Just want to mention that there are a number of Microtech's throughout the nation. I work for the MicroTech's that is located in Northern Virginia and I can tell you they are a reputable company and have nothing to do with these calls.
Apparently the name "TRIKON" comes up on the call display and they identify thmeselves as Microtech, but again this has nothing to do with us.
The following numbers are also part of the scam
480 984 1603
425 406 9010
253 236 2020
Last year I called a nubemr using a calling card, and I thought the other person wouldn't know who was calling but my nubemr was identifified., so the answer is yES IT WILL appear ur home nubemr even if u use a card.
The caller from Trikon (ID'ed on my caller ID) fits all the other reported scam calls - thick Indian accent, garble about my connection to Windows. Only difference was the number: 206 397 1113
He wouldn't ID himself properly, finally hung up when I told him his call was suspicious, and after i'd twice mentioned being on a no-call list.
forgot to mention that I tried to call the 206 number back and could not connect.
I got two calls from 206-397-1113 and 253-236-2020. I could not understand the first gentleman other than something about my computer. I asked if he was selling something and his response was, "Did I tell you I was selling something?" He wouldn't answer my question. I told him to take me off his list and he said, "What list?" He was rude and beligerant. I immediately got a call back from the second number with noone on the other end.
I received the same call that all of you have mentioned. This "Trikon" fellow called me today at 3:43p.m. and told me that he worked for Microsoft and that I had a virus in my computer. The truth is is that sometimes I do get viruses in my computer, so I was susceptible at first but realized I already had a strong Norton anti-virus system set up - quarantines my viruses most of the time. Plus, it is rare to have any Middle-Eastern or Indian person as friends or even acquaintances from where I live. Within a minute after calling, I detected it as a scam, and hung up. Number came out to be 1-206-397-1113. Just watch yourself in the future, fellas, his call number is not official.
Sorry for the hassle
Just want to mention that Trikon is a valid company that has nothing to do with these calls.
Apparently the name "TRIKON" comes up on the call display but again this has nothing to do with us.
The following numbers are also part of the scam
480 984 1603
425 406 9010
253 236 2020
Same here- thick accent claiming to be calling from Microsoft. Told him I had looked up the number, knew it was a scam and if he called again, I'd report the number.
On October 7,2011 at 4:22 I received a call from TRIKON a forigener said, there is a problem with my computer software and I need to sit down at the computer now. He would leed me through to show me where there were infractions in my software. It was very important to their company to call me instead of reaching me on the computer. He knew my last name. I guess He got the number out of the phone directory. I told him I would not go to my computer. I asked him exactly what was He trying to say. He kept saying their were infractions on my computer. I said, Is someone trying to hack my computer. He hung up. This is the first time for this number to call me. I believe that people are trying to get as much information about us in the USA as they possibly can from other countries. REMEMBER the US is at War. As the saying goes DON'T Talk to strangers!!!!! If you need something from a company You call them.
Had three calls from Trikon on caller ID. Answered to with woman with thick accent saying I had virus or something. I could tell it was a scam. I told her about the no call list and it was illegal to call me. I said it several times but she kept going on with the scam. I finally said we don't own a computer and she hung up. Why isn't law enforcement catching these scums?
this number claims to be a lawyers office and there client is quik cash. They claim you didn't pay back a payday loan and there taking you to court. This scam has been going on for along time. I TOLD THEM I WORK FOR THE FRAUD DEPART FR THE FBI AND THEY HUNG UP.
file complaints with the FTC
here is the link to file a complaint with the FTC
take 3 minutes and file a complain with the FTC, i just got the call and filed a complaint
Two calls tonight, both Caller ID TRIKON, 360-633-9006 and 206-397-1113, both numbers in WA. They want to "fix my windows computers". I asked for the supervisor and got "Ron" who was rude and abusive. When they called back again I told them I wanted to order 1400 computers and could they do that. I was once again transfered to "Ron" and told him I was surprised to hear back from him so soon, and that I've filed complaints with their phone carriers. We'll see if that has any effect. He hung up. Obvious scam.
Recieved 2 calls one from 253-363-9006 and from 206-445-6568 could not understand what they were saying, So I hung up. But one of the calls was about my computer, I told them I did not own a computer and to stop calling. I also recieved one from Credit Services to lower my interest rate. Hung up on them, get that type of call at least once a month.
Got a call from this number, only no one on the line itself. Granted I am impatient, and only wait about 7s for a person to answer after my initial hello. Good to know its a scam.
