annonymous said: I got a phone call in which it was clear that they knew your name and my Windows identification # CLSID. Caller claimed that there is an infection in my computer and threatened that my computer will crash. As a proof they advised me to open event viewer and to look at the warnings and errors claiming those were infections. Total bs of course.
Phyllis said: Someone with a foreign accent called and told me they are connected to Window and I have a problem with my computer. I told him that I have a security system and my computer is working fine. I asked him to tell me what was wrong with my computer and his response was, "You know everything so you should know what's wrong We started shouting at one another and I hung up.
brbfrn said: This number called today September 2,2014 in the morning they were asking for me and I blocked them from calling
hope they get caught asap freaking scammers find something else to do and quit scamming people bunch of assholes
trying to take money from everyone in your path.
ankie said: Indian guy called and said I had microsoft problems with my computer. But before hanging up, I told him what to do to himself. MF camel jocks!!! Also, my phone numbers are now on the National Do Not Call Registery. This # has called my land line several times in the last week. I've never answered, they've never left a message. This time I was asleep, 9:45 am, so I was especially irate when awakened by this completely and totally unnecessary call!!! Report these types of call to your phone company, the FTC and tell everyone to do the same!!!
dt said: DO NOT TRUST!!!
Indian guy, couldn't understand him very well.
Me: "May I ask who's calling."
Him: "....Who's calling... not.. funny..."
Me(under the impression that we were both answering the phone): "Hey! You called me!"
Etc. for about 5 minutes.
Still don't know his name, it rhymes with Funny.
He told me that my computer was slow from people trying to get into it or something. He told me to exit out of anything I had open, and go to the "basic place with all the icons." Once I actually sat down at my computer, he started saying he couldn't hear me very well.
I ended up telling him that I was the child of computer experts, no we don't own Dell, IBM, or any other standard computer, because my dad builds them from scratch, and that he sounded like he had no idea what he was talking about.
He started saying that he would call back.
Me: "NO! Don't call back. Do Not Call Us Back!!!"
Him: "Is there something wrong with me if I call you back?" (exact words, two or three times)
Me: "Yes, there is."
Once I started practically yelling into the phone with him still saying that my voice was very low, my sister heard me and told me to let her deal with him. She chewed him out and told him never to call here again.
She says that he wants to steal our computers (virtually of course) and our information and money, that he called before, and that he wants us to do stuff that would make our computers vulnerable. From his word choice, I can tell that he is used to calling old or otherwise digitally inept people and conning them.
If he claims to know personal information, it may be a lucky guess if it covers things like: the OS you use, the fact that your internet connection is slow, or what internet browser you use. Most people have MS in some form or another, 100% of people have a slow internet connection (or at least what feels slow to them after a year at the same exact speed), and most of his victims probably don't know how to download firefox or chrome, or know why they should, so IE is a lucky guess as well.
dork said: knew about personal information; said computer had critical errors from unauthorized access to our computer; instructed to go through admin event log which showed 2,262 errors since yesterday