I just got one of the above calls. Caller sounded Indian and lot of noise in back ground (busy call center). Said name was Max but sounded like a girl. She said that I had to go to my computer right away because I had an infection! She told me to hit the CTRL key and the R key and that she/he would get me started fixing the problem. I said that I had a good security system and Carbonite. And she/he in a heavy accent kept saying you have infection, we must fix this on your computer, okay, okay? Finally, I said that I would like their phone number and would get back after I check with my system's guru about this issue. They gave (1888)577-4003. I never called back.
Please remove my number from the calling list
I got a call from someone with a heavy Indian accent who said he was calling from a company called "iSecureVAP" because my computer had been sending error messages via the internet. Normally I would dismiss something like this as scam, but I entertained the call for a bit this time, mostly because he kept asking if I was Mrs. [husband's first name], and because my computer had, in fact, just suffered a hard drive crash the day before, so I thought perhaps my husband had put in a call to tech support. But after a few misunderstandings and explanations, I figured out his call had nothing to do with that and was just coincidental timing. I hung up quickly after that.
Got essentially the same call today from Angela.
She was difficult to understand, but when I told her I couldn't get to computer due to having the flu, she first stated she'd give me the instructions so I could do these tests myself later. Then, after some confusion, said she'd have to call me back. At that point, I told her I mom the DO NOT CALL list, and she hung up on me. Regardless of what they say, no reputable company reacts in that way. They apologize and assure the "victim" that they will not be bothered again.
semper fi bro.
Hell, nuke em all and let GOD sort it out!
Received three calls today from a young man with a strong accent from India. Tried to tell me they were alerted about a warning regarding my Windows computer! Funny, but we own a MAC! He continued to say We were in danger of having a hacker compromise our security and put a virus on our computer. Also asked if our computer has been running slower lately. The faster he spoke about why he was calling and never answering my question on how he got this number and what my name is, I realized this had to be a SCAM!!! This guy is very slick, but I know not to give out any information to anyone who calls me out of the blue. When my husband finally spoke to him, as soon as he mentioned Social Engineering....the guy hung up!!!!!
Hopefully he won't call back again. (Said he was calling from Austin, Tx., but caller I.D. said he was calling from Alberta, Canada
Caller with middle eastern accent stated his name was Shawn calling from iSecure Wrap and he believes I am the owner of the computer and that my computer was infected and he needed access to my computer to fix it. Phone numbers I have rec'd calls are 780-409-4786 from Alberta, Canada and 703-490-1102 from VA, USA. Have reported this to the FCC but nothing is happening. I have received 6 calls in the last 2 weeks from this person.
Called 9/24. I am surprised they are still trying this scam being as it has been widely covered in the media.
Got a call from this number I didn't pick up but they didn't leave a message either. Weird just dnt know anyone Alberta that's how it comes up on my caller id.
Call says from Edmonton AB - Been calling my number several times a day for the last few days but like many others, I don't answer calls I don't know and I don't know anyone from Canada. They never leave a message. I did copy this page and sent out an alert to all my friends about this scam as I figure they are probably working thru the 903 area code.
Yesterday, I received a call from this number. Was informed that "Your PC was tracked in the last few days making strange data connections and generating errors." and that "Your computer may be infected!"
I remarked that "since I run UNIX, my computers are not vulnerable to the Windows trojans and viruses, floating around on the internet." The crook hung up on me immediately.
Read the posts above and Google for "780-409-4786". If you let them access your PC, they will install ransom-ware/extortion-ware, and for a "fee", they will "fix it".
Unless you emailed them from your PC or you visited their website, they - barring an incredible stroke of luck - do NOT have your IP address to "track", and even if they did, it would take another bout of luck for them to associate it with your telephone number.
Finally - if you get a suspicious call, ask: "May I record this call?" That should drive them off before they make a pitch.
Keeps calling...Finally answer and they hang up on me. I am getting really tired of these calls.
I had two calls from these idiots today. The first time, he called on my phone line. I got a degree in computer programming, but at this time was between jobs. At first, I thought it might be something about a job. When he started talking, I first told him we are on the 'No Call List'. He then tried the tactic of saying my computer was sending messages. He asked me to turn my computer on. It was already on before he called. I told him that I was tech savvy, and that I know about malware, and that what I was looked up was how his 'company' was linked to the cause of some nasty malware. He said that was untrue and kept up his lie. I finally said I was in the process of reporting him to the FBI and all other intrested parties. He hung up after that. About an hour later, he called the phone line of my parents, whom my family lives with for certain reasons not important to this. I answered, said 'Yes', and he started the speil again. I quickly interrupted him saying, 'Oh this is the company I reported to the FBI earlier.' They hung up again. I don't think they expected to cross paths with me again.
