called and claimed to be from Windows Security. Jim Harper (didn't sound like a Jim Harper). wanted access to the computer. had me open the msconfig menu and said that the reason there were so many "stopped" programs was because of a hacker. All of the computers I have been able to check are that way, apparently that is normal. sent me to TeamViewer.com to download a program so they could have access (I didn't).
Telephone Number:(347) 627-0444.
Yes, this is a scam. I bought into it a year ago when they called, talking rapidly, telling me they worked with Microsoft systems, and also Windows Security, and that my computer had been hacked. They charged me $199. to "fix" everything.
This time, they again lied about being affiliated with Microsoft systems, and scanned my computer and showed me the "disabled" programs in my computer, that were not a problem since I was using the computer at the time. I hung up and they called back assuring me they were legitimate.
After giving me an anglecized name Jim Harper, even though these guys are Arabic or Indian, with heavy accents, babbling at each other in what sounded like a room full of men yammering at the same time, I just had enough of their bullsh*t. I told them I had no money to buy their services AGAIN, and that last year, they conned me and that they did absolutely nothing for me during the year since I am able to fix my own computer problems with various software security programs I had purchased.
This time they said it would cost me a "nominal fee" of $250. to "protect me" for the year. They continued to talk super fast, almost screaming at me that my computer was so slow, blah, blah. Then, when I said again and again that I was not interested they switched to another guy who continued to put the pressure on me. I said NO. Then they tried the ploy that my Windows 7 software was not registered and that I needed to buy a new registration number from them. I clicked on the window where the screen shows the Windows 7 Registration, accessed the number, which was still valid. They were trying every trick they could to get money out of me. I continued to say "NO". They insisted to know if I used this computer for personal or business purposes. Apparently they are more interested in hacking business computers to gain access to payment portals. Hahahaha! I don't have any payment portals on a personal computer.
They didn't even cut the connection, but were babbling at each other in their native language. I listened for a few minutes just to see what was going on. They were screaming at each other and it was crazy.
Then I hung up, changed my passwords on all my accounts, cleaned my computer with three different software security programs including RegCurePro, System Mechanic and Malware Bytes. Later in the evening, I received no less than 5 calls from their "withheld" phone number. Recognizing the pattern of them apparently accessing my computer from earlier in the day and that I was changing my passwords, on a different computer, they escalated in calling me every fifteen minutes. I rejected the calls automatically on my cell phone.
Right this moment as I am typing this, I get another call from the same people. I rejected it again. DO NOT ALLOW THESE SCAMMERS ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER. THEY WILL HACK IT IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE.
Just received this call too on my home phone which is connected to my pc. this person with a thick indian accent who claimed to be Jack Richardmen..lol ,claimed my pc was being hacked by an outside source and they were not selling me anything but wanted to warn me and block this unknown hacker who was probably trying to get into my banking or email so they asked if I did banking on my pc.. dead give away..lol knowing full well how someone can hack your pc through your phone line.. I told him I would have to call back to verify the company he was calling from.. Little did they expect, I called back from my cell phone, which is separate from my home, and bluntly told them this phone call is being recorded and traced by the FBI..lol... they hung up! I feel sorry if anyone falls for this b.s.......People use your intuition..don't give anyone access to your pc and personal info!!
received a call from 347 627 0444 who said they were from Windows Security; they then said I needed to pay 900 to have them remove their control of my system
carmel brown answered said she was from windows live help someone trying to hack my computer
call came as unknown from nancy and is there to help me
My neighbor received a call this morning from a person named Tom Lee. He told my neighbor that her laptop was hacked and his company could resolve the issue and guarantee for live for $240. As naive as my neighbor, she allowed him to access her laptop. He worked on her laptop for a while and claimed that her laptop was hacked and needed to pay him $240 to disinfect. She refused and hung up the phone. After she rebooted the laptop, windows 7 began to ask her to log in using a password that she had never set, so basically she has been locked out of her own laptop. Never allow anyone, let along someone you have never heard before, to remotely access your computer!
When they called me I led them on for a bit.. Didn't have a windows key on my keyboard that kinda thing. They tried to get me me to download the teamviewer app and install after nearly 40 mins of dicking the guy around. I have an older keyboard there's no windows key. Oh my computer says non-system disk error when I turned it on (I had mercy / got bored after 10 mins and said oh look.. I left my floppy disk in the drive.. silly me). Scam check one complete : If I have to tell the dude I had a floppy in my drive I sure as hell don't want him poking around in my computer innards via remote desktop.
