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Caller ID shows Security Alarms. Robo call - message states that they'll put sign in yard and you get a free security system. This is not the first time I have received this call - but from a different phone number. I did actually get to talk to a live person this time and requested for the 2nd time to be removed from their calling list. I will be filing another complaint with my State Attorney No Call complaint and the National No Call complaint.
This company also using the caller ID as VI04U - never answer a toll free call or a number that is unidentified - such a pain
Dafee Williams called me from 425-406-9010 and left a number 856-896-6588 and a message for me or my lawyer to call her before it unfold on me. i called 856-896-6588 and a man named Kevin Marsh answer the phone and said that i am being sued for a cash advance loan for $2 to $300.00 dollars,last year, he did'nt know the date and i could not understand him
Won't get fooled
I too received a call from 425-406-9010 today.
They called and asked if I had a computer and transferred me to someone who said I have a virus. And I asked "I might have one or I definitely have one?" and they said "not maybe, you do have one." And I said, a guy I talked to a moment ago asked if I even had a computer, and now you're telling me I definitely have a virus?" They told me they have my computer identification number and told me to go to my computer to fix a virus but then asked me to click on the windows menu and asked if I saw the word "Run" (which is only on older versions of windows, I thought they had my ID number???) and I said no, so they asked if I saw computer so I said yes, but each time they spelled out RUN R as in randy, U as in Umbrella, N as in Nancy, and did the same NATO-phonetic spelling for the word "computer" -very odd. And I stopped them mid-way and said "what company are you with again? And they identified themselves as a "Microsoft Senior Technician" or something like that. And so I asked their name and they said "John" and I said how do you spell that? and they said J-O-H-N. Then I said: "and your last name?", and there was a pause ...."White" ... yeah. So with that thick accent their name is "John White?" Riiiiight. So I said I don't feel comfortable proceeding, I'm just going to call microsoft to confirm you work for them.
So then I called Microsoft Customer Support by doing a Google search for "Microsoft Customer Support Number" and chose the first non-pay-per-click search result which was one from microsoft.com. I called the number, waited on hold about 5 minutes and this time spoke to someone who sounded like they were from the good ol' USA and told them about the call I received and told them what I just told you, to which they replied:
"It's a scam. We do know about it and we have been hearing about it lately. They try to walk you though an 'examination process' where they actually install a virus into your computer and then charge you money to uninstall it for you." They also told me that Microsoft never makes outbound telephone calls and that if a consumer has a problem they are to contact Microsoft. I gave Microsoft their phone number and (obviously fake) name. And they directed me to an article via my email address I provided:
I'm glad they were so flawed in their approach. They need to go make an honest living instead of ruining peoples lives. I hope they get what is coming to them.
Got a call from this number at 7.30 this morning (Merseyside time). Not happy - I'd promised myself a lie-in! Usual spiel. I really couldn't be bothered this time so just slammed the phone down, but when I do have time I quite enjoy stringing these criminals along: at least it stops them ringing some other poor soul - who just might believe them - for a few minutes.
Got a call from this number last night and I am in New Zealand! No one on the other end of the call which disconnected after a few seconds.
Answered the phone and got a recorded voice saying "goodbye" and they hung up
Saturday, 3rd Dec.
I have just received a call from this number. I have 'caller display' and, not recognising the number I just answered with 'Hello'..... A foreign voice (either Indian or Pakistani) asked "Am I speaking with Mrs. H...?" I replied two times "Who is calling?" but he just hung up
You can have some great fun with these guys - see exactly how long you can string them along.
(my personal record is 20 minutes - I clean my office while I do so...)
This is my scenario.
Take the call - act innocent & agree..."Yes...my computer has been acting strangely...how kind of you to call!!!" Chat them up a bit while you wander your way off to your computer - it is up three flights of stairs, you explain - but you're heading there. (maybe make coffee on the way) Once in your "office" tell them you've turned your computer on...it takes a long time to boot up & load windows, you tell him...sometimes up to 5 minutes! Could this be part of the problem they've been referencing??? If I'm in a particularly vengeful mood - I'll thank them again for calling. What timing!
