Well said. I don't understand all this about Pronerds scam. Let me tell you about my experience. My new system developed the notorious blue screen error within 3 months of purchase. All my business work came to a standstill. I searched for a solution to the problem when I learnt about this remote tech support firm located somewhere in Victoria. At first I was hesitant to take help from these guys sitting thousands of miles away. But after a chat with one of their executives I decided to enlist their services. I have never regretted it. After one session my system became as good as new. Trust me-all this talk about scam is so much poppycock!
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I got one of these too - caller claimed to represent Windows Operating System Support. I went along until asked to go to my computer so she could "help" me re. the error messages.
They called me today, Said pretty much the same thing about being a Microsoft Agent, and my computer was riddled with Viruses. Called from 607-795-4626, but hung up on me, then called from 201-824-0171 I know it was the say guy, because the accent was the same and he used the same name. Rahul. Reported this to the Canadian Scam and Fraud agency up here in Canada. If you are in Canada, and receive any of these calls please report them and the phone numbers, if you can get a call back number even better.
They called me. No message until a computer voice said good-bye. I looked it up and it is coming from Toronto.
Just called me now and told me they were calling about my computer. I said goodbye. What is the point of the don't call list cause we still get just as many calls!
I just had a call from this number and they were windows service centre. I keep asking the guy to identify himself and let me know who he was and he just kept rambling. So, I said how the F do I know who you are and that you represent windows, your likely a hacker ... he swore at me ... transferred me to a manager who was just another indian speaking person. I egged them on for awhile as apparently my computer is sending critical warnings to the internet. asked me to go to www.microwindowsupport.com and to select live support online ... which is an exe file - I didn't do, told him I thought he was a scam and if my computer was in trouble I'd get REAL help.
Received a call from this guy who wanted me to go into my computer, and give him a code..I declined and hung up on the phone. He had told me he was from Los Angeles and he put me through to tech support and he was from Florida when I queried him....I hung up and they called back.
I got a call twice since morning and noone speaks when answered. Readind above comments I get that it is a fruad call. I will be checking this with my service provider.
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RCI is a company that sells time shares. hey have places in Orlando and all over the world so the Disney thing sounds right. not sure why they're harassing us all though - they usually go after people one they're at the resort.
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here's a great anti ploy to get back and hopefully eliminate the perpetual annoying calls. you'll need internet access and cheap computer speakers as well as call display. The Idea- once you recognize the number on your call display as an annoying telemarketer, answer the phone and place it by the speakers. Bring up the following website http://www.pacdv.com/sounds/machine_sound_effects/fax_call.wav, and let em have it. Fax tone them to death over and over till they hang up. And they do, usually fairly quickly and hopefully delete your ph. no. as a fax line. But wait, there's more!! there is an endless supply of free sound effects to toy with them. Imagine the hilarity when you broadcast dogs, chainsaws, screams and vacuum cleaners!! gross body sounds ------- the list is endless. Great family fun and totally free. Just make sure the call display number isn't your grandma.
I also got a call from this number and he said he was Jack Thomas, calling about my computer. I asked him who he worked for and he said Window Interpole. His accent also changed. I told him that, and he said he was calling from the UK. I asked him what would someone be calling me about my computer when I live in Alberta! Then I really could not understand what he was trying to say. I ended it by telling him this was a scam and hung up.
I got a call from this no. and the guy on the other end said that he is a microsoft certified engineer and that my computer is riddled with viruses - he gave his name as Alex Baxter but his accent was very Indian (East Indian). Firstly, I asked him if he was hacking into my computer to know if there are viruses since my computer has the necessary authorized software installed and secondly, if microsoft has authorized him to call me to which he answered that "he is not mental" to just call me.
They asked me if I was in front on my computer as they wanted to discuss problems with my PC; I hung up; called 3 times same day.
I just got a call from 647222099 and they just told me that they were from the Canadian Government and that I was selected for a grant of $25.000.00 dollars. What a joke , eh!
Who are these people. Why the police can not do anything against them?
