"Got a call from what sounded to be an Indian man but unlike others I've read on here he insisted we had a virus on our home computer & our computer had sent the virus to "their" server! He never identified who he worked for nor did he give me any company name."
I got exactly this same call today. I told him that if they ever called me again I would pursue him. That was two hours ago and no more calls...
A man called and said that he was calling about my computer and I told him that I did not have a computer he called me a liar! He proceed to start cursing me calling me a f****r but he used it out of context! He had broken english and not from US!
Caller with an Indian accent said he was representing Microsoft and that my computer had been sending them warnings that it was infected with a virus. Since we run Unix, I called him a liar and said I was reporting him (I'm on the Do Not Call list).
They can not speak english very well. Just tell them you don't have a computer
Hang up!! What a scam!!
Keeps calling, at least twice a day. Glad to know now that I need to block it.
Same story as everyone else here. Nothing new to add.
I sleep days and work nights, a Do Not Call Registry that worked would be nice.
Have called my house several times someone with strong Indian accent wants to talk to me about my computer - sure thing let me just give you access to everything - all my personal information. Idiot - SCAM I had this several years ago too, told me they work for Microsoft!
Do not talk to them - maybe post on FB to make others aware and tell any elderly folks in your family not to talk to them if they have a computer. My mom was scammed by the "grandparent" callers and wired thousands of dollars to them.
These guys are persistent and just do not get the message that we are not interested. In fact this guy got obscene and started abusing on the phone, as well as kept a nasty indian language message. My phone company want to report this to Police, since there were too many complains on this number.
Got a call from what sounded to be an Indian man but unlike others I've read on here he insisted we had a virus on our home computer & our computer had sent the virus to "their" server! He never identified who he worked for nor did he give me any company name. Knowing this was definitely a scam I asked what type of computer do we have, for him to tell me we had a Windows OS. I replied, "I'm sorry, you're wrong, we don't have Windows!" to which he told me, "Yes, you do, you don't know what you have." For the record, my MacBook Air was sitting in my lap as we talked! I told him whatever he was calling for to remove our number as we were on the Do Not Call List only for him to interrupt me & tell me, "we'll call you everyday". After repeating I wanted our number removed, same as before he interrupted & nastily & arrogantly kept repeating "we'll call you everyday". For kicks I then asked to speak to his supervisor for him to say, "I am the supervisor!" I then told him if he/they call one more time, the next call they would get from us would be from our lawyer, then I said, "oh yeah, we don't have Windows this is a Mac household." The conversation then ended with him, in a very raised, angry tone telling me again they would call everyday as I hung up on him.
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Tired of SCAM calls
I'm running out of room to block these callers. My phone only holds 20 blocked calls.
Again, what is the purpose of the 'Do Not Call' list????
Tired of SCAM phone calls
I just received the exact same call yesterday evening. The man was VERY insistent that I turn on my computer right then so that he could fix it. When I asked which computer, he asked how many I had. When I told him if there was really a problem with my computer, that he would know which one. He informed me that it's with ALL Windows computers. I told him it sounded like a scam & hung up the phone.
Just got a call from this number twice today. 011 means long distance. Mine had an 8 international code.
Wish the phone company would help with these callers. Govt. says it is not worth their time.. (they must not be getting any of these calls) I get calls from "card services" daily. Different phone number each time.
Mike in MD
Of course it's a scam see : http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx
But you can have some fun with them. Tell them you know you have a virus because you installed it and ask if it has crashed their servers yet. If they say no ask them for their server IP so you can step up the virus attack against them. It can get pretty funny as they scramble to figure out how to get back on their scamming script.
I received a call from this number yesterday. Broken English, said his name was Mick and something about my computer and a virus. I told him I didn't have a computer and he said yes I did and that he knew everything about me and my family. I asked for his number but he gave me a fake number. However my phone listed the number he was calling from so I called the police who told me it was a scam.
