micro soft tec support scam. FAKE MICROSOFT
I clicked on a facebook advert. My screen froze & was replaced by what looked like a microsoft help page with this number featured. It had a repeated audio message saying I must call the number so that I could be 'talked through' a fix. It was quite a scary happening.I called the number & a pre-recorded message said to call back in office hours! At this point I closed my computer, restarted & scanned it. I usually scan every night & only normally have a handful of adware cookies for deletion (if at all). This time there were 38. Fingers crossed no more harm done.
I had that problem and just got a phone call from them and when i said my computer is fine he got aggro and called me a f*cken bitch Have had this scam 3 times now. Just turn off your computer (the normal way; leave the wall switch alone!) and reboot. Good idea to run a scan also. Exactly the same thing happened to me as Marie. Complete closure of all open windows, with a blue alert dialogue and audio saying to call the number for Windows Microsoft Tech Support. A rude Indian man remotely controlled by computer and kept me waiting for half an hour whilst he searched my files/data. When he asked for $US1,000 for spyware, and I said I couldn't afford it, he deleted everything and got angry. I pulled my internet connection out and called Microsoft who alerted me to the scam. hard to kill screen pops up saying I have 5 minutes to call (08) 6244 1200 as hackers have all my credit card details, photos, etc. and my PC will be disabled if I don't comply. Just turn off and reboot fixes it. Definitely a scam - do not be fooled! Definately a scam. They try to keep you talking for as long as possible so they can invade your computer for information. I had to pull the plug out of the computer to shut it down, as they wouldn't allow me to shut it down.................. to post to be mirco soft co, think they are hacker and scamers
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Anonymous on (02) 8310 8186
These idiots called me today and Laughed at them before they even said a word and they hanged up....
I Called Back on 0439 559 680
I called back number 0439 559 680 rang 3 times then goes to busy tone.
RSPCA on (07) 3317 0635
I called back number (07) 3317 0635 reached voice mail for a company called RSPCA
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I called back number (03) 9009 0425 rang once then goes to busy tone.
Anonymous on (02) 8287 0099
constant calling from real insurance, many numbers all starting with 8287, every time I block 1...