CID had it as "ALERT" translated means scam or telemarketing of some kind DNA
Same thing happen to me but I told him he was a scammer and he hung up lol
When the caller speaks to me--I answer in Navajo, which is an indigenous language. haha! No response from the caller. They hang up--always.
got a call from 425.406.9022 that my caller id even labeled as marketing fraud. i answered just for grins. a heavily accented male told me he was from microsoft and that my computer was putting error messages on the internet. he told me to press that key with a flag on it while i pressed the r key. i told him to p****off and hung up on him. within 30 seconds, i got a call from 206.397.1127. it was the same guy and he was angry. "why did you hang up on me?" i told him i wasn't going to give control of my computer to him and to get the heck off of my phone. then i hung up again. hope they leave me alone now.
Wasn't home. They didn't bother to leave a message. And why am I not surprised? Caller ID showed Marketing Fraud. ??? Why yes they are. At least they know who they are. Looks like some entertainment could be had at their expense if I weren't so busy.
I have changeable hard drives in my computer. Set up a fresh load on an otherwise blank drive and stick that drive in when they call. Let 'em look that over. But some of these a***oles are very determined and I don't want them to have my WAN IP address. So as much as I'd like to have some fun with them, I'll just continue to either not answer or just answer then hang up.
This just happened to me as well, telling me my computer is gonna crash and how to fix it I hung up
This is the 3rd time this person has called but only the first time it showed a number. He has an accent and says he is with windows calling about my computer. The first time he wanted me to go on my computer and let him fix it. I said no. The second time I told him I knew it was a scam. Windows would not call. He said he wanted $250.00.He said I owed it to him. This time he said he was with Windows calling about my computer and I hung up before he could say anymore.Looks like something could be done to stop this harassment.
Although I have caller ID, sometimes I just get tired of the calls that keep coming from someone and answer. A lot of times it's charities and I just ask to be taken off their list. Like the others reported, guy had heavy Indian accent, hard to understand, said my computer had something worse than a virus and wanted me to turn on my computer. I demanded to speak to his manager. He started the same spiel. I demanded a phone number to call him back (nm that I already had it) and he hung up on me.
And incidently, the no call list does work to a point. If a company is legit, all you have to do is tell them you're on the no call list and you'll report them for harassment if they call you back. Be careful of website agreements. Some are beginning to add that they are permitted to call you no matter if you're on the NCL and that third parties associated with them are allowed to call you. If you hit 'I agree' without glancing over it, you just screwed yourself.
DM in AZ
10/2/13 10:55a cid = 'marketing fraud' ! looks like someone somewhere is getting on this BS ;-)
Another attempt at trying to hack into an American computer. Do these people in India really think that the average American is that stupid. Fortunately I was home when the call came in. I am an IT Tech and I know that Microsoft does not call people to tell them that their computers are infected. How can we stop these idiots from terrorizing American people?
They tried to say they were Microsoft and that the computer belonging to my mother-in-law was infected and that they wanted her to go to the computer and let them remote in. She got me to get on the phone with them and I told them what I thought. Once I told both the man and the woman that I was an IT Tech they left the call.
je suis du Québec, Canada et je viens de recevoir un appel du 425-406-9022. Il m'a semblé être Indien (Inde) d'après son accent et me dit que mon computer a un problème. Je lui répond en français et il me demande si je parle anglais. Je lui dit Non et que mon computer is okay. Je lui dis dans un anglais approximatif que mon fils monte et vend des ordinateurs et fais du support technique. Il me dit Ah I think your computer is okay. Yes.
Number called me today. When I recalled the number it came back to recording saying this number is a rogue number from a business that is now defunct and person that called you from the number is committing marketing fraud. Interesting
Some of us run a business and don't have the luxury of not answering calls we don't recognize.
These guys called us just now about the windows computer fix. They also called my house when I was home at lunch. Told then off and hung up.
The subject calling is involved in computer crimes.
Subject is involved in many ventures including making harassing phone calls attempting to sell medications,
Business he's hiding behind is:
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Same with me. This is now the 5th time I have received a call like this, either on my mobile phone or home phone. I'm afraid that now I get annoyed and say some rather nasty things to them! Nothin but a scam as usual
Basset and Lab Dog Lover
These same people called my spouse three days ago and listened to them a while then acted dumb to them and hung up. I cot a call from the same number and this is what I told them after listening to them about my computer:
"Oh-ho, this is the same rip-off scam that you tried to pull on my wife a few days ago! Why don't you get an honest job and stop trying to f** others out of their hard-earned money!" . He couldn't even reply; I hung up.