It took hello three times before the party that called me replied. I informed them I was on a do not call list and did not care for any solicitation calls. He replied in horrible English that I did not know what he was calling to tell me. Proceeded to call be a black SOB and he hung up. I immediately called the number back and an answerinng device said the number was out of service.
I received one of these calls yesterday telling me my PC computer is ready to crash and he could fix it. Very hard to understand person. I guess they don't know I have a MacBook. What a scam!
I received one of this phone calls tonight. I was unable to understand the person on the other line plus someone else kept breaking into the line. He was persistant on wanting to know about a problem with my computer that he need to help me fix. I hang up and waited a few minutes and went to make a phone call on my phone and he was still there yelling give me your answer my agent is waiting, so I hung up again.
The caller asked my young daughter to speak to her parents. She said they weren't available. He asked if she was home alone and asked her age!!! She has been extremely scared since. A scam is annoying, but it crosses the line when someone is possibly targeting your children.
Called earlier today, and I didn't reach the phone in time. I tried to call back (have an ill family member and part of my family shares that area code), but it said the number was disconnected. Nice trick. They just called again, and I answered before the first ring had ended because my granddaughter is napping, and apparently it was too fast for the auto dialer they are likely using as no one responded, so I hung up.
Glad to know it's a scam so I can ignore them now.
"Marvin" with a thick accent said my computer had a problem and I needed to turn it on. Of course I did not but asked him for a # to call back. He gave me 800-550-1843 "Premium Tech Support".. Obviously all scams as I have no business with either.
call recieved in Reno,NV--- no answer --called back and got steady busy signal.
CID: "Out Of Area". Left no mssg
Received a phone call from this number stating that my PC had been hacked. Person with a foreign accent stated he was from Cyber Wizard. I advised him that my number is on the do not call registry and he stated that he was not trying to sell me anything. The disturbing thing is he provided my street address.
They just called me and side my PC was acting up becuse it was downloading stuff from the internet and wanted me to boot my PC up , it was a Asin women that was hard to understand . I told her that the PC was being ship back to HP to fix.
I just received a call no response from caller either just breathing then they hung up I called back and got a disconnected recording
I have received a couple of calls from 2097534814 ... I have answered but no one responds , could be some type of scam going on . Be Careful
Just received a call from a man at this number, claiming to be from 'CyberWizard' and confirming my name as the authorized Windows operating system user. Claimed that there were problems with my computer/OS and corruption of my Windows drivers. Argued with me when I told him it sounded like a scam and I wouldn't trust a call from a 3rd party, would prefer to hear from Windows/Microsoft directly. Also informed him we are on the do not call list, he kept interrupting me, arguing and insisting 'we are not salesmen.' English NOT the first language for this caller.
Got a call from a lady who could barely speak english that said we had a virus on our windows operating system. My wife had taken the call and thought something was up and as soon as I said something the lady hung up. Sounds like a scam to me !! BEWARE. When I called back the number it said it was no longer in service.
they called me, had to say hello like three times before he answered back, though he could barely speak english. he tried to tell me that my computer had downloaded malware, this is when i knew it was a scam. i asked him what kind of computer i had, he had no idea other than it was windows. well if it was any other kind he wouldn't be calling me. i asked what company he worked for he said "Cyber Wizard" i said i dont have that program nor have i ever heard of it and he when silent. next i asked him what he wanted and he blatantly says my card number. "I'm not an idiot, bye."
Just got a call from this #. Had to say "hello" 4 times before a man who obviously does not speak English tried to tell me he was going to send me free gifts. Boy, did he call the wrong person! After telling him to stop babbling and listen very carefully to me (I know someone was monitoring this call, probably recording it for training purposes) I informed him that I was recording this call and would be supplying the recording as well as the telephone #, date & time to the FBI for fraud investigation.
If they call back I have an air horn that I keep by the phone just for these type of annoying calls. It is amazing how well a blast from the air horn works to cut down on these calls.