I just got the call from 24x7pctech, here in Canada, the funny part is that he said is name was Edward, but obviously he was from India, and he acknowledge and then said is real name was Arun Dickshit.... oh well, tells you a lot about this call and he confess he was calling to hack computers and made good money out of that 25,000$ a month.... sure. Also their website's domain is no longer available since Jan 31st 2012, but he kept saying that's impossible.
What I don't understand is why he was keeping me on the phone so long. I expected he'd hung up but did not? So I did!... could it be my phone number he was hacking in the process... don't know.
Another funny thing he said he lived in Canada but worked in Florida and was sleeping at the office....
At least he had a good sense of humor!
Now This company known as weteccare n pccarensecure both are the same company named 24x7pctech.....company is located at e-190 sector-63 noida, uttar pradesh, india. Owner name is H.S Dhawan (mani,bunny,funny)
Got a phone call from this company says that the internal security of my computer has been expired. And tried to charge some money from me and when i told them that i dont have money they just called me a prostitute. was nt able to remember name of that person. Bt they are scammer
I recieved a phone call regards to my computer. The person told me that there's a virus in my computer my computer was highly infected. And i want to get it fixed but in the begining of this call the person told me that theri company's ami is 24x7 pctech and the toll free number is 8886705066 but when i want my computer got fixed the person transfered the call to his senior technician. And the another guy take me to a website name weteccare and gave me a toll free number 1800-982-1362 and when i asked to that person that this is the same company he denied. But this is the same company. They've tried to scam me. Dont trust to them.
now this company is known as weteccare.....
I have gotten three calls from these people and have never let tham go farther than the phone. First of all, as soon as said their names (with a strong Indian accent), you know something's wrong! James Austin? Albert Smith? Seriously??!! I am in Canada and have no idea who to call and report this scam to!
This company is nothing but thiefs, they copy your computer and try to steal your passwords. They
change system password and try to get your cards or find ways to steal money. The guys who phone
are Amul and John. Please report to police and this company, it is base in India
iam computer illiterate and even i know its a scam we have there phone number why dont we all call them on a regular basis and harass them
Got a call from "poul". said he was from Microsft, same routine to me, said they had received numerous error messages from my computer and that I had malware/viruses, gave me my computer ID number, had me confirm it with them be telling me where to find it from the command prompt, showed me where all the viruses where in the Event viewer, then guided me to a website to download a free remote access program, got to the point of running/saving the file then told him to phone back in an hour which he did. when I started to question him he was fumbling for answers and I could hear someone else was listening in on the conversation....told him how can he expect me to give him access when I have no clue if he is legit, he hung up.
Got a call from PC Tech at 1-888-670-5066. They had me access my windows licence # and they read it to me - very convincing! Said my computer had an unusually high number of temp files and had been sending error messages. I asked why now - after 15 years of using Windows that they would phone me, rather than e-mail!
no you are wrong i receive a call today regarding it my computer was very slow .
he charge me $288 & fixed each & every thing Related to the computer now its working fine.....
i appriciate your work.....
John R St Louis
It sure is a scam, I work for a major ISP and specialize in virus removal. The entire process is questionable. 1st getting a blind call from a company saying you have viruses on your computer-how do they know? 2nd.Identifying themselves as Microsoft or Windows or the ISP -mis-identification 3. using Ammyy..free edition- why use that instead of the remote desktop build into Windows 4. Installing viruses on customers computer, showing them said viruses and charging to remove them- unethical at the least. scammer name Jack....
I question the moral and eithics of the people who work for these slimeballs.
It is a scam, i am guessing you are an employee of these trolls.
Free advice folks..NO COMPANY THAT IS LEGIT IS GOING TO CALL YOU TO HELP YOU REMOVE VIRUSES OFF YOUR COMPUTER..YOU EITHER CALL YOUR ISP , TAKE YOUR COMPUTER TO A PCTECH OR CONTACT YOUR ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE PROVIDER.
Well I certainly think it might have to possibility of a scam..... Judging by the fact that the same person called me, my dad and my sister and had a different name each time.....Also they had me find a number to prove it was my laptop, so I checked another one and oddly enough it was the same number....Don't believe Ron/Edward/James he's lying.
Got a call from 91925 on the caller ID, some lady saying was a microsoft tech and that they recieved crash reports, would not tell me what company they were. Got me to command prompt assoc, verified my computer # or something, got me to go to a website with ammyy admin or something, transfered me to a "senior technician", he did a remote desktop control of my computer, showed me a bunch of error logs on my computer, looked at my mAcafee and showed me it wasnt compatable with windows vista, did a command prompt on his own, ran some kind of scan, said my computer security was expired and my computer was 89.45% infected and if it reached 90% my computer would crash and loose everything. He then transfered me to his "most senior technician" . He took me to website 24x7pctech.com told me to write down number 1-888-670-5066 and buy the correct package corresponding to my operating system. I stopped them here and said thank you for your help if i need any help ill call that number, he said if it got over 90% infected my computer would crash, i said i'd download it and if i had trouble id call them back. Then he hung up on me.
Andrew Petterson called us 3 times as well, very insistent...told me I shouldn't DARE fix my own viruses...then hung up on me when I told him "do you think I'm stupid enough to grant you access to my computer...again!" My fear now is what can happen...anybody have any idea if they can get back on? I'm running my 4th scan using 3 different anti-virus software (too little too late??)
u don't have manner.......bloody
Not that number but 4175214915
Call this number, he needs your services: 4175214925
Jack... is a fool... he can't write normally... and his company is scam
I got a call from Jack and he told me somthing about my computer, then he shown me problem of my computer.
Actually I have got a windows 7 computer which is 8 month old, but it was working very slow.
after getting the call I gave him permisson to fix my computer and to give me an antiviruses.
he remove my all infection and fixed my computer.
