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Remember, Microsoft Support NEVER makes unsolicited calls to anyone. The only time that might call you is if their calling you back after you call them first on a support call.
I saw a video where someone got a call like this and was stalling for about 20 minutes until he told the caller that he was using Linux.edit on 21-3-2014 by Junkheap because: (no reason given)
Every time I answer my phone to an Indian accent, it's Mr. Patel, from down the road asking if his wife is here having "cocktails" again. No tech talk whatsoever.edit on 21-3-2014 by yamammasamonkey because: (no reason given)
I just though id share something thats just happened to me today here in the UK. I had an Indian guy ring me , said "are you mr *********?" I said "No" like i always do when i get random phone calls from People i dont know. He then claimed to be from Microsoft and said they had detected a bad virus infection on my computer. I knew something was up because my Windows operating system is not registered to me personally. They asked me to bring up a 'run' box and type in 'Eventvwr' so instead i opened google and typed in 'Eventvwr scam' and found a whole bunch of results describing the call i was having. I then said something unmentionable here on ATS to the guy and hung up.
After a bit more of an investigation i noticed this scam has been around for a couple of years, i think the ultimate aim is to trick you into buying software you do not need and of course when you do that they have your credit card info.
I guess they must be doing the rounds again in the UK, so this is a warning to anyone who has not heard of this scam.
edit on 16-2-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)