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Anyone calling you as a "Microsoft" security specialist wanting your credit card number?

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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 04:29 AM
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I also had them call me for some months almost every day, it drove me insane! I never got past the computer has bugs and he needed to fix it. When I told him I was not interested he got angry at me. Kept trying to push and push me to go along with him. Another time I told him that he was a scammer, and he swore at me really bad. I eventually just hung up on them because they do not get the message. They keep calling back anyway. They were not always the same person, I even got a female one time. Whenever they called the number would not show up on the phone. So I did not know where they were calling from.




posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 04:42 AM
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I feel so left out. Nobody calls me.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 04:44 AM
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a reply to: mmirror

It is weird the numbers they call from, usually shows up as 4 digits on my phone, and sometimes even letters. I usually just respond with "can you tell me the specs of my computer?" Sometimes for fun I will play along acting like I'm really concerned and buying it.

Best option for calls like these is to either A. hang up, B. ask them for so many details about themselves they hang up, or C. play along and have some fun with them.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 05:11 AM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

I got called myself by these guys about a year ago

It was so funny I told them I'll call police

And he screamed at me "go aheaadd"



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 06:59 AM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

This happened to my parents several times. Oddly enough their computer has been fried a few times, could be a coincidence but I think not.

To add another twist they had an east Indian company clean their furnace and the same alleged Microsoft tech dude started yelling that they need their furnace cleaned again. Definitely something going on.

I've heard similar stories across the globe so it sounds that these guys are a global operation.

I know it sounds crazy but it's true.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: rickymouse

They are rather stupid in their approach, but they probably have zero dollars spent in obtaining phone numbers and they make cold calls if lacking even free listings. They are not after halfway intelligent people, they are after people such as an old friend of mine. She uses a computer for email and some banking. I know for a fact, first, she has been told repeatedly by me and others that you don't even talk to such calls, and second, she doesn't need any of their services whether related to the computer or with cleaning her septic tank, but she doesn't want to be rude...and before she knows it, she had enlisted herself into a monthly plan for some anti-aging cream or something similar.

So we may laugh and call their approach "stupid" as I did, but we are not really their targets merely chaff in their way.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 08:28 AM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

A word about this from Microsoft



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 08:40 AM
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Next time they call I may get out my i-pad and see if they can walk me through it.



I tried all sorts of things in the past with them before, but I would still get calls every week. Finally I transferred my home line to a cell and always add their numbers to auto reject. It has been a lot more peaceful since.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 09:50 AM
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Tell them you run Linux and to go pound sand.

Actually I got a call like this a while back. I played dumb and kept them on the phone for about 10 - 15 minutes. When a so called "manager" got on the line I told him "First off I run Linux and secondly I've kept you on the phone long enough for the FBI to trace this call". They hung up fast as lightning.
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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 10:38 AM
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originally posted by: vethumanbeing

originally posted by: rickymouse
Grimpachi is right. They try to get you to install teamplayer or other software onto your computer sometimes. They get you to open up the computer. From there they can hack any financial data and probably sell it.

I talked to them at first to try to figure out what they wanted. Never go to a site they recommend. It is a scam. I wish I had an old computer to hook up and I know a person who did hacking, I could get tracking software from him. It would be fun to turn the tides and wipe out their accounts. I'd probably mess up though. Just a pipe dream.

Hack this 1984 Mackintosh! you fiends; or this Brother sewing machine or this Compac or this 386 IBM CLONE (even better the IBM Selectric Typewriter). Hack my Walkman. I was curious as to what plan they had (fix my computer) no; they wanted money to be my computer's heavily accented East Indian security guards I could not interact with (virtual muscle)?

