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    Default Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    After the person told me I had all these viruses etc on my computer and how he could fix them I told him I was a computer tech. He apologised to me and then hung up. His phone number was 023565459.
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    Default Re: Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    Awhhhh you just spoilt his day.

    You do know now he wont be able to feed his family, as he didn't make the income / commission from his helpful call. You mean bugger

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    Default Re: Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    Just got one too. I hang up immediately - didn't feel like entertaining him this time

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    Default Re: Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    nice

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    Default Re: Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    After several months of peace, it seems that they are back again. I had another one yesterday, this time it was an Indian female. I was sorely tempted to make a rather offensive remark, but I simply interrupted and told her to 'drop dead' then hung up.

    She didn't call back.

    I received a scam email for 'Linked In' today too; the usual request to validate something. That is the first I've had for that site since I became a member. Once again, Mailwasher showed the full header complete with their real email address. Is there anything I can do with that address that would cause them problems? I'd love to get scammers chasing scammers until they all disappeared up their own fundamental orifices.

    Perhaps I could sign them up for Nortons, or Act maybe........

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    Default Re: Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    I'm still waiting for the day I get one of these calls.
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    Default Re: Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    We got another one yesterday
    My daughter shouted in his ear and hung up on him.
    Some words that began with F and I

    I wonder if the workers at these "companies" know that they are working for a company that is trying to rip people off ?

    Its funny that many other scams come from Nigeria, yet all the computer virus calls are from India.
    Apparently most of the email scams come from China
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    Default Re: Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    I feel obligated to post because I got a call like that, too, although the caller used a different phone number. He said he's from Microsoft and that he called to inform me that his company detected a virus on my computer and that he'd help me fix it. The catch is, he'd charge me for it. Which means I need to disclose credit card details to an anonymous caller over the phone. I told him I got a mac and I'm not interested.

    But if that caller was a scammer, I'd say he was very convincing. Sounded very professional.

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    Default Re: Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    The caller's phone number was 800-698-9034. And I wasn't surprised when I found it reported at http://www.callercenter.com/800-698-9034.html. Looks like this caller has been making the rounds. I'm wondering why he's not yet thrown to jail.

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    Default Re: Just had one of those computer scam calls.

    The caller's phone number was 800-698-9034. And I wasn't surprised when I found it reported at Callercenter, too. Looks like this caller has been making the rounds. I'm wondering why he's not yet thrown to jail.

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