anonymous said: The first time they called, June 18, 2015, the only name he gave, in a foreign accent, that he was a computer technician. I hung up immediately. He called two more times, once with only OUT OF AREA on caller ID then with the number that's being reported. He called again on June 20, 2015 before 8:30 PM, Once using my landline and again on my cell, which I never gave them,. I contacted the Federal Trade Commission that night.
anonymous said: This guy keeps calling over and over saying that there are viruses on my computer. He wants my bank account information and when I say no and ask him to stop calling, he calls right back. He has called about 8 times back to back.
Rob said: I picked up the phone the guy i could not understand very well said that my computer downloaded something that was like a virus i said how do you know this there was a pause then he wanted me to press the windows flag on my key board and at the same time press R i did this before and it gives people access to your computer so i hung up on him and he kept on calling back like three or four times in a row i think if someone hung up on me when i was trying to help them out i would say ok they can be stuck with the problem i would not keep calling back time after time thats crazy . sounds like a SCAM to me hope they dont call back... and hope no one else has this happen to them if you do DONT FALL FOR IT!!!!!!!!!
Jakers said: Many calls in one day, for the past two days from this number. Had numerous calls from a different number saying the same thing about needing to fix my computer and they were from some Windows company that specializes in this kind of thing. Yeah, scamming unsuspecting pc users out of their money. Talking with them does no good, and I think that when you do, they call repeatedly because they know you're a live person and they're going to bug you now just to annoy you, knowing that tracking them isn't worth the effort. I'm still waiting for someone to create a program like they did on that James Bond movie so we can "send Spike" and Spike their asses for the authorities to then go capture! Apparently the 245 area code doesn't exist, so ignore anything from it; other legitimate area codes are also used so it's a game of Whack-a- Mole in that case. I'll also be reporting this to the Do Not Call Registry as it's turning into harassment now.
Pat said: I received a call today from this number and it was from a foreign accented guy. He said that my Windows was downloading info from the web and they needed to "fix it". He told me he knew my computer was on right then so he was going to instruct me as to how to fix it. I told him I don't use Windows that I use a Mac. He asked how I got an Apple and I told him I bought it. he said I couldn't have a Mac because I was using Windows and wanted to know how long it has been since I used Windows and I told him 3 years ago. He said well that is why they got the information that my Windows wasn't running right. I said no this is just a scam and don't call me anymore. Idiot! Oh I asked him where he was and he said in Bradley, California.
Julian said: I burned an hour of their time by faking the results they were looking for. No red or yellow in the event viewer. All the support web addresses returned server not found. Win+R => Run command report that whatever they want to find Windows can't find it. Don't have Internet Explorer, or Chrome. Pretend there is no down arrow after downloading in Firefox browser.
Just be helpful but misspell everything but don't tell them what you are doing.
Oribhabor said: Received phone call from East Indian-ish sounding man. He said he was from the "IT department from Technical Support". He introduced himself and said "I believe you are the owner of the computer in your home"... He asked the question. But, I took it like a statement and asked, "Is that right? You believe that?... How can I help you? So, he repeated that he was from the IT department from technical support and that I am downloading ... . I stopped listening and said. "Do you know what you are doing is fraud?" He denied it. I said "What you are doing is illegal"... I wanted to go on. But, he hung up on me.