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    Default Indian AMMYY support scam

    Just had a friend's laptop here after he stupidly went along with this scam for a while (perhaps, luckily, the phone got cut off before the credit card info was requested). Anyway, Logmein was installed and Team Viewer was used as well, so it was being well setup.

    But, my question is why would they add their own password to the user account? Seems useless to them to have a machine that couldn't be logged in by the owner. Was it just for spite or am I missing something?

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    Default Re: Indian AMMYY support scam

    Seem similar before, they lock the user out after it restarts, then call back saying they still have a problem, then they log back in Via remote, offer to "fix the problem" But before they do --- OH surprise - it will cost you $$$ to fix it.

    Usually what they do is set Team viewer to run automatically when the computer is on, they have their own created password and of course they know the TeamViewer ID, they dont need to get to the desktop first.

    Thats why when ever I get people to install Team Viewer I ALWAYS say get the Quick Support version, it then needs them to give me the password over the phone, because every time it runs it changes . That way I cant log in without them knowing, seen it happen before some people who help Via TV will keep the persons User ID and password if the full version is installed-- No need to guess to hard what they could do if they were nasty.
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    Default Re: Indian AMMYY support scam

    Interesting, WT. My friend seems to have been lucky to have had the phone go down!

    I use Team Viewer for remote access but always the QS version.

    I found it was the Logmein Rescue that was primed for anytime access. File AA_V3.exe was instrumental in doing the bizzo. ProgramData had a folder AMMYY created by the aforementioned prog. Deleting that folder made no difference as it got re-created.

    Cheers.

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