Sounded like he said he was calling from Windows because my computer is sending out error messages.
I asked him how he was going to try to get money out of me and what scam he was running. He hung up.
The phone number (213) 213-1233 appears to originate from somewhere in Los Angeles. A guy with a foreign accent calls me frequently and asks me to turn on my computer. He claims to be concerned that there might be viruses on my computer, which of course is none of his business. I think these people prey on folks who don't know much about computers so they can obtain personal information and engage in identity fraud.. Do not give these people any personal information! Just hang up when they call.
I received a call from this number this motning. Caller id said "borton petrini". I answered and the guy on the phone with a thick accent asked about my free pain cream and needed my insurance information. He got irritated and began yelling at me when i started to ask him questions.
Who owns this phone number?
this number and these calls or a variation of them have been coming in to my land line for over a year???. They usually say they are working for windows and have noticed an error or virus on my computer which their tech department wants to assist me in clearing up. They are men and women who speak very poor english and their grammar is very odd. Most times I just hang pup, occasionally i have played along pretending to do as the request , asking silly questions and leading them on as far s i can??.my usual ending line is " now is this the big screen that i watch honey boo boo on??.LOL. Ya just gotta keep a sense of humor and not give them any info. It's variation on the Nigerian bank scam?they want access to your info.
Keep it close
Got a call from these number At 9:00 pm Hawaii time I always let the calls go to recording if I don't no the number it was a woman and she kept repeating hello please pick up.. I wonder what kind of scam is these.
Our call was also from the same name "borton Petrini", after 9:30pm, spoke poor English & gave the same spiel as given to Don, (& was dumb enuff to repeat his request)... had to LOL tho, cause my husband is an IT guy, & I said here dear, this call is for you!!!!..... The "borton" character sure got an ear full.... ---the caller HUNG UP promptly.....
Charlie Tacoma WA
Exact same caller name here with me.
He hung up after 3-rings; no message.
Just got a 10:00pm call. This was the same time another person who is complaining got a call from this number
talking about his computer problems.
Caller didn't leave a message for me after 3-rings,
Just got a call at 10 pm with same scam about computer problems. I asked him if he knew what time it was and then told him to never call again.
I got a call earlier and told the guy repeatedly to stop calling and finally had to hang up on him. He wanted access to my computer. That wasn't going to happen.
Whoever called from this number called after 9:30PM. I did not answer and they did not leave a message. Calls are not supposed to come in this late from any kind of business.
I received a call from this number with and talked to someone identifying themselves as Jack. He also said he worked for GPC Tech to Identify and fix the problems in my computerfor windows with error messages. HE also gave me the number 347-557-8428 . When I did a reverse check on this nuimber it is for someone in the Bronx, N. Y. 213 number is for Cal. number.347 number is for a private person not a business.
smarter than the average bear
got a call from this number. the name said "Borton Petrini" ? no message left
I got the exact same thing. I refused to proceed without the caller identifying himself and his company, and demanded this information several times. He finally hung up when he realized I wasn't going to be fooled.
Pete in SA Tx
Caller says my computer is sending error message and wants me to give him remote access to clear the issue.
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