Phone Scammers (Claiming to be Micrososoft) Still Current

  johndrew 12:17 15 Aug 2012
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Just an update for any that may not of heard of the scam.

The unavailable/out of area telephone calls with regard to "This is Microsoft .... your PC is infected" scam is still ongoing. I have had at least 5 calls in the last two days from them offering to fix my PC - and I'm certain it would have been fixed.

For those who need to know how to deal with them there are many suggestions in these forums. I either leave them to talk to themselves or tell them to wait whilst I fire up the PC which will take a long time!!

  KRONOS the First 12:25 15 Aug 2012

I have three PC's yet have not had one phone call,I feel quite unloved.Sob.

  onthelimit1 12:39 15 Aug 2012
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This was reported a couple of days ago

see thread

  johndrew 19:30 15 Aug 2012

Chronus

Wish I was unloved by these callers.

  derrickross 10:48 17 Aug 2012

Got a call like that, too, and I was alarmed that the caller actually had my name and phone number. And he knew I got a Windows pc, too.

I'm wondering if these people actually stalk their victims before they call them. That'd explain how they knew so much about me.

  rdave13 10:51 17 Aug 2012

derrickross, I doubt very much that they knew you had a Windows PC, it's just odds on that you have.

  derrickross 10:58 17 Aug 2012

I have already reported the caller to http://www.callercenter.com and I'm wondering if it's necessary to file a complaint with the FTC.

What do you think?

  Ventad 11:08 17 Aug 2012

If you search on line you can get phone number, name and address of nearly every body including ex-directory numbers so it is just a matter of choosing a name and phoning all the ones that come up. I was quite suppressed when I put in my surname and it all came up and I am ex-directory .

  Ventad 11:10 17 Aug 2012

Suprised that should have been

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