Very Peed Off said: I did an update to extend my Norton product on July 18th. However, it did not work, so I contacted Norton through their online chat. The girl helped me extend for another year. Done, thought that was the end of the story.
A couple hours later I get this phone call from this number, 408-217-0519, saying they were from Norton (the answering machine picked it up) telling me I have a virus on my machine and they can fix it. I blew it off.
On the 20th I got 2 calls. One from 408-217-0363, same person, saying the same thing. I got peed off and called them back. I got through immediately which I thought was strange. I told this nit wit I have no virus, which I do not, and told them they call me again I will report them. He kept asking me my name, etc., I kept avoiding answering. As I was on the phone with this person, my voice mail picked up yet ANOTHER call from 888-456-9707. Some person named Jordan said he was from Yourtech support, based in North Carolina, Microsoft Certified Company, and they can fix my machine???????
I called Norton and they said IT IS A SCAM. I will call my local news and report it. I called the number back several times and it says they are on the phone to leave a message. First of all, to get MS to help you is like pulling teeth. I do not recall in the 15 years I used MS that ANYBODY calls you out of the blue. AND I NEVER reported I had any virus. The computer is tuned off. What concerns me is how they got my information, at least some of it.
Too bad these people cannot do something productive, like find a cure for cancer!
Geneva said: It has started appearing on my AT&T phone whenever I get VOICEMAIL. Do NOT call the number. Hit IGNORE to go back to your regular screen, then access voicemail by dialing "1" and holding it down. It's annoying but you can live with it. It only means you have voicemail waiting.
paul said: I just received a phone call from this phone number today. A woman left me a voicemail saying, "Hi. This message is for Paul ******** (she mispronounced my last name). This is Danielle calling from HRS. You can give me a call back at 800-337-4359. You can reference your file number, which is *******. I'm open Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Pacific Standard Time. Thank you."
At first, I thought this was a call about an employment opportunity, because HRS is also the name of a hotel company, and I have applied for many hotel jobs. Skeptical, I decided to Google the phone number, as well as the name, HRS. HRS are the initials of many different companies, so I got nowhere with that search. However, this phone number doesn't appear to be affiliated with any hotel company, and the only results I get about this phone number are saying that this is a debt collector, which makes more sense.
I am in debt to several different companies, but mainly I am in debt to hospitals for unpaid medical bills which are way too expensive for me to ever afford in this lifetime. "HRS" is also the initials of "Healthcare Reimbursement Specialists", which are debt collectors for medical bills. I called the number back, and it goes to straight to an automated message which says, "Thank you for calling HRS. Your call may be recorded for quality purposes. This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used regarding that purpose. Please stay on the line, and your call will be answered in the order it was received." That's when I hung up. I can't afford any more bills right now.
TIRED OF THESE DUMB CALLS said: FOREIGN ACCENT MAN CALLED MY PHONE THE LAST FOUR DAYS ASKING IF I APPLIED FOR A CAR LOAN IN WHICH I DID NOT AND HE IMMEDIATELY HUNG UP ON ME. I HAVE A SECURITY FREEZE ON MY CREDIT REPORT SO GOOD LUCK DUMB BUNNIES!!!!!!!!!!!!