You always here about all the internet & telephone scams. You think to yourself, "I'd never fall for that", well don't be so sure. One day I answered the phone & a male with a thick accent tells me he's calling me from "windows" (1st) about the trouble I've been having with my computer. (2nd) he says didn't you send in a report to windows? OK, I was already suspicious, however, for most of the last year I had been having problems. The worst being from about June - Sept. Yes, I did send in error reports, but, I'm wondering how does he know this? I'd better ask more questions before giving any info. Before I can ask, He then says, " You have been having trouble with your computer running slow (who doesn't think that at times) We have found that someone is trying to access your computer. Do you know SOME NAME from S. Africa?" I said NO & he asked if I have been downloading from the internet. I said yes, today I downloaded Microsoft Office 2013 & it's legal. He chuckled. I really went on alert & said I wanted my son to hear this, just a minute. But he just kept talking. I stomped on the floor 3 times & unbeknownst to the guy, My son picked up the extensionj upstairs. The guy keeps talking, telling me he can tell me SOME NUMBERS from my computer, just get on your keyboard & I'll tell you what to do". Don't worry I didn't. Dustin loudly says, "Mom, hang up. It's a scam" The guy syas "no, I'm from windows", I asked him to tell me my name & number. He said "1st initial & last name" & my phone number. My son says, "Mom HANG UP!" I said, "My son is "1st initial & last name", too. I have to do what he says. I'm hanging up." So we did & figured that was that. About an hour later he called again. This time I looked at the caller ID, so I knew it was him again. I answered the phone in a deep harsh voice & said, "This phone is being monitored & this call is being traced" they hung up & haven't called back, YET!!! I mentioned this when I sent out our club newsletter & at the next meeting several people came up to me & thanked me for writing about it as it happened to them, too.
Hello, then hung up.
I got same type call from man with east Indian accent. He was obnoxious and I was unable to understand anything he said. Hung up on him twice and he had nerve to ask why I hung up on him!!! Such a scam. Didn't answer after 2 more tries from him.
Got call did not answer but a man with accent keep saying hello hello ... I know it is a scam.
two calls saying our computer is in trouble and he can help...i hung up on him.
A man with an indian accent called asking for remote access to my computer to run an antivirus program for me because he said I had unseen error messages that indicated a virus. He said his name was David and that he worked for tech support
on Windows 8. When I told him that he was crazy if he thought I was stupid enough to fall for this scam and that I was going to report him he hung up!
I got one of these and they said they were calling about "My Windows" ... I told him I could see through my windows just fine! I gave him the run around for about 5 minutes and then I asked to talk to his supervisor (aka the guy next to him) I asked him what company he works for and where was the address. He couldn't answer it got mad and said something mean about my mother. LOL. I figure the longer I can entertain myself with these morons on the phone the less chance they have of ripping someone else off. Just remember time is money for these scum bags. Speak slowly to them. haha
I got the same call today.What an idiot! I guess he thinks we Americans are as stupid as he is!
They are Indian scammer/extortionists. Being basically phone criminals, they ignore all US laws. They are currently bullet-proof and they know it. Your best bet it s a call blocker.
Good one! I'm going to try that the next time they call. These damn Indian scammers all have the annoying habit of ending each sentence with the words "OK." Going to tell them that I don't know if it's OK or not; you tell me. Or maybe I'll say it isn't OK.
This person gave his spell, and I asked which computer, and that I was trying to work. When I kept telling him that I was working, he asked why I was getting mad and then he said f*** you and hung up.
Indian-accented guy represented himself as calling from the "OzTech Help Line" or something that sounded like that. Claimed that bad stuff was getting downloaded to my computer when I access the WWW. Never could get him past that point. Would not tell me how he got my number. Finally said I had no interest in talking to him and hung up.
I am receiving unwanted calls from (985) 564-0064. I'm on a do not call list.
same scam !!! Indians from India SCAMMERS !!!!!! i laughed in his face and hung up
A person with a thick ethnic accent (Spanish) warning of dangerous things happening with the computer and internet.
He would not identify who he was with... I told him I didn't have a computer.
The number was 985-564-0064.
Got one of these today. Don't I feel 'special'. :~
Just got the same thing. We just hangup and checked the number online and I got here. Thanks for the notes. It helps others.
Receive call from here calling about my computers, told him i had none. He called me a very big liar. Then proceeded to tell me my windows was not working. Told him again no computer so he called me a liar and a cheater right before i hung up on his a**
No msg left
- dude claimed i have PC problem
- I told him that i will report him to FBI i asked him how does he know that my PC has virus?
He said that he knows my name, email, mail address, everything!
I asked him to name my address and all he knows.
Hi hanged up.
I wonder if anybody really reported these people?
Got a call tonight at 8:45, but like most of these calls I didn't answer!
I've never had as much trouble with a telemarketing person as this foreign speaking guy. I told him I dont have a computer....he demanded to speak to my husband. When I told him I'm on federal and state no call list, he requested my ID number. He was a person I would be scared to deal with in person. He was raising his voice at me. After asking him to remove my number and that I was going to file a complaint, he really started yelling and I hung up. I'm not intimidated easily bug this person was horrible. I've already filed a state complaint.
We have received several of these annoying calls. We are on the no call list, but that does not seem to matter to these scam people. If you try to call the number back it will not go through; you get a recording that the call cannot be completed as dialed. These people need to find something better to do with their lives, and leave us alone.
Same number, around 3:15. No one home but left message...
"Hello...... Hello...?..... HELLO?????!!!!". Click, they hung up. Any bets on whether he calls again...?? I bet he does, too..
I just received a call from this company today. The person calling did not ID himself, but said that the call was about my computer. I quickly disconnected.
Received at 1:21p. No message left.
just received a call from a guy, could barely understand, sounded like Of Indian decent voice..calling about computer...said did not need his help and do not call back since I am on the no call list and will report him.
I've gotten calls from this number three times in the past couple weeks, but apparently I'm intimidating because they won't even talk to me! I say hello several times and they never answer. Oh well. I do love yelling at these kinds of callers.
I got one of these calls today. First thing the young man with an Indian accent says, "this is not about your computer, ok?" I said, "great, because I don't have one". Boy did that stop him I his tracks! Left him speechless! All I heard was, "well, umm, umm." Wish I could do that to all unwanted solicitors!
I get at least one call a week from the same person with this bad accent. The reason these people will never be caught is because they are calling from out of the country. They need someone who will go to the country they are calling from and shut them down. Just because it looks like they are call from the US does not make it so. On time warner you can block 30 calls. This one will be blocked 985-564-0064. Hopefully this will make me unavailable.