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    Default www.logmein123.com strangeness

    This afternoon I had a phone call from someone apparently from Windows Worldwide Service. He spoke with an Indian accent and said he was phoning to help sort out the problem I have been having with my computer.

    He asked me to look in run: inf and run: eventvwr and told me all the warnings and error messages were very bad viruses. He then took me to run: cmd and gave a command I can't remember which brought up my CLSID. He then told me my CLSID correctly and said I should open internet explorer and go to www.logmein123.com and enter my 6 digit code. I explained I did not have a six digit code so he showed me how to find my windows system code and which six digits to use. I entered these and got invalid code. He then started to explain that in order to get a new code because the old one had expired because my computer was full of viruses I had to agree to a six month or one year contract and which did I want.

    At this point I freaked and said goodbye.

    Does anyone know what this is about?

    I have a vague memory of windows sending an error report a few weeks ago, perhaps I put my phone number in it.

    I should have asked how he got my phone number but I doubt I would have got a useful answer - he was presumably at a call centre in India reading the instructions off a screen rather than a real person who knew what he was talking about.

    I have since checked a few of the terrible warnings and errors and they seem entirely innocent - things like failing to connect to a hard drive which I knew about or failing to connect to a server. So no big deal. I run Zonealarm and AVG and windows update on my XP machine.

    As far as I can tell my machine is fine and the call was an excuse to sell me some sort of service contract.

    Any thoughts or similar experience anyone?

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    Default Re: www.logmein123.com strangeness

    Very definitely a scam (somehow).

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    Default Re: www.logmein123.com strangeness

    Yes, I found this http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...f-e0770464190b

    but how did he have my CLSID and phone number?

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    CLSID - probably everyone has that one which you obligingly called up with his command.

    Ph number - try white pages? Phone book? Customer list bought off other scam merchants?

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    Default Re: www.logmein123.com strangeness

    How many other MORONS are gonna fall for this nonsense

    Some people should not be allowed to own a PC.

    This scam has been going on for ages
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    Default Re: www.logmein123.com strangeness

    Quote Originally Posted by apsattv View Post
    Some people should not be allowed to own a PC.

    This scam has been going on for ages
    Going on for ages, that's fine. But the OP is not acutely aware of the incident - not until he has encountered it personally.

    I think it is more important for us to educate users like fred1 on what makes the whole incident seems like a scam than to criticise him not knowing it in the first place.

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    Default Re: www.logmein123.com strangeness

    Quote Originally Posted by fred1 View Post
    This afternoon I had a phone call from someone apparently from Windows Worldwide Service. He spoke with an Indian accent and said he was phoning to help sort out the problem I have been having with my computer.
    What was the problem you were having?
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    We had a customer come in to the shop who was scammed by this service.
    Payed $150 via their credit card and the guy didn't do anything (Or barely anything).

    Stay away from it.
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    Default Re: www.logmein123.com strangeness

    Quote Originally Posted by Cellux View Post
    We had a customer scammed by this service.
    Payed $150 via their credit card and the guy didn't do anything
    he did do something:
    A) Got $150
    B)Got the credit card details

    a success as far as he was concerned.

    I'd love one to ring me, would be fun until he hung up on me......
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    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    I'd love one to ring me, would be fun until he hung up on me......
    Same, I'd love to drive them crazy
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