Complaints this year
Yep mytechonline is still at it. They have called me 5 or 6 times over the last year usually around 7pm at night. This time I led them down the garden path for a while while they went through the usual Event Viewer crap then I jumped on my soap box. I asked "Anna" (usually it was "Stella") why she was doing the wrong thing trying to control other people's PCs. She maintained she was doing nothing wrong of course. I then jumped a little higher up on the soap box and brought religion into it ;) she was Christian as it turns out and I gave her a little lecture on right and wrong. I said "Look everyone has got to make a living but there is a right way and a wrong way. Try to do the right thing." Admittedly, job options are probably not that great in Mumbai. She maintained she was doing no harm all the while so I bid her good night. Hopefully they will put a little mark against my number and not ring it again. They'll probably use my call for training purposes... ;)
They are still at it. Thank goodness for google that I can out in their number and work out they are a scam!
A very rude and demanding asian sounding woman named Anna called twice. She didn't like to hear "no thank you" - needed to just hang up on her.
Received a phone call suggesting I check using My Computer then to Computer Management then to Event viewer then to Custom window log and then to List of information. If I had more than 5/6 Errors in red circles with white cross or yellow triange had major problems with my computer. Took no action but see others have had similar problems.
In reply to the person who gave his name as G. Anderson, sounds like he is one of these scamers defending himself.
received a call from (02) 8091 5001 from an Asian sounding lady who insisted that I had been hacked 180 times and she could talk me through fixing it, she obviously thought I was stupid. When I told her not interested she began aggressively screaming at me that I must do as she tells me or my computer will be worthless. I hung up she kept ringing back even after I blew a loud whistle in her ear, she eventually stopped.
hey george, have you ever tried to call microsoft for assistance? they are generally not very helpful, these guys are not authorised or linked to microsoft in any way. they may assist you to help your computer run nicely, but, anyone with a bit of computer knowledge can do that. they try to remotely connect to most customers computers, load virus' and then adv that you need to purchase a product from them to fix it and pay for 2 or 4 years of service. they have no LEGAL obligation to help you as they are not an australian company and do not abide by australian consumer law. the shop you bought your computer from could very easily make it run faster, hell, even doing a google search and paying no money will find you so many tips and programmes to help your computer faster. be very careful, once they gain access to your computer they have INSTANT access to your personal details, ie bank details, you do not actually realise the risk you are taking
These people are scammers of the worst type. They will steal your identity and as much money as they can, using bank details stored on your computer. They will also load malware into your machine and unknown to you operate your computer by remote control to commit further illegal activities. This number is used by asian and indian crooks. "Elizabeth Bell" in the comments above is the alias of one of their operators. For further information just google "Teamviewer scam"
Hope this helps.
If you get scammed, Its your fault,
How the hell do you just give your details to over the phone,
Its people like you that give these scammers a job
I was contacted by Ronnie Jamison who said he was from Windows XP Australia He said that I had received a large number of files from Malaysia that were corrupting my computer and that of the central server! and asked me to turn my computer on. I obtained this phone number and said I would need to ring him back, as I didn't believe I could trust this call.
Warning. This company operates a PC scam in Australia, claiming they are operating on behalf of Microsoft and request a remote connection with you computer to 'fix the issue'
They then try to install malware on your PC and request credit card details to fix the issue.
A forum is currently discussing the scam - http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1149343&p=1
I had the same thing happen to me about an hour ago my husband answered the phone he does not know a thing about computers so he thought there was a real problem she had him opening folders going on about errors etc she was asking him for $180 and to do this and that so a technican could fix the problem I finally got the damn phone off of him by this stage files were opening by themselves and programs opening and closing it even turned off the firewall for a few seconds I wasnt quick enough to stop them getting in. She asked me for my email name and number I said you are supposedly from microsoft you should know all that She assured me she did which is pretty funny considering it is not my computer and everything through the internet is in my daughters name . So I gave her my name and email then the so called technican saun michaels sent me instructions to send my bank details or credit card etc I spent the next 10 to 15 minutes telling her I dont have a credit card and no debit card and no paypal and I had my own security system installed so I didnt need it she just kept argueing with me telling me to borrow someones card I said I cant do that she was totally amased that I dont buy or do any of my financial business on line I dont trust it she got fed upf with me after awhile and handed me to a indian man who just kept telling me i had to get it or my computer was going to go all black and I would not be able to use it again at this stage files and folders and all this other stuff started flying all over the moniter I started accusing them of being a scam then this form popped up from a so called technican telling me to fill in my details i said to the idiot man a page just came up from your technican telling me to fill in my details he said that cant be saun michaels is an experienced hacker and I said excuse me that woman just told me to give my details to him he started yelling something in indian to some one in the back ground stage every program on my desk top was opening I told him he said it is not pay the money then the screen went black and it died at this stage i was full telling him off with this vista program on the computer I can fix it as soon as it turns on I was doing that when he was telling me pay the money we told you it was going to happen and you cant do anything about it now you should have listened then the computer came to life again and i said in a very smart arse voice guess what I fixed it and im not paying you any money and he said i cant convince you to pay so im hanging up now and said yes you do that my computer is working fine now so if a indian voiced woman supposedly from microsoft tell em to get lost and always make sure you have security on all your financiqal stuff and other documents on your computer people they never cease to amaze me
i got a call from (02) 8091 5001 and he said that my computer has problem and he will help to fix the problem. i googled and found that it is scam. i did not follow any of his instructions. Such people are nothing but BEGGARS. do not respect such BEGGARS.
I am located in Australia and my story is detailed below. I think these people are quite dangerous as they seem to be well set up with a number of people working for them. As I have now realized, I was shown files on my computer that were not dangerous, and due to my ignorance and being told my computer was about to crash, I believed them and unwisely parted with my computer security and credit card details. They were very persuasive and took a lot of time over extracting what they got. I had a representative call on me from Telstra the night before and wondered if that was how they got my details.