posted on Jun, 3 2014 @ 11:19 AM
My 80 year old grandmother fell prey to the old Indian computer trick back in October of 2013.
One day she tells me that some guy with an Indian accent named "Bob" called and said he could fix her computer, which ironically had just stopped
connecting to the internet a few days earlier. She was so gullible she even gave him her bank # to pay for his service and security software. It was
only supposed to be $50, but a paypal charge for $300 hit her account. Grandma didn't even realize she was swindled out of $300 and she lives as
they say, check to check. She didn't even realize that her 10 year old computer was worth about $2 and she could have bought a brand new computer
with the $300.
I immediately started investigating.
Amazingly, she had his phone number so I called him. It took me about a week and about a dozen phone calls, but Bob actually refunded the money after
I threatened to call the cops. I told the guy, "I'm calling the cops on you". And he told me and grandma, after he called her, to "stop
My grandma was actually taking up for this guy and stopped me from calling the police to report he scam. smh
This scam even had a website for its 'software' that was only for the USA, UK, and I think Australia. Oh how I wish I could remember the name of
the site. The phone numbers were from Texas and New Jersey and they even had offices. I could hear an office environment over the phone.
Anyways, I bet this site makes millions of scamming elderly people. And I bet elderly people are who they target with their "cold calls".
Now I'm going to scratch my head all day trying to remember the website....