Now my computer is working fine and my antivirus which he put on it is also working fine.
I really appriciate his work.
Jack .............. he a genuine guy. and his company is also genuine.
24x7 pc tech company scam........Andrew peterson called me many times and they said i am microsoft person..... & all are scams........
David is a good guy......company good.......& that company provide best Antivirus...
remove all the junks files in my computer... right now i am satisfied ......
Stay away from this company...24x7BCTech.
I received a call from this company, located in Florida. They told me my internet Windows security has expired. I spoke to at least 3 representatives who talk very fast...difficult to understand. I asked why I was not sent an e-mail or letter from Microsoft to explain the problem. Their answer was that Microsoft never e-mail or write anybody. It all sounded very suspicious.
The end result was that they wanted me to down load a program to fix my problem. I Googled 24x7bcTech while they were talking...thank goodness. Your "beware" comments were enough to make me decline.
Has anyone heard of such a thing as"internet Windows security"? I already have a security program.
Location: Vancouver, BC
This lady named Jennifer Joseph called claiming she is from a company that keep track all the windows for Microsoft. She talked a whole bunch of weird stuff at 10:45pm. She told me that my internet is sending them signals that my window has installed applications that are not supposed to be on the computer. She wanted me to get on the computer and match my ip with hers and she will help me to remove these applications with remote assistance. I asked her how did she found out my phone number and if she knows which window I'm using now and that if she has an office in BC. She advised they know my phone number from the Genuine software registration and she skipped answering me on which window I'm using and that she is located in Miami, Florida. I was kinda surprised on her response...I just moved not too long ago...how does she know my new number?!! and does Microsoft have an office like this in Miami, Florida?!!
I told her honestly that I don't trust her and I requested for her full name, phone number, company name, and website address so I can do a research on this company. She is like "if you're happy with what you decide right now then I'll just let you go but your computer really needs a check up".
I admit I'm a computer dummy...but not this dumb!! =.="
I just got a call from a guy claiming to be a tech from"Windows Service Center"....the 5th call I've had in a week. Noisy, voices chattering in the background and his strong (East Indian?) accent made it hard to understand. You could tell he was reading what he was saying. He asked me what I do on my computer, emailing, banking, surfing? I asked where he was and he said Florida. (I'm in Canada) He said my PC's CLS-ID # (computer license security ID#)indicates I have viruses and after I asked him what my ID# was he said do you have a pen and told me a 35 spaces(with numbers, letters and hyphens) ID # I said I didn't have a phone in the room where my computer (laptop) was. He said he could call on my cell and talk me through downloading a program to fix my computer. I said I didn't want longdistance charges. He put his supervisor on, John Wrayen he said he was, who gave me the toll free number 1-888-670-5066 to call back and ask for him. These SCAMMING CROOKS should be shut down!!! You would think that knowing the toll free number would provide information on who is paying for it.
Microsoft has issued warnings in the past but these phone SCAMMERS have expanded to other countries. I hope they all get caught, every one of them!
These guys just rang me in Australia. Similar stories to the ones above. I asked if they could tell me my IP address (couldn't). Then I asked if they knew what Windows operating system I was running (couldn't). So then I asked them for their phone number (18000625088 - too many numbers for Australia). Isn't there anything that can be done about this?
The company name they are calling from is 24X7 pctech.
It looks like they are a legit company that provides remote assistance but they charge for their services so it actually is a telemarketing call, not a call directly from microsoft or your windows provider obviously. Phone Number is 1-888-670-5066.
The virus cleanup they want to clean up remotely through their phone call has a $69 pricetag on their website.
As far as I'm concerned saying they are calling from YOUR windows service provider is fraudulent.
They are trying to SELL a service.
I'm really glad I didn't allow them remote access to my computer. I'm wondering what they do if you let them do their thing and then you tell them you do not want to pay for their services after they have gained remote access to your computer?
Hey 24X7, why don't you state that as the company name you are calling from when asked instead of saying the Tech Depart. of Windows Services?
Just got a call from these guys too. I could barely understand what they were saying because of the very stong accent. They said they recieved reports that my computer had several serious viruses. They wanted me to turn on my computer so they could "fix" it. I told them I was not near my computer and they told me if I was at home to answer the phone then I must be near my computer.
I asked them for their number and who they were. They said Tech Dept. of Windows Services.
I told them I would call them back at some point.
I have a friend that has worked for Microsoft for over twenty years so I'm going to ask him whether this was a legit call or not.
Caller identified himself as being from Microsoft Windows customer support and said they'd seen error and virus reports from my computer. I told him that was really interesting, because I haven't owned a Windows machine for seven years. Four of my current computers use Ubuntu and a fifth is a Mac. I asked him if the "errors and viruses" he was allegedly detecting could have been coming from my roommate's XBOX 360, but then remembered that I have a PC that had Windows 2000 on it last time I booted it up. Before I could finish my story and find out if it had magically powered itself up, grown a crude wireless receiver, and found an unsecured broadcast from inside a cardboard box in my garage, he hung up on me.
Afterwards, out of sheer nostalgia, I got that old unit out of storage and found out it still boots, and had a copy of Kings Quest VI! "ZOUNDS! A TRAP FLOOR!" Thanks, fake Microsoft Tech!
I received a very long call from this number and talked to 3 different people. Boy was I gullible! I had been having trouble with my computer so I thought they were on the level. But they could control my computer. They gave me different names, but I think it was the same person. Had me go through a huge ritual and finally did a scan of my computer and said it was 89% infected. Wanted $69.00 for a one-time fix or $189.00 for a lifetime fix. I didn't do it, but am concerned that they can do whatever they want with my computer.