If you're good & chatty, you could be up to 10 minutes by now.
Of course, you have to close all those pesky apps that are installed - and, now you're ready.
(a minute or maybe two more)
He/she will now give you a website address to go to. Fine, you say.
Should I call you back? I'm on Dial Up... (you can almost hear the frustration now. No giggling.)
Sometimes they will give you a call back or a call back number, hoping that you've actually taken the time to visit their site...
Most of the time they just get nasty right about now.
(could be cursing - don't understand the language, but I do understand the tone!) :}
Either way, they don't call me anymore!!! (I really need to clean my office too...)
Just got a call from a lady who asked for my boss by her first name, like they were old friends or something. I told her that she was on the other line and if she would like to leave a message. She said No that she would try back later. The name that came up on the ID was VIO4U.
No need to worry. That call is a Fake one. If you got that call again tell them you will go to Police.
Don't allow them to fix your computer. They will ask you money. Tell them goto HXXX
Number calls every day, comes up as Trikon, never says anything
He called me today. His accent was so thick that it was very difficult to understand. I simply said, "I have no idea what you are talking about." and he excused himself and hung up. Can't believe he's been operating this long without someone busting his operation.
yup got call for some guy "next time speak English" call phone Co. they are useless say we cant dp any thing want to bet if i started doing it they would nail me in a week
Got call this morning. This was a live person who asked for one of the men in my office. Surprising. When I asked what this was about, he answered Petra. Don't know what Petra is. Animal shelters? Anyhow it is damn annoying. Don't know why we can't stop these people.
Got a call on 11/26 from a woman who knew my last name and told me my computer had a virus. I told her I was SO GLAD she called and that I KNEW she could help me. Then I told her how FRIGHTENED I was of having a computer virus and that I was so scared I was having a heart attack.ARGGGGG OH, NOOOOOOOO were my last words to her before I hung up. What a pain to get calls like these
Got a call from 425-406-9010 from a heavily accented Indian or Pakistani telling me he was from Microsoft. 406 is the area code fpr the Seattle area where Microsoft is located. He told me I had a problem with Windows 7, ah-- I don't have windows 7 and I told him Microsoft doesn't call people. As a matter of fact I once tried for a month to reach Microsoft by phone and l learned they only communicate be e-mail. This is such an obvious scam it's laughable!
I got a call from this number out of country. Showing up on the call Display was Washington. An automated said one word "Goodbye." I hope so. I am on the American and Canadian DNCL. I have an ex-boyfriend who went from logger to telemarketer and has got my unlisted three times within the last 10 years thanks to going on line and getting unlisted phone no.He has also come in on a unknown no. using the telemarketing system to harass me with automated messages or check to see if I'm home. The calls cannot be traced and the phone company won't do anything unless he is threatning "life and limb" I never pickup for any of them but he still gets U.S. telemarketers to call me. This harassement has been going on for the past 10 years. The name of the telemarketer is Ken Ang...... and he has sent automated messages for the Provincial Tobacco Substance Co.......Pro........ Anyway I don't pickup for any of his unknown no number calls. Vancouver Island
I received the same call today saying that they were from Microsoft and I had Mal ware and virus's on my computer,That they would fix it for me just this 1 time ,yeah right didn't happen cause when I told them I was reporting it as I don't have windows he hung up. They called actually my wife 2 days ago but from different scrambled number.
No Message Left
Interesting that this caller is "Trikon". They called several times earlier last week. Boy, they sure seem intent on talking to me. Unfortunatly, they are going about it the wrong way; I will NOT answer calls from area codes/prefixes from odd places-PERIOD. Goes to answer machine and will continue to go there, with no message left by them. Proabably because they are BOGUS! They call after 8PM, on holiday weekends, does't matter-RUDE!
Hung up when he said who he was. He was yelling at his kids in the background as he was telling me he works for Microsoft Product support.
