• Defender1
    February 24, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Fake Microsoft call centre from India

    1800 865 120: Re-routed numbers to a nasty and sophisticated call centre based in India that pretends to be working as or for Microsoft support team.( Apple computers are an easy target). They are FAKE, FAKE, FAKE. Those scums are installing malwares and viruses from popups or with bundles software as Adobe Flash. More importantly, Adult sites are 98% to be found as their favourite way of passing their viruses. Your internet browser suddenly freeze and your computer is being frozen. Best way is to shut your computer down ( by pressing power button for 20-30 to seconds ...or, Press ESC continuously for 10-15 seconds ...or to make sure, unplug Your computer). Fear and stress will take over with messages saying that your computer has had a virus attack. Restart with a clean browser cache and a run of a antivirus if you have one. Talk to someone (to your local computer guy) if you are not reassured or still in distress.This is a free phone call number, that’s targeting Australian audience. Note that nothing has changed in your computer system but check if some extensions had been added to your browser.If you do a lot of surfing the net, always run Task Manager that can stop any further damage. Do not let those curry scumbags win.
    CALL YOUR BANK, CANCEL YOUR TRANSACTION.
    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8771
    http://www.hawkesburygazette.com.au/story/4587783/after-paying-microsoft-499-jason-realised-hed-been-scammed/?cs=12
  • Anonymous
    February 21, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Computer scam. This number was given as a direct number to Martin Johnson supposedly senior technician at Microsoft after we called the number on the pop up "security alert". When I felt uneasy about allowing anyone to direct me, I said I needed to do something immediately and that I would ring back, thus number was given He wanted to call back in 15 minutes, I declined, said I would call. After checking with Microsoft online, I realised it was a scam so auto rejected the phone number, when as expected, he called back. Got out of Chrome, Facebook by using Task Manager. We need to make sure our security system s are up to date and be very aware!
  • Anonymous
    February 3, 2019
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Daisy Watson (x610)

    Locked my computer and supposedly showed me numerous "stopped" functions because numerous viruses had been found on my computer. Assured me that my computer could be cleaned and this would ensure all other computers on the same network would be OK. Wanted me to pay $149 to clean my computer and then wanted me to enter into a contract for follow-up checks. Declined!
    Checked my Task Manager and found GoToAssist files and multiple Chrome entries. Cleared them all and ran Malware. No worries since.

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