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.
Rick said: They claim to be some sort of Windows Company that is receiving error messages from my computer. I ahve received same call from different phone numbers. Usually with some Indian or Pakastani sounding fellow on the other end.
Spoofs Keep Calling Me said: So the person who called me from this # asked me about furthering my education in broken English (obviously from another country spoofing this # as an American #) and I responded by asking if what company he was calling from. He then proceeded to re-ask the question, so I asked my question again. THEN he said, "Answer the Yes or No Question" and repeated the question. LOL! I then asked him from which company did he receive my number and he hung up on me. I also reported it to the FCC. In the last 3 days I received 13 phone calls from spoofs, all because my partner has been applying to a job website. Be careful with Careerbuilder.com and Itsmy career.com. They give your phone number and "inform" you with tricky terminology. If the website says that they forwarded your information to possible employers, that's their way of fooling you into agreeing to have your number sent to scammers.
Hate spam telemarketing said: Like previous post above. I got the same call. Pre recorded message - wanted to lower my credit card interest rate. Offer expiring soon. Press 1 to get more info or 2 to not be called with this offer again. Pure spam. I hit 2 and then regretted it - (I identified to them a valid phone number - hope I don't get on any more junk caller lists.)
Ticked off said: Received numerous calls from this number and it is an automated call from Time Warner Cable. I wrote to them to cease and desist these calls but I still got one today at 12:33 pm. I once again wrote a letter to them to stop as well as I am going to file with the NYS Attorney General's office and other government agencies. Will keep you posted/updated on what happens.
Comes up unavailable on caller id.
Caller: Time Warner Cable but comes up unavailable on caller id
A Mouse said: "Dave Miller" just called here, looking for one of my employees. He refused to give the name of his company, just that he was calling "long distance from Golden Valley, MN," and that he demanded to speak with G before telling HIM where he was calling. Told him I wouldn't transfer his call without that info, he then demanded my name, which I had no problem giving (not to mention it's a very common name) and he then hung up.
Call center noise in the background, rude caller, refusing to ID company - all signs of a shady practice. Also, the number came through "unavailable" but it took me about three seconds to find this and other posts with his number. What a stupid moron. Gurstel Chargo
Pamela said: Received a call from this number claiming to be Windows and that they have noticed hackers on my account. I hung up before they could tell me what they were selling or could get any personal information. Call sounded as if the person came from India.