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Old 09-14-2018, 11:53 AM
 
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Got a couple of those scam calls. Oh BTW the IRS has issued an arrest warrant for me (4 times) and if I don’t call a certain number, the cops will haul me off to jail.
You're the one we've been looking for.

Let me check with City Data owners and see if I can get your information. I already have the warrant.

Or you can send me $1,000.00.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:56 AM
 
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No you didn’t. Microsoft calls no one. You got scammed.
Unfortunately I've already handed out the Dumbest Post of the Month award.

Better luck next month.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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So this guy calls me, out of the blue. Claims he's from Microsoft, says I'm getting a $150 refund for something I allegedly purchased some time back. Red flag #1 (I don't remember buying anything from Microsoft, outside of a $1200 laptop!) Goes on to say that I needed to turn on my computer, let him have remote access to "repair" some issues on my computer - Red Flag #2!
So I know an actual Microsoft guy. I mean someone who really works for Microsoft. I'll call him "Brian" (not his real name), so I put this guy on hold, call Brian and try to establish a three -way. I tell Brian what's going on, inform him that I have the guy on the other line. "Let me speak with him," he says.
I open the first line, make sure the caller is still there, "Hi, this is Brian, tech manager with Microsoft, and who may I be speaking with?" CLICK! The line went dead.

Anyone else ever gotten such a call?
My wife got one and she tried t hand phone to me,I said hang up.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I get those calls several times a year. I used to hang up. The last time I played stupid. Ooooh, I don't have a computer. Then the guy goes through all the devices I could have (do you have a laptop? Noooo. Do you have a tablet? Noooo. Do you have a cell phone? Noooo). Then he gets frustrated asking if I have the internet. Nooooo, I say. He hung up on me, lol.
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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I got one once and played along with the guy "Nicholas" for a while. He went into great detail on how they have been looking at my computer on the internet seeing what was wrong with it and wanting to help me solve my MS Windows problem. At that point I said, "But I've got an Apple computer and it doesn't even have Windows on it." To which the guy replied, "No, you are lying to me." Then I said, "So an Indian guy probably named Punjab but calls himself Nicholas tells me I've got Windows problems on an Apple computer and you say I'm lying?" Then I hung up on him.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:25 PM
 
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First few times I got one of those calls, I asked the guy why he was calling because I only used Apple products. The next few times, after he said he was calling from Microsoft labs, or some such nonsense, I replied "No, You're Not" and started laughing. Now, I just tell him to go <commit an anatomically impossible act> and hang up.
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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First few times I got one of those calls, I asked the guy why he was calling because I only used Apple products. The next few times, after he said he was calling from Microsoft labs, or some such nonsense, I replied "No, You're Not" and started laughing. Now, I just tell him to go <commit an anatomically impossible act> and hang up.

If you do it right, they hang up before you can....


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Old 09-16-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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About six months ago, I got a call from my 85 year old father.

He said, "I need the administrator password for my computer."

I asked him why he needed it.

"There's a problem with my computer and I need the password."

OK, how do you know there's a problem with your computer?

"Well," he said, "the tech support guy told me that my computer needed to be fixed."

Uh, what tech support guy?

"The one who called me up and notified me that there was a problem with my computer. He's trying to access it remotely, but he needs the administrator password in order to proceed. He's on hold right now, waiting for the password."

Wait, what? Who is this guy?

"He says he's from Apple tech support and needs to fix my computer".

Dad, you have a Windows PC.

"So?"

Dad, people from Apple don't fix Microsoft products.

"Oh. Oh........."
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:36 PM
 
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I'm so glad I have Apple computers. Don't have to put up with any of that BS.
i have windows machines and i don't put up with any of that BS
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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I get those calls several times a year. I used to hang up. The last time I played stupid. Ooooh, I don't have a computer. Then the guy goes through all the devices I could have (do you have a laptop? Noooo. Do you have a tablet? Noooo. Do you have a cell phone? Noooo). Then he gets frustrated asking if I have the internet. Nooooo, I say. He hung up on me, lol.
HAHA i had one try and scam me one time. i called the 800 number for laughs. we go through the whole speal yada yada yada. so he asks me how i got the virus i simply told him that i was watching porn from the 1890's he hung up
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