Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    219

    Thumbs down Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    My computer must be the most evil machine ever.
    Four calls over the past six hours from the "Windows Service Department" to advise me that my PC has - from one caller - downloaded programmes which will cause me "lots of trouble" if I don't let them help me correct the problem - and from the other three - my computer is sending "much bad data" onto the internet without my knowledge.
    Interesting phone numbers too - 21111111111 and 2333333333333. The others were "Number withheld".
    Quite an interesting diversion from an otherwise dull day.
    The floggings will continue until morale improves.
    No keyboard detected. Press F1 to continue.

  2. #2
    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    29,012

    Default Re: Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    Yep got 2 today, both private number - answer - Silence, 1st I hung up, second I waited when they started to talk I got the jump, over talked them, said I was calling because their computers were ringing random numbers, errrr Umm Pardon -was the response

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    23

    Default Re: Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    Did u take them on a journey? lead them on?

  4. #4
    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    29,012

    Default Re: Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    Quote Originally Posted by pcnoob83 View Post
    Did u take them on a journey? lead them on?
    Have done in the past, kept them on the phone for roughly 45 minutes. Especially with fake shutdowns, startups ( from windows sounds) But not today, I just laughed after they replied and hung up.

    Caller ID is good, its easy to spot them, one number thats common is 0123456789, Ya think

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    2,556

    Default Re: Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    Ours' was 0002800504646, must be quite a nest of them now.

    Lurking.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Lawrence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    2,116

    Default Re: Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    Tell them you are house sitting and pass them the number of the owner,which coincidentally is your local Police Station

  7. #7
    Senior Member Slankydudl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Wellington
    Posts
    885

    Default Re: Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    They are stepping up their game. I recently got a call from my auntie saying there was a problem with my computer. I never realized she was so computer savvy and spoke in broken English.
    | Intel i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz | Hyper 212 evo CPU cooler | Corsair vengance 12gb 1600Mhz | EVGA 1070 FTW | 60gb SSD + 500gb SSD + 2x WD black 1tb HDD | Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 | Corsair AX850w | Corsair 600t white |

  8. #8
    Bleakly Optomistic
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Otaki, NZ
    Posts
    1,717

    Default Re: Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    Damn it, none of them call me... pity. I'd have one of the more secure PCs in the area, not being connected to the net in seven months.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    2,556

    Default Re: Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    Caller ID showed up as O/Seas call, told wife to just keep chatting, but b u g g e r, it was a person standing in the Christchurch East by election promoting himself, think it was the Green Party.

    Lurking.

  10. #10
    Lifetime Member lakewoodlady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    On a need to know basis....
    Posts
    3,434

    Default Re: Yet more scam / Spam calls !

    Had one the other evening, told him I was too tired after fixing someone elses computer problems and I just couldn't be bothered talking to him and hung up.

    LL

Similar Threads

  1. Just had one of those computer scam calls.
    By Trev in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 26-09-2012, 07:35 PM
  2. Spam / Scam ?
    By Woody in forum PressF1
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-12-2011, 02:39 PM
  3. 3 Scam calls last night.
    By Trev in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-09-2011, 10:58 AM
  4. Scam Phone Calls
    By Newteach in forum PressF1
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 16-05-2011, 09:55 PM
  5. spam,scam?
    By yingxuan in forum PressF1
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-06-2004, 05:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •