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    Default Alleged computer problems.

    Twice in the last week I have had two calls from a computer company telling me that they have been receiving lots of errors coming off my computer. If I turn the computer on they will show me what the errors are.

    Both voices are of Indian extract. As I do not use my computer too much on the Internet I've told them to get lost.

    Anyone had similar calls?

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    Default Re: Alleged computer problems.

    Hang up, its probably one of these scammers

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    Default Re: Alleged computer problems.

    My son had one last night actually asked for me by name, and told him of the errors that were showing up at that moment, funny no computers even switched on.

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    Default Re: Alleged computer problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Hang up, its probably one of these scammers
    100% scammers, not just probably

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    Default Re: Alleged computer problems.

    My sis in Oz got caught out by it. She rang me after she let some guy from NY into her system. Told her to take it off the net. Since they're using 2 laptops as well

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    Default Re: Alleged computer problems.

    Had a customer last month, and again another two this week call me asking if they were legit or Not.

    One said they had a MAC --- click

    Thankfully they remembered the advise I gave if they ever got these calls.

    The other one of them this week asked for a NZ number, which she was given, she called them back but thought it strange that she could hear several other people all asking the same sort of rubbish and hung up.

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    Here info about it here

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    Default Re: Alleged computer problems.

    Thanks for that Speedy.

    OK people, lets all get a whistle and when they ring us, blow the whisle loudly. They might get the message.

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    Default Re: Alleged computer problems.

    Nahhhhhhhh make them work for their scam provision . Act dumb

    Just sit there, doing nothing, or carry on doing what you were, saying - real slow,errrrr no don't have that command, don't have that on my PC, cant see that option.

    Pretend to go to the site they ask--- w <pause 5 seconds> w<pause 5 seconds>w<pause 5 seconds>. 5 minutes later -- ( sorry I type slow) no dont see that

    Who will get pissed off first ????

    Funny - just had to instruct a customer to download and run team viewer, saves me a trip into town (so I thought) BUT she knows me and she called me.
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    Default Re: Alleged computer problems.

    Or - try marketing Nigeria scam back to the caller.

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