Got a call from this number today, on a Sunday at that, it was from 206-445-6568, a middle eastern guy saying that my windows operating system had issues wrong with it, he wanted me to sit at my computer while he walked me through the system, I knew it was scam right off the bat so I told him I didnt have window but I had Linux instead, he hung up on me.
Received a call from this # yesterday afternoon/evening.....no voicemaiul message left! Needs to be checked into asap so callers can be stopped, prosecuted or whatever can be done in such cases!!
I am getting one of these every few days so they are at it again.!!
"I got a call to this morning from caller ID: 206-445-6568. It is the same song and dance 'Indian' company as 888-408-6651"
I just called that 888#. I pretended to be an old man and I asked them about TRIKON and the 206#. The man with an Indian accent (and a very bad connection - must be pretty far away) asked me several times, "What is the problem?" and claimed to know nothing about TRIKON.
I ask him if he wants my information - social security, etc., thinking that surely that's what they're after.
He tells me "What would we do with your information, sir? We have no business with you. If you don't trust someone, never give your information to them."
Received a call from TRIKON at 206-445-6568 about an hour ago. My grandfather had picked up the line, and I'd heard him in the other room having difficulty hearing/understanding the caller. When I picked up the other line, a woman was speaking - with perfect English - asking my grandfather for permission to record a phone call.
Apparently, after the beep, he was to answer pre-recorded questions, but was not to press the # key - it's causing their system to freeze, so she would do that for him.
The caller asked him to hold, and then the line went dead. When I'd asked him who it was, he said "The cable company?" I said "no". "The electric company?" "No, pop." "The light and power company - they want me to switch the lights over to them..."
I'd asked him if he gave them any information, and he said he did not.
So apparently, these people are Microsoft technicians, a loan company, a gym, and a utility company (among other things).
Avoid the Noid
Many of these people are calling from other countries through the internet with their phone numbers randomly generated or predetermined to try to trick you that they are local. They may scan your computer and get PII that way and call you from an area code or number you may recognize to fool you. They get information in many ways. A common one is dumpster diving. I had to run someone off that was in the garbage for our apartments last year that wasn't getting bottles to recycle or other things that a "normal" desperate person would be digging for. This person was pulling papers. I went out there strapped with a .40 and an Asp and told them to drop everything they had, and not to let me see them doing this again anywhere anytime. If you steal someone's life savings that happens to own a gun and has a good knowledge of computers, you better be or get mobile!
I pick up and then say hello " Scott xxxxx RCMP online fraud department" how can I help you ( RCMP is the Canadian version of FBI) If are stupid enough to stay on the line I say sorry I can't hear in almost a whisper do it 2-3 times and increase my voice each time- on the other end I am assuming they are jacking their phone volume up then I have an AIR HORN i blast in to the phone. then I say do not F&*^K We me, it work for a couple of weeks.
scary thing is where are they getting the phone # from.
I also use that # now when every filling out forms and I do want people call me. they can call those jack***es
I received a call from 206-445-6568 at work and may have received more calls from similar #s in the past, but every time I pick up, they hang up. Probably because I greet them with my Law Office greeting and scared them off. So perhaps others can try the same - just pick up and say, "Law Office of so-and-so, how may I help you?" or "A,B,C Attorneys at Law, how may I direct your call?"
received a call from 206-445-6568 didn't answer their call.
received a call 206-445-6544 East Indian man,he started to say something about my computer,I swore at him and hung up,he called seconds later,I didn't answer,he called again this time he left a very rude message calling me a dirty bi*** and to s**k his c*ck. I'm sick and tired of those JERKS,I won't fall for their scam,I reside in Canada,I don't know who to report these calls to.
Received cll from 206-445-6568 trying to say concern about my pc window application.
very heavy accent and would not clarify what he wanted. so hung up!
Same scammers. I just told them to f off and die.
Received a call from what sounds like the same Indian male. He said he was from Microsoft (actually he said Windows which made it even more suspicious) and was calling because of "error messages." He immediately asked me to turn on my computer and wanted to walk through "fixing it." I told him that I knew he was a scammer (and shame on him for trying to screw people over) and not to call again. I work for a large collection agency and after reading this thread, I think he may have been trying to break into our system... Other consumers state that they went through the computer process and ended up with spyware and viruses on their computers. Be wary if you see this number - it is undoubtedly fraud at the lowest levels!