Called at 8:47 p.m. Left no message. The only thing that came up on caller i.d. was New York.
Got a call from this number. Spoke with Sally Jensen id number 728589. When asked why she was calling from a 000 prefix number, she gave me a toll free number to call to confirm this was legit. 877-290-8355. Company called Main Force Tech. She went through the whole "you've got a virus" speech. When I told her I as a licensed Microsoft Support Specialist (which I'm not), she hung up. Love to scam the scammers.
Got a call. The "Windows Lady" read an incredibly long speech. Since I knew about this scam, when she finished speaking, I kept saying "What" and "Can you please repeat that again?". She was on speaker phone and the husband was laughing so hard I think she heard and she hung up.
Got same call from these schmucks claiming to be Windows Support - or Windows something. When they explained the call, I asked which computer because I have 8 computers running, so please tell me which one & I'll go to it. The bozo was speechless! He stumbled over his words & then asked for the misses. I asked for his stupid-visor to verify or I'll call the authorities to report them. All I heard after that was.....CLICK! I laughed for a few minutes after the call over this mindless idiot's stumbling over his words after I told him I had 8 computers running. LMAO!
Received phone call on 4/28/14 at 12:40 a.m. from 315-000-5678. Did not answer and did not recognize number. Tried to phone back and you cannot get through and are disconnected. Obviously outgoing calls only. Was unsuccessful in attempting to block phone number due to 000 in the phone ID number showing up on caller ID.
got a call from a lady was told that something was not well with my PC> I send them to hell and hung up
Check this website out... http://www.theneighborhoodnerd.net/fake-secur ... f-00c04fd7d062/
Got a call from this number. Man claimed to be a representative of Microsoft and says my pc has sent out error message and is infected with virus and malware. At first I was defensive telling him I have the latest anit and malware programs and that how would he know if my pc was infected? He than claimed again to be working for Microsoft Windows. DON'T BELIEVE IT! IT'S A SCAM. So I played along to see what he wanted. He made me type CMD (Command) in the run box. I even said "the command" He didn't even know what I was talking about. Btw I think he was from India or something. I can hear a lot of other "representatives" with the same accent in the background. Anyways, he had me bring up the DOS box and asked me to write my PERSONAL windows security ID ---> 888dca60-fc0a-11cf-8f0f-00c04-fd7d062 <----- then asked me to type ASSOC in DOS box. At the bottom of the list after typing ASSOC I saw the number he asked me to right down. THIS is the way they get fools to trust them. Because how could he possibly know my Windows PERSONAL ID Number, unless he is REAL employee for Microsoft...RIGHT? WRONG!! But I googled that number and apparently it's a universal number on ANY Windows Operating System. Something to do with the file command...or whatever. Anyways, after googling it I just got fed up with the game and told him I NOW you are just a scammer and that you should be ashamed and to get a REAL job. Cussed him out and he hung up. PATHETIC!
Most likely the caller is using an Internet phone service like Vonage/Skype and the caller ID is spoofed. Because I work in IT, I love talking to these people. I follow along for a while until I get tired and reveal my occupation. I'm not sure what the caller is "selling" because they always hang up on me before the scam is revealed.
800notes is not calling you. 800notes is a site to register complaints and can not stop scamming callers.
STOP CALLING ME, IF I WANT YOUR SERVICE I WILL CALL YOU
A women called stating my Microsoft has a virus and wanted to fix it I told her not conferrable giving out info so I had all protection I needed she started to say something else and again told her do not give info over telephone which is cell phone she hung up
I didn't answer this as the media has inundated their news with this scam.They claim to be from Microsoft and want to "fix' your computer.I am so glad for this website that you developed..thank you again
I keep getting calls from this number,the person says he is calling about my computer.I tell him I dont have a computer he says I do.I just hang up.Blocked the number they call back from another # saying the same thing. Is their way to stop this madness.
Company is in Auburn, NY. Their phone number is 877-290-8358. Don't give them any information, they don't have access to your computer.
Got a call from this number and they left a message on my machine saying they were calling about my Windows software
they continue to call everyday and at all times of the day please get them to stop
I got phone call a lady was on line and saying to fix my window problems. She was calling me on behalf of microsoft office.
The only problem is...you were called by scammers. No one can tell you if your computer has viruses on it - your computer is *not* sending out error messages or the like. per Microsoft, they and their partners do NOT call you unless you have called them first.
Cybercriminals don't just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might offer to help solve your computer problems or sell you a software license. Once they have access to your computer, they can do the following:
Trick you into installing malicious software that could capture sensitive data, such as online banking user names and passwords. They might also then charge you to remove this software.
Take control of your computer remotely and adjust settings to leave your computer vulnerable.
Request credit card information so they can bill you for phony services.
Direct you to fraudulent websites and ask you to enter credit card and other personal or financial information there.
Neither Microsoft nor our partners make unsolicited phone calls (also known as cold calls) to charge you for computer security or software fixes.
Telephone tech support scams: What you need to know
Cybercriminals often use publicly available phone directories so they might know your name and other personal information when they call you. They might even guess what operating system you're using.
Once they've gained your trust, they might ask for your user name and password or ask you to go to a website to install software that will let them access your computer to fix it. Once you do this, your computer and your personal information is vulnerable.
Do not trust unsolicited calls. Do not provide any personal information.
Here are some of the organizations that cybercriminals claim to be from:
Windows Service Center
Microsoft Tech Support
Windows Technical Department Support Group
Microsoft Research and Development Team (Microsoft R & D Team)
Report phone scams
Learn about how to report phone fraud in the United States. Outside of the US, contact your local authorities.
How to protect yourself from telephone tech support scams
If someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support calls you:
Do not purchase any software or services.
Ask if there is a fee or subscription associated with the "service." If there is, hang up.
Never give control of your computer to a third party unless you can confirm that it is a legitimate representative of a computer support team with whom you are already a customer.
Take the caller's information down and immediately report it to your local authorities.
Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support.
What to do if you already gave information to a tech support person
If you think that you might have downloaded malware from a phone tech support scam website or allowed a cybercriminal to access your computer, take these steps:
Change your computer's password, change the password on your main email account, and change the password for any financial accounts, especially your bank and credit card.
Scan your computer with the Microsoft Safety Scanner to find out if you have malware installed on your computer.
Install Microsoft Security Essentials. (Microsoft Security Essentials is a free program. If someone calls you to install this product and then charge you for it, this is also a scam.)
Note: In Windows 8, Windows Defender replaces Microsoft Security Essentials. Windows Defender runs in the background and notifies you when you need to take specific action. However, you can use it anytime to scan for malware if your computer isn?t working properly or you clicked a suspicious link online or in an email message.
Learn more about Windows Defender
Will Microsoft ever call me?
There are some cases where Microsoft will work with your Internet service provider and call you to fix a malware-infected computer?such as during the recent cleanup effort begun in our botnet takedown actions. These calls will be made by someone with whom you can verify you already are a customer. You will never receive a legitimate call from Microsoft or our partners to charge you for computer fixes.
For more information about how to recognize a phishing scam, see Avoid scams that use the Microsoft name fraudulently.
If you need help with a virus or other security problem, visit the Microsoft Virus and Security Solution Center.
To help protect against viruses and other malicious software, download Microsoft Security Essentials.
Windows 8 includes antivirus protection that?s turned on by default.
claim there a problem of deep rooted vir on computer.
Got a call from this number but didn't answer it. Caller left no message.