I just blocked one of these scammers that called at 10PM last night. I can't keep up with blocking all the different #'s. Guess I will have to invest in the phone that blocks 250 #'s and see if that helps. Mine only blocks 20. Ugh
How stupid these people are the caller ID actually came up "MARKETING FRAUD"
I told them I work for Microsoft and they are not listed in the company directory. They hung up
To T Mobile:
On 10 September 2013 from 18:02 until 19:18 I received at least 24 criminal, unwanted, threatening, and harassing telephone calls on my T Mobile phone +++++++++ Over the past 6 months I have received roughly 50 similar calls, but never 24 of them in 80 minutes. The other 50 calls have come at all times of the day and night, including repeatedly waking my family in the middle of the night. I now have to keep my phone turned off at night because of these harassing calls. I repeatedly ask these callers to not call me and tell them that I am on the National ?Do not call? list, and did so again on at least 10 of these calls last night. I suspect that they come from spoofed numbers which are giving false numbers to my caller ID. The purpose of these calls is to trick me into giving the personal information by allowing them to access to my computer either for the purpose of them misusing my computer, possibly to steal my financial information to steal from me, or possibly to get access to sensitive information that I may have as a ???????????????????? worker. I suspect that the reason that they kept calling back over and over this time, was that I may have upset them by keeping them on hold for a long time and giving them the initial impression that I was going to give them access to my computer when I had no intention of actually doing so. While they were unsuccessful in harming me or the ????????????? in this attack, they sound like they call person after person until they are successful. They would not continue to do this unless some of the people that they call do fall for their ruse. Stopping them from continuing to do this will prevent significant theft or significant espionage, possibly both.
All of these calls are from males and females with what sounds like Indian accents (last night was always the same male), who tell me that they are calling from Microsoft because there is a problem with my computer and they want to help me fix it. They ask me to go to my computer. I do not know what they will ask next because I never let them get further than that. This time my caller Id said these calls came from 14254069022 (7 calls), 19712179508 (5 calls), 19712179514 (5 calls), 12063971127 (4 calls), 19712179518 (3 calls).
On prior occasions, they have called from 10999100119, 109999100119, 10234567890, 15126104761, 12064560661, 0000000000, 1284678, 284678 and others.
I previously filed a complaint to the Honolulu police (cannot recall complaint number), and did so again on 10 September, with HPD complaint report number ????????????????????
T Mobile needs to work with The Honolulu police and any other agency that can investigate this matter (perhaps FBI, national security agencies, and/or Interpol) to punish these criminals and prevent them from harming and harassing others. While I have no way to determine where the calls are actually originating from, T Mobile have the technology to do so. Calling after being not to call, calling from spoofed numbers which gives me no way to identify them or call them to demand that they stop calling, and attempting to gain access to my computer and personal information under false pretenses, are all illegal acts.
I have now added the new numbers to my call blocking list, but since they keep calling from different numbers (or are spoofing different caller IDs), I expect that these calls will continue.
When I answered, a female with a strong accent was on the other end. In her broken English, i understood her to be from Windows and they have been getting a signal from my computer for several weeks now and we need to fix the problem. I told her my computer was off and would stay that way all day today. She insisted I go turn it on to fix the problem. I told her to call back in 2 hrs I was busy. If she calls back, she will not like the person on the other end.
hi someone called here and said to me f*** you on the phone
got call from this number stating he worked with micosoft to report hacking of my computer heavy indian accent asked for supervisor name and number he hung up
Yes I did get call what I do now got into my computer
The caller ID said "Marketing Fraud" so of course I didn't answer the phone. No message was left.
Funny that the caller ID reads: MARKETING FRAUD
I have been receiving calls from these "rouge" callers everyday for the passed two weeks now. I gave them no information and they successfully hacked my computer. I had to reset my computer to factory settings. The first thing I did when they wanted money from me was tell them to go f*** themselves and that I have an uncle who works for Microsoft. That was when my courser started going crazy and I unplugged my internet cable then shut down my computer. Right after all of that nonsense, I called my uncle and he said I did everything I needed to do at that moment.
Got a call from this number at 6:45 am! Yes that is am, who calls that early in the morning? I don't answer the phone before 7 unless it is family. The best we ever did was get call display.
got the call, went to some website, they wanted my computer id, and ip address, when I said no, they started yelling at me, I hung up on them, they called back from another number, and started calling me a##hole and other dirty names, and I hung up them again.
Do NOT give out any info!!!!!! I could hardly understand a word she said and I asked her why is was so noisy and she said all of the other Microsoft employees were "busy helping their customers." Ha ha ha ha...right. Total scam.
I got this call as I was trying to get to work. "Marketing Fraud" on caller ID. Heavy accent, he knew my last name. I told him "Take your fraud someplace else" and hung up - they did not call back.