Just got a call from 425-406-9010, lots of background noise, person just said 'why, why, why' several times but then hung up.
Reading the other posts it sounds like these are the computer scammers. My husband gives them a hard time when they call as they also call his elderly parents who are always worried after one of their calls.
There should be a way to jail these scammers.
This guy with a heavy accent has called numerous times. He has my last name but can't pronounce it. I told him that I would be glad to continue the conversation, if he would tell me what the serial number of my computer is. I then told him off with EVERY vulgarity that I could think of. He also called from 206-397-1113.
On my voicemail November 23rd, 2011
Almost sucked in
This is so you have a good idea of the entire conversation process.
Thanks to my wife I didn't follow through. My computer has been acting a little funny lately, so the call seemed accurate enough (I've been wondering if my internet protection maybe has been letting things slide by lately anyway so the call seemed an answer to my concern). The woman (In a thick indian accent in a supposed call center) gave me well versed script. When my wife was suspicious and said it was a scam I fought it. Then she made me hang up.
Immediately I got a CALL BACK FROM AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT AREA CODE AND NUMBER 253-236-2020. It was this same woman again saying we got disconnected. I was now starting to doubt. I said, I know your intentions, but tell me what it is that you will be doing? (I know well enough not to give access to my computer but if they could guide me through a basic offline process of checking systems without giving them access I was ok with it.) She answered a question I didn't ask by giving me the same script all over again (not a short one). I said, yes, you've said all that, I'm just asking WHAT WILL WE BE DOING EXACTLY? And through this whole conversation she kept prodding me to sit down at my computer and turn it on for her, never actually answering my questions. She even said, "when you registered your computer that gave us in information we needed to help protect your computer." (I thought... I guess that's possible) "your router has been sending us an indication that as you log on and off of the internet you are being infected by viruses. that's why we are calling, to show you how to stop that from happening."
My last deciding factor was when I asked her name. She avoided the question, and asked me if I was the owner of the computer in question. Then again prodded, ok mr Peterson. (What? I don't like strangers calling me and knowing my name) If you'll just sit at your computer and log in... Again I asked her name. With hesitation and stuttering she said "Jennifer" just like "dsanders" got. (My wife is, and I know many many east indian people and never have I met a jennifer. again my thought process was, well maybe they don't give actual names because they are personal, or too hard for us north americans to grasp).
In the end I decided to tell her I'm confident in my abilities to handle problem on my own and that if I had further problems I would call her. I asked her the best way to get ahold of her and she said they don't take incoming calls. hmmm. I said I'd just have to call windows first hand. She became very interested in ending the conversation quickly. I told her I thought this was a scam and that I'm tracing the call, and reporting her and her claims. Just for fun I called both numbers back and both gave me that number-not-functioning-busy-signal.
They call you hoping you don't know enough about all the technological advances, and their abilities. They are well versed, and even if there is question in your mind, they know how to tip the scales.
This guy called me off the 425 number in a middle eastern accent. A week earlier i also got a call from a payphone from a guy with a heavy chinese accent. He said my computer is going to crash and someone is hacking my computer. Has anyone else got a cal from this number and a pay phone claiming the same stuff? Please email me at Chino415xx@mail.com
Received a phone call from 425-406-9010 at 11:30 pm ET on a weeknight with a recorded message - some political message.
I got the same call from the woman and the scary thing is that she had my first name.
I told her that I don't do anything someone ask me to do over the phone and told her that she would have to send me something in the mail with a letterhead and all the information.
I then said I was getting a pen and paper to write down her name.
She then hung up.
I too tried to call this number back and it sounds like someone answers but no ring.
I'm glad I have one more brain cell than these people.
Same as everyone else. A woman who barely spoke English was telling me she was from Microsoft and that there were viruses on my computer, blah, blah, blah. I don't repsond well to people who speak at me and not with me. When she didn't even stop to breathe during her spiel, I just hung up. Sick and tired of being abused in my own home by these faceless, annoying people.