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!!
anonymous said: This number called. Someone with a thick accent asked for a name I didn't understand but sounded nothing like my name. I told them wrong number that's not me. He asked who he was speaking to and I told him not the name you are asking for, wrong number. Hr got VERY rude with me and repeated slowly "WHO AM I SPEAKING TO". I said wrong number again and he asked why I wouldn't give my name. I said no idea who you are but it's the wrong number, bye and hung up. He called immediately back SEVEN TIMES in a row and left no messages.
Not Stupid said: Just received a call from this number and stated they were from tech help and needed to remote in to my pc. I asked for a name and looked it up and told them we didn't have anyone in the database by that name. HUGE SCAM!!!!!!!
Mike said: A#$hole calling about my computer,OBVIOUS SCAM,,one of these guys wanting to get you to go to a website then take over your
pc and ransom you for money or con you out of credit card info and large fee to fix your computer,lowlife scumbags a#$wipes worthless POS that preys on the gullible and non-technical people out there.Most likely in india,and dummying up caller id.
Hillsboroid said: This is the fifth unsolicited call today to my mobile number, which I don't share with many people. I suspect the "educational service" people who called earlier are cycling through multiple numbers. Every call I've answered is clearly from a call center, with lots of chatter in the background.
Hillsboroid said: This is one of a series of calls from an "unavailable" source trying to engage me in various educational programs. They started when I opened a job search site about a week ago. Today, the first call came in before my alarm went off. I received 3 more calls (from 235-374-6541, 796-374-6541, and 971- 264-3753) within the next 3 hours. When I asked to be put on a no-call list, the callers hung up on me.
Joan said: i played along with this guy with an indian accent who called me just now, says he was in pakistan when making threats and then says he's in san diego. and, though he speaks perfect english, kept lapsing into urdu (i think) sounding like threats. he mentioned sending a bomb and "i will kill the fbi" after i got tired of playing along with him (trying to find out exactly what he would try to have me do). he kept insisting i have to go into "teamviewer.com" so he can "fix" my computer remotely. tried first to say he was from microsoft, then when i told him microsoft doesn't call, he stated he was from an adjunct company that works with microsoft.. i looked up teamviewer on wiki and it says it's for connecting computers; this criminal who called me would then have complete access to everything in my computer, and that was his goal. he somehow got the erroneous info that i was 79, he says, so it's obvious he has a list of what are supposed to be old people, so that he can get them to connect their computer with his. not sure how these people make money from hacking the computers. when he first called, he said i had been hacked and he would help me clear things up by having me go to teamviewer, etc. well, i guess i'll call the fbi now, unless anybody who sees this can direct me to another agency to report this to. (today is july 3, 2014.) not that the fbi can do anything about this.
Gribbly said: These a**holes are trying some kind of scam about your computer having a virus. Its a fake number, fake caller ID, they didn't introduce what company they work for, or how they could associate your computer with your phone number. I yelled at them and hung they called me back repeatedly. I put them on call blocking and they continued to speed dial my number multiple times. So I decided to mow the lawn for an hour. The ringing finally stopped. I wish I could hunt these guys down the next time I go to Mumbai.