Furious said: 9:58 am received call from this number. Caller ID showed Name Not Found 1-245-897-6589. Because of constant spam calls, I no longer answer unless I recognize name or number. No message left. 1/2 hr later received a call from Unknown Name 1-949-416-5201again no message. I have no idea if they were related in any way. Is there no way to stop this? It is not easy for me to get to the phone to answer it and doing so to catch legitimate calls is infuriating and dangerous. - caller: Name Not Found
Connie S said: I've had over 50 calls from these people over the last year all with the same line that they're calling from Microsoft, they've detected a problem and need access to my computer in order to resolve the matter. Of course I didn't comply but now I'm getting calls at 6:00am and midnight ànd all hours of the day in between. I'm quite sure 80 percent of the calls are from the same individual. Police say there's nothing they can do to stop the harassment. Does anyone have any suggestions? 7 calls last week.
James said: The caller said he was with Microsoft and wanted me to turn on my computer so that he could show me about "a signal their server was receiving from my Computer". I told him I was involved in something at the moment and could not do so. He said he would call back in 30 minutes but that did not happen.
P said: This is a company that calls claiming to be a certified Microsoft agent. They state your computer has been sending "error" messages and would like to fix the problem. They then ask if the technician can take control of your computer to look for the malware or viruses. Bottom line they want to charge you to "fix" your computer; however what they actually do is install a mirroring program that will enable them to record every keystroke you make, look at all your files, etc. BEWARE!!!!
bud said: We just received a call on our office line from this number. Although the Caller ID said "Name Not Found" we pretty much have to answer such calls as we have members throughout the U.S. who may have phones which do not indicate their name on the Caller ID.
When I answered the phone there was no response from the caller. What I've begun doing when this occurs is just laying the phone down on my desk and continue with my work. At some point they will disconnect.
anonymous said: I just got a call stating my computer is in trouble. I asked how you know my computer is in trouble. He stated my computer is sending signals to them and I need to turn it on and he will fix it for me. I told him no I'm not turning on anything. He starting cursing calling me a "Mother******, Ba**** & son of a ***** and I said your mama and he hung up. Hopefully he won't call back.
Sherman Tank said: In broken English this person told me that all my computers had been hacked. If I turned them on they would catch fire and burn down the building and I should throw them all away or let him fix them. I asked how he knew this and he said all windows based computers at my address were hacked. I told him we had no windows based computers. He gave me my son's name and told me he had one. I told him my son didn't live here. He then said, " well then, who the hell are you" and I told him I was my son's Mother. He did not believe me. Then he cursed at me again and hung up.