Is the Compaq the luggable? the first "mobile" computer . Weighing in at a slight 55 lbs. And if you have an IBM Selectric Typewriter you are a techie god (if it still works)
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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 11:35 AM
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It's amazing how long this scam has been going on and how many scam rings have been busted by the authorities. It has to be a profitable business since they get up and keep on going once they get knocked down. I spent quite a bit of time on you tube last night watching videos that people recorded of themselves playing with these guys. some are funny as all heck, but also some are worthy to be shared with others for the educational value.

we should do whatever we can to shut these people down! From damaging computers to death threats when they don't get their way, I am sorry but they don't seem to have any moral integrity whatsoever, not even a tiny shred. No I want to find the loudest thing in my house to use the next time they call in hopes that I blow their eardrums.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

I laugh at them. I'll give them a bulls!@$# number, then let them on their merry way, indeed trying to waste their time.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: vethumanbeing

originally posted by: rickymouse
Grimpachi is right. They try to get you to install teamplayer or other software onto your computer sometimes. They get you to open up the computer. From there they can hack any financial data and probably sell it.

I talked to them at first to try to figure out what they wanted. Never go to a site they recommend. It is a scam. I wish I had an old computer to hook up and I know a person who did hacking, I could get tracking software from him. It would be fun to turn the tides and wipe out their accounts. I'd probably mess up though. Just a pipe dream.

Hack this 1984 Mackintosh! you fiends; or this Brother sewing machine or this Compac or this 386 IBM CLONE (even better the IBM Selectric Typewriter). Hack my Walkman. I was curious as to what plan they had (fix my computer) no; they wanted money to be my computer's heavily accented East Indian security guards I could not interact with (virtual muscle)?

Is the Compaq the luggable? the first "mobile" computer . Weighing in at a slight 55 lbs. And if you have an IBM Selectric Typewriter you are a techie god (if it still works)

It was; humidity (black mold) probably killed it (neglect), IBM Selectric; cant get the ink or parts; the replacement for the alphabet, punctuation mini globe rotating ball (so fast could take your misplaced finger off like a ravioli chopper machine).
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posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: occrest
I feel so left out. Nobody calls me.

WAZ your number, I will need verification that you actually do have a credit card in which to bill you.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 06:01 PM
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originally posted by: BlackboxInquiry
a reply to: vethumanbeing

I laugh at them. I'll give them a bulls!@$# number, then let them on their merry way, indeed trying to waste their time.

I looked at the phone number that came up, it was: 786786 classified as "unknown number"; India exists on Mars?



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 06:04 PM
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originally posted by: dawnstar
It's amazing how long this scam has been going on and how many scam rings have been busted by the authorities. It has to be a profitable business since they get up and keep on going once they get knocked down. I spent quite a bit of time on you tube last night watching videos that people recorded of themselves playing with these guys. some are funny as all heck, but also some are worthy to be shared with others for the educational value.

we should do whatever we can to shut these people down! From damaging computers to death threats when they don't get their way, I am sorry but they don't seem to have any moral integrity whatsoever, not even a tiny shred. No I want to find the loudest thing in my house to use the next time they call in hopes that I blow their eardrums.

I did not get a death threat; but saying they were going to shut me down equaled it. Why isn't Microsoft investigating this (PAID EMPLOYEES); they are now in the extortion racket? I have to check these videos out you speak of.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: LostAndFound2
a reply to: vethumanbeing

I got called myself by these guys about a year ago

It was so funny I told them I'll call police

And he screamed at me "go aheaadd"

I was told "I WAS THE SCAMMER" because I knew all along I was not going to give up a Credit Card number.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: Staroth
a reply to: vethumanbeing

A word about this from Microsoft

No; that did not work. After accessing this page (Microsoft wants confessions) I got a white screen I could not get out of. Don't click on Staroth's solution. Microsoft has the money to investigate the East Indians that are ripping US them off. Its not up to us; seriously, a billion dollar company cannot police itself?



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

Many would be amazed with the results of just installing adblock extension to your browser.
It thwarts off most of those browser injections, but certainly not all. Anyway, it is cheap protection that gets most of them.



posted on Jul, 10 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

they called me today, and well I answered... they told me that my computer had been sending them messages for the past three or four weeks, I lied and told them that it was impossible, since well, I had to disconnect my internet months ago because of financial problems... they just kept on insisting that my computer was sending them messages and ignoring me when I asked them just how my computer could be sending them messages without an internet connections. I finally started yelling at them about how much I didn't appreciate them calling me just to scam me.




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