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.
Jaycee said: Have been getting calls from the same scammer for a couple of days now, each time with a different number, which I now block after each call. The person can hardly speak understandable English. But he says something in my computer's email is infected with some kind of virus. He has portrayed himself as my internet provider and as someone from the help desk. I've told him repeatedly that I have no problems with my computer and that he is a scammer. Have also told him to quit calling my number and take me off his calling list. My significant other had a bit of fun with the guy yesterday. You'd think that after being outed they would move on to the next victim.
dlw said: Just got yet another fake "technical support" cold call from 825-468-9582. Caller ID was "Unavailable" and the caller said his call-back number was 1-888-389-5646. Strong far eastern accent. Said he was "calling from Windows Technical Department" and my computer was reporting viruses to "the central windows server" (sic). THIS IS A PHISHING SCAM! They convince naive people that their computer is seriously infected with viruses and the they "will fix it right away on-line." They ask for your computer's login and password and then proceed to do seriously bad things to your computer! I've reported this to the FBI. They are very aware of this scam. It's particularly pernicious!!