The first dude who called (it only took the old keyboard trick to "elevate" the service) stated that there was a HACKER from OKLAHOMA who wanted to get into my email and computer. He stated he was calling from Microsoft Genuine support and when pressed for a phone number he coughed up the 347-627-0444 number but he was getting pretty irate at this point as I dropped the bomb that I'm a 20 yr computer technician and wanted to know exactly the nature of the threat that they said was happening. As proof I asked for my IP address, one that they'd have to know as it's kind of key to saying hey dude someone is attacking your address. All I know 255.254.63.44 isn't an IP I'm likely to be issued anytime soon. I ended the call by excusing my self for a moment (there was someone at the door 1 sec). It was a shame that when I checked back 15 mins later he'd moved on. I was enjoying our conversation.
They called today and I called their bluff. Same deal, claiming to be Allen Smith from Microsoft Windows regarding a security breach. They called me back when I called their bluff claiming to be Alex Stewart and another time being Tom Spencer. I called the Federal Trade Commision and filed a complaint online.
YES!!!!....AND IT IS VERY MUCH A SCAM...NEVER TRUST ANYTHING LIKE THAT...EVER!!!!!!
These people are scammers. Today i asked them for an address and they hung up. Dont let them acess your computer. Have phone company block numbers. They are at an apartment complex in Brooklun, Ny and police dept cant do anything.
That little math problem sounds about right :-)
Do you HONESTLY think you're tricking anyone? You're not that competent at this.
Or the British equivalent to "the bird": the index and middle fingers thrust upward.
I have seen this phrase from shills on other threads too, and the only thing it makes me think of is what you already mentioned, about the middle finger ;-)
Actually 73 is way too high!
Perhaps if you were to subtract 73 from ... 73 you'd more likely get his actual IQ.
I think 73 refers to his IQ.
With 73, is very easy to make you happy and satisfied every time.
Hey Scammer, the first sign that it's a scam is how you listed the phone number. Clearly you're not from the US as our phone dialing doesn't begin with 0.
FAIL. Buh bye now.
I know my fingers are not the same, my middle one has a special meaning for scammers!
Why do these Indian scammers love to say "all five fingers are not the same"? What the hell does that mean, exactly? Probably makes more sense in Hindi or Sanskrit...
Every fingers of your hand are not the same....I've seen this on other threads, and it was said to be a saying from India.
Mike in MD
SHILL ALERT!! Learn to write proper english you poser. No reputable tech support company will call random people and claim they are receiving "error messages from your Windows computer on their servers". That is pure and utter bull dung. Your fake testimonial is just as much bull dung as the scammers who make the calls.
The boiler rooms are not meeting their quota, so they have to come on here with their stupid posting. Stupid Shills, "there and their" lol. I hope they all rot in hell.
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Let it be anything..But They have'nt Scammed me..i paid them its true but whenever i want help they help me..
They dont know what is the problem but when it can be seen they rectify it for me..
Every fingers of your hand are not the same..
They are genuine..
Now all the employees are posting on here! Shillapalooza!!!!
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You are Correct Sandy..These guys rocks with their support & service..Computer got security and working like new one..
They do magic.my computer is working very fast and i love there support..
Global Guys always be there to help us..
I am 73 and wanted a technician, i registered myself to their company and they make me happy everytime..
Thankzzzzzz Global Guys...
Mike in MD
SHILL ALERT! If they call you claiming you have a problem on your computer and it is sending out error messages it is a SCAM! While there are many reputable tech support companies who can diagnose and fix many problems via remote access NONE of them cold call people and try to scare them into granting remote access. They also do not misrepresent themselves as being from or working on behalf of Microsoft. See this article on Microsoft's website for more details on these scammers:
SHILL ALERT!! There is nothing in Windows that sends out error messages about viruses and malware and no way for anyone who has not actually looked at your computer to tell if it has problems. All these companies which cold call you misrepresenting themselves as being associated with Microsoft or Windows are nothing but scammers trying to extort money from you for "fixing" your computer after they broke it when you permitted remote access and likely installed malware that will provide them with all your logins, passwords, credit card numbers and bank information. See this article on Microsoft's website for more information: