User billford
(elder) Wed 05-Feb-14 12:13:39
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Control key, Windows key… that gives me an idea.

Maybe next time I'll go and sit in front of my Linux PC, it's got both- endless possibilities grin

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