This offers Government of Canada Loans for home improvments, business etc
Turns out the call is from Malaysia and shows up on call display as New York
They have now switched to a New York number 607 795 4626
Got three calls this morning from that number, I didn't answer and no voice mail left.
Received a call at 3:14 PDT today from this number. They attempted to warn me about computer virus. I solicited information from them as follows both before and after asking to speak to a supervisor or manager. I got information from both the original caller and a supervisor.
They represent a tech support company called Pronerds at the following web address
I was given a callback #1 281 385 8226 which coincides with the Pronerds number on their website.
The initial technician who called as well as the supervisor attempted to tell me that via my Internet server they had found viruses on my machine. I then questioned them about whether it was a specific server or something to do with the DNS server my ISP uses. He didn't seem to know the difference. I then asked him if he was referring to routers as opposed to servers. He tried to tell me they are the same thing. They are not.
He also tried to say that Chrome downloads (which relate not only to Google Chrome browser but function in a few other products) are infected with something called crapt file virus. I asked him to spell it and that is the spelling he gave me. I think he meant corrupt however, and what he meant was corrupt files. He then wanted me to go into my computer to look for this. I did not.
I asked him how he knew this. I asked "So you have gone through my ISP's server's firewall, the firewall on my router and my software firewall and bypassed my intrusion detection software as well to retrieve this information?" He said "No it is based on what typical users do."
I kept him on the phone for over half an hour. At least there wasn't a few other people he could bother during that time. I am reporting this to my ISP and telco (which are the same) as these people made it sound like some kind of emergency. They also mention that they are Microsoft certified technicians, which may be so but the way it is worded it sounds as if Microsoft sent them. They did not.
I asked how he got my name and he was evasive. Something about Microsoft registered users. I think it was more likely out of the online phone listings and they are just taking random shots at cold calling.
If you agree to whatever they want you to do they will take your credit card number and charge a minimum of 24.95 per hour for "fixing the virus" which likely doesn't even exist. I can see naive people buying this.
I got the same call.....lol...I just let the guy babble on and responded to his ridiculous questions with my own sarcastic questions....Made me laugh.....I just happened to be in a good mood that day....usually say no thank you...and immediately hang up the phone. I believe when the call was done he understood that i am NOT an idiot and would be releasing no information to him!
Just got a call from some guy with thick east indian accent indicating my computer was at risk as was sending them error messages and he wanted me to go and turn my PC on. when I asked how he got my name and number he said that as I am the registered user they have my info. I asked what kind of operating system / computer I have, (he should know this if it was legit) when he said windows 7 and a dell computer i told him to pound sand as I have a Mac. Don't fall for anything from this number EVER.
I have gotten this call as well ....and I actually got through to microsoft and the had told me THAT MICROSOFT DOES NOT CONTACT THEIR CUSTOMERS BY PHONE AND THAT IF ANY CONTACT FROM MICROSOFT IS REQUIRED THAT THEY WOULD SEND AN E-MAIL so amyone getting this phone call should call microsoft and report it with any phone numbers.
this number calld me 3-times no one there LIKE WTF
These people have an Indian accent. He said he is calling from Dishnet and wanted me to go and press some buttons on my remote and check some info on the TV. I said why dont you come here and do it yourself. That kind of put him in a loop. I said you are calling from India and why do you show an ID that the call is from Toronto. He said no he is calling from California. I got very irritated and told him he was full of shi*. After 5 minutes a call came again from the same number but by then I had already put the number on my call block list. Scumbags.
they just called me...strong east indian accent...said they were from a telecommunications business...so I hung up, they called back 2 minutes later saying they were from Bell...I hung up again...
I live in Saskatoon.
Received a call from 1-647-722-2099 on May 19, 2011 ? 12:28 pm CST
I have name/number display on my phone.
Did not recognize the number.
Did not answer
I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THIS NUMBER.WHEN I SAID HELLO 3 TIMES ,NO ANSWER. I AM GLAD AMBER AND ALL OF YOU WHO POSTED COMMENTS. I WONT ANSWER THIS # AGAIN. THANKS TO ALL....DATE-JUNE 6,2011. LONG DISTANCE,UNKNOWN CALLER......UNKNO