anonymous said: Received call from a woman with a thich accent advising me that I was going to be receiving a grant for $5000 and that there were 1700 people in the U.S. that qualified for this grant. She advised that I would have to use the grant for paying off bills, going back to school or anything else I wanted as long as it was not illegal. She had my name and address and birthdate. I asked her when I should expect my checkk and she said I should receive it the following week.
anonymous said: Have received this call quite often lately and have not answered phone because I did not know the number, when I did answer they stared talking and I could not understand him because of his accent, sounded like someone from middle east, the last thing he said he said more plainly and it was we are going to block your computer, I said you are going to block my computer? he said oh you did not understand the other things i said but you understood that I was going to block your computer you are a big ass hole you know that, I hung up because it scared me by the way he said it. How do I report someone when you don't even know who they are or where they are. I am 70 yrs old and all of this computer age and everyone knowing everything that you are doing is very scarry to me. God be with us all
anonymous said: I received 3 calls this evening at 7:41 pm and 7:42 pm from 883-912-1765. I didn't recognize the area code so I looked it up in the phone book but could not find it. So I "Googled" it and found out it is a number assigned to a satellite phone. Did anyone else receive a call from this number? Does anyone know who this number belongs to? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Becky said: said he was a rep from Microsoft and needed me to access my hard drive due to an encryption virus that will continue to spread. I then hung up. He continued to call back repeatedly 3 more times. Through an online search I found that the 247 area code is Ascension Island in the South Atlantic.
dlw said: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 3:01 PM PDT I received a phone call from the a person with a strong India-like accent. He said his company, Global Technical Services, was receiving "lots of messages from my computer about errors and so forth." He wanted to show me and asked me to press the "4 flag (Windows) key and the R key" At that point I told him I knew exactly what he was trying to do -- suck me into a scam to let him access my computer, do damage, and charge me for the "service." This is a well known criminal activity and has been going on for a very very long time!
PS: I use a Macintosh computer.