If they are living a life sponsored by dishonest scamming of innocent people do you really think appealing to their conscience is going to have any affect? I sincerely doubt it. You treat scum as anything other than scum you are the one encouraging them to continue. Yeah, that's harsh, welcome to the real world.
Got a call from them today. The wife answered it and soon came looking for me because even knowing nothing about computers thought it sounded like a scam. He told me he worked for a company that "runs softwares I have on my computers." He also told me it was sending "international routing system errors" whatever that's supposed to be. I told him I never heard of his company and his reply was that my "esp (yes, he said esp) installed it with a security suite." By now I know he's a scammer so I asked him if he thought everyone he called was an idiot or just me. Then I swore at him a bit and hung up. Number is from Edmonton Canada as far as I can tell.
I've received several calls from this number which appears to be coming from Edmonton, Alberta. When I try to answer, I receive no response -- just silence and ultimately a hang-up.
Don't be mean to these people, instead be very firm in telling them that what they are doing is hatefull and immoral and that they are lying not only to their marks but also to their own selves in however they are justifying it. Yes they are committed to the arrogant approach having been taught that it will be successful with enough to make money, but no matter how arrogant they are TRYING to make themselves, rest assured that many of these individuals DO have a conscience and THAT is what I appeal to! Many can be made to feel extreme guilt if approached with a firm attitude of wishing to point them toward the truth of what they are doing. Being mean only justifies their actions so please don't do that! IMHO anyway.
This number called a short while ago. My husband and I knew they were scammers right away. I put him on speaker so my husband could hear also, and decided to play with him. He said that my computer had problems and he was going to fix them. He wanted me to type commands, said that he was from isecurevap.com, and wanted me to type teamviewer in my start menu search bar. I questioned him what IP address he was showing, how he knew about my computer, and he said "I will show you, go to your start menu and type CMD, and then enter". I played for about 15 minutes, he was saying that he got my information from my router, he was calling from Austin, TX, (showed up on caller ID as Alberta) had a what sounded to be Indian accent...what poo-poo heads!
Got a call that is a scam from 780-409-4786. Find these scumbag, iliterate dopes and hang them.
I am so sick of these a**-----es calling my house saying this and that to try to scam someone. GET A F____ LIFE AND FIND A REAL JOB AND STOP TRYING TO STEAL FROM REAL HARD WORKING PEOPLE.
been getting several calls from this # gonna report it to local authorities..who the hell are you & what do you want get a life loser
Got my sixth phone call from 780-409-4786. You cannot get ant malwear if you don't download anything or go to their web site. These bottom feeders are ruthless, relentless, and just wrong. Don't do anything with these scammers.
This number has popped up on my CID a few times, but they never leave a message. I'm really hoping to intercept the call one day just so I can play with them. We should have a competition and see who can bait one of them into staying on the line the longest. We'd be doing the world a great service.
Received call. Caller ID Alberta 1-780-409-4786. 2:33 PM
Foreign accent. Says his name is Jason. Has info from my computer since I am a licensed Windows user. He had my name... or at least my last name.
Said I didn't know who he was or why he was calling.
He repeated, he is Jason! He needs access to computer cause you can get virus from sites that you visit online.
I repeated, didn't know who he was and as such I was hanging up.
My wife just got the same phone call. She assumed it was a scam, but was felt weird about the call. Thank you for posting the information about the phone number, I appreciate it.
I got one of these calls on 8/13/13. Kept the caller, a guy with an Indian accent, on the line for at least 5 minutes, played dumb. When he asked what was in a new window he had me pull up, I said it was a warning about a Windows Tech Support Scam and asked if he was doing that. "Oh no, sir" he replied, and I hung up. I wouldn't get them really mad at me, because after all they have your number and who knows what they might do to get back at you.
Called me today and because of who he asked for I knew immediately a scam was starting. Started saying he could help me fix a virus that he knew was on my computer. I said yes, I suppose if I give you $2000 you will be able to fix my computer, right? Yes yes was the excited response with a strong accent. I said as it just so happens, I build computers and my wife works for the gov't, specifically as an FBI agent and you are a pathetic a***ole - P A T H E T I C spelled out. Clunk went the phone. Am not sure why.
I just got a call and they guy said he is from Texas even though he sounds like he has an Indian accent. I spent a little time playing along and then told him off.
Stop calling me
this man called with an indian accent and was blathering on about my computer was transmitting some signal...so I informed him I am on the Do Not Call List and he said he didn't have a list so I told him to get one because I am reporting him. He hung up. Thank you caller ID
John P. You are the man!! I do almost the exact same thing. I'm an Electrician/Computer nerd (MCSE) and when I am laid-off from work, I get very bored. Screwing with these types of scam calls just makes my day. I usually blow it by the 15 minute mark because I can't help but laugh out loud, and they hang up in anger. :-)