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scam phone call from Microsoft -not

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Jack from Indian call centre informs me my Windows on my computer is running slow and needs fixing 13th Jan - call from "BT Associates" same scam.
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Jack from Indian call centre informs me my Windows on my computer is running slow and needs fixing


13th Jan - call from "BT Associates" same scam.
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Jack of all Trades I guess.Tell him after 5 Minutes you don't have any Computers in the House.
#2
http://www.techeye.net/security/microsoft-scam-comes-to-a-phone-near-you

A short call: I said "but we don't use Windows, we use Linux" He said "Linux? Linux" Then hung up.

Have reported it to trading standards. I first read about this scam on HUKD. There might be someone reading about this for the first time...
#3
it is really sad to think that people actually get away with fleecing people like this. There should be a special place for people who do this kind of thing.
#4
ive had loads of these

most recent was yesterday, depends if im busy or not i just string them along, first time i got one thou i did google it whilst they were on the phone and found out it was a scam when i told the man i knew what he was up to he went absolutey crazy, said some really vile stuff

just tell them you have Linux lol, they just put the phone down after a few 'huh, huh'
banned#5
Yeah string them along for as long as possible. I imagine they have quite a high success rate though.
banned 1 Like #6
Had a cracker a few weeks back. An Indian sounding gentleman called Charles calling from "the head office of the Royal Bank of Scotland"
#7
thanks mod(s)
#8
Might say that i only use windows 3.1.... or dos...

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