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I received a call from a foreign-sounding guy saying he is with Microsoft. He says I have downloaded corrupt files on my computer and they are receiving the signals from these corrupt files.

He further states that he can show me on my computer the corrupt files and the signal they are sending.

I thought this was a scam to try and get remote access to my computer. I told him I thought this was a fraudulent call and hung up on him.

Anyone have any knowledge of this? Was this a legit call or was it a scam?

Thank you, Old Coot
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Oh ffs, YES it's a scam.
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(BIG SIGH). The Cootess was right again.

Thanks for your reply.
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BIG SCAM
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I received a call from a foreign-sounding guy saying he is with Microsoft. He says I have downloaded corrupt files on my computer and they are receiving the signals from these corrupt files.

He further states that he can show me on my computer the corrupt files and the signal they are sending.

I thought this was a scam to try and get remote access to my computer. I told him I thought this was a fraudulent call and hung up on him.

Anyone have any knowledge of this? Was this a legit call or was it a scam?

Thank you, Old Coot
 Quoting: Old Coot


it's a scam friend
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05/24/2012 06:48 PM
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Had the same scam call twice, likewise - many family members. Usually a persistent indian on the other end of the phone.
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Scam as everyone else said. Just wanted to give you props for not falling for it.
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Had the same scam call twice, likewise - many family members. Usually a persistent indian on the other end of the phone.
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I know someone who a riot of a time with one of those scammers one day.

An hour of back and forth manufactured frustration and "inability" to understand or follow directions without being "sidetracked" and the Indian dude hung up!
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05/24/2012 06:59 PM
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Scam. I run Linux and they told me my Microsoft programs were corrupt, I told the guy I had his number traced and his voice recorded and that he was messing with the wrong lady, to expect a sudden knock one unexpected night...then I hung up.
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I'm sat at my IT desk at work right now and I can tell you, 100% fraudulent.


I actually had something similar about 2 months ago, Indian sounding lass telling me I was infected - she went eerily quiet when I told her my job is fixing these problems....
"Oh...sorry! Thank you for your time!" *hang up
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OP - you can't be that fucking stooopid !?
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OP - you can't be that fucking stooopid !?
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OP - you can't be that fucking stooopid !?
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Um, the OP was right, it's a scam. If you think he is stupid for believing it is a scam and that it is indeed microsoft trying to help you are a moron.
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I got the same call 2 nights ago and told it's their problem and hung up!

I think I've had 3 of these calls all up over the past 18 months.
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I was told a story like this recently at my computer doctors. New scam.
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I got the same call 2 nights ago and told it's their problem and hung up!

I think I've had 3 of these calls all up over the past 18 months.
 Quoting: Ozicell


we get these calls, around 6pm every second night lately.

it stopped for a while but they've started up again.

usually I tell them them to get fucked and hang up the phone. 1rof1
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I just got this same call today! Said his name was Joe Smith when he was obviously heavily Indian and their sound quality was so poor I could barely hear him. I hung up on him.

The Caller ID said "Unknown Name 289" -- should have known better than to answer that.
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One of the Bigest Telemarketing Scams of the Century comming from the India. Shame on you Indian from India. The Buddha would be embarassed to know you did such a thing to your fellow creatures. Bad Karma comming for you people and your country that is actively participating in this scam.

I basically hung up on them at one point. They claimed my computer had a virus and that they said they are Microsoft Certified specialist.
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I just got this same call today! Said his name was Joe Smith when he was obviously heavily Indian and their sound quality was so poor I could barely hear him. I hung up on him.

The Caller ID said "Unknown Name 289" -- should have known better than to answer that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16477558


in Aussie, if caller ID says 'Overseas Private', you know it's the punjaby scam artists calling.
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OP - you can't be that fucking stooopid !?
 Quoting: DanG 16117832


Um, the OP was right, it's a scam. If you think he is stupid for believing it is a scam and that it is indeed microsoft trying to help you are a moron.
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fucktards like you shouldn't own computers

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Im a technician by trade. Last summer I fixed a clients computer which had viruses on it. Everything was perfect when I left. I got a half an hour away and he calls back and says that someone from Microsoft (with an indian voice) called him. He told him he had problems with his windows and was trying to sell him a spyware program. (I forgot which one but when I rechearched its website it seemed to be legit).
This guy had my client Right-Click on the my computer Icon, choose manage, then choose system tools, event viewer and them system. There are logs of (Previous) errors or warnings.
This was his proof that the computer had problems.
My client got the guys number, I raced back to his house and called the guy and said "I need the name of your Supervisor and Number he can be reached at. Then this guy said he didn't actually work for Microsoft but was an affiliate. SO I went off on him and hung-up. What a coincidene. As soon as I left this guy had called my client. I explained this to my client and left but Im not sure if he even believed me..lol
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Disconnect from the Internet and give the appearance of following their instructions. Also keep leaving them hanging on to make a cup of tea etc. In fact you don't even need to be in the same room as the computer.
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I just got this same call today! Said his name was Joe Smith when he was obviously heavily Indian and their sound quality was so poor I could barely hear him. I hung up on him.

The Caller ID said "Unknown Name 289" -- should have known better than to answer that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16477558


Guy on phone is from Bangladesh and we are also getting these kind of calls here in India as well.

They are using VOIP service to make these kind of calls.
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I just had my second call from them, so i kept him talking a load of crap to me for nearly an hour then told him i have apple mac he hung up.
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I received a call from a foreign-sounding guy saying he is with Microsoft. He says I have downloaded corrupt files on my computer and they are receiving the signals from these corrupt files.

He further states that he can show me on my computer the corrupt files and the signal they are sending.

I thought this was a scam to try and get remote access to my computer. I told him I thought this was a fraudulent call and hung up on him.

Anyone have any knowledge of this? Was this a legit call or was it a scam?

Thank you, Old Coot
 Quoting: Old Coot


siren2 100% SCAM.siren2


WITHOUT QUESTION.
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I received a call from a foreign-sounding guy
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THAT should be your first and only necessary hint to hang up immediately.




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I hate that they go after older people often who are lonely and like to chat on the phone.
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lol - what a world man...
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I received a call, again from someone who sounded like he was from India, who indicated that I had corrupt microsoft files. The call was from Idaho: 1-208-311-6688. He asked me how old was my computer then told me to push the microsoft key and the R key at the same time and then type www.ammyy.com in the run window. I told him that I would not do that because I didn't trust him. He said, "you'll never be successful in life." I would like to report this but don't know who to notify. Does anyone know who I can contact in the US? This guy was a real ass.
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I received a call, again from someone who sounded like he was from India, who indicated that I had corrupt microsoft files. The call was from Idaho: 1-208-311-6688. He asked me how old was my computer then told me to push the microsoft key and the R key at the same time and then type www.ammyy.com in the run window. I told him that I would not do that because I didn't trust him. He said, "you'll never be successful in life." I would like to report this but don't know who to notify. Does anyone know who I can contact in the US? This guy was a real ass.
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