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New Phone Scam Targets Computer Users
09-01-2011, 03:44 AM #1
Ghostie Member
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Are we the only ones who ignore telemarketers? Between caller ID, voicemail, and the oh-so-awesome Do Not Call list, it's easier than ever to avoid being hassled about aluminum siding while you're trying to eat your dinner. Apparently, not everybody's gotten the message: Microsoft's reporting that there's a new computer scam making the rounds, only this time you're swindled over the phone rather than via email. Your wallet still gets hit just as hard.

The scammers call computer users out of the blue and claim to be representatives from a major security company, like Microsoft tech support. Rather than screaming "SCAMMER! DO NOT WANT!" into the phone and hanging up, the victims of the scheme then proceed to give the criminals access to their financial information, either by granting the caller remote access, downloading malware programs or flat-out giving the scammers
credit card information.

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09-01-2011, 05:14 AM #2
Tacolover II Member
Posts:377 Threads:59 Joined:Feb 2011
I've been hit pretty hard from people with strong Latin American accents calling my house and informing me I have a large sum of money coming to me from a international transfer and further ask if I will be home in about 1-hour.

Been patient telling them I don't want any money transfer and leave me alone. Of course there is no number on my caller ID. They know my name, they kept calling for a week and finally told them to leave me the Fuck alone then hung up.

Did not call for 2-weeks

Then last week it started again 1-time. I told him "look you know this is a scam, I know this is a scam and now you know I know this is a scam so here is you fucking choices. You can keep calling me and will have to resort to reporting this and allow a wire tap that HAS the capability of tracking down this phone number even though you're not showing up on my caller ID. Then let them deal with you or you can just quit calling me. It's your choice as I have already talked to my bank about it"

They hung up and have not called back since. They start up again and I will call FBI, my girlfriend works for a Federal Law Enforcement and she knows all about it. Has several FBI friends, I've gone out shooting with a couple. AND they do have the capabilities of tracking a phone number that does not show up on caller ID

I hate scammers and thieves.m Oh yea and BP sucks

Pelican Killers....
09-01-2011, 10:01 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,161 Threads:1,571 Joined:Feb 2011
(09-01-2011, 03:44 AM)GhostHunter Wrote:  the victims of the scheme then proceed to give the criminals access to their financial information, either by granting the caller remote access, downloading malware programs or flat-out giving the scammers
credit card information.

Stupid is as stupid does 15.gif
09-01-2011, 10:15 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,202 Threads:1,487 Joined:Feb 2011
We don't have that going on here at all, thank god these scammers cant speak Swedish or Finish. Even though the majority of people under 50 here speak perfect English, I guess they don't even try.


09-01-2011, 10:32 AM #5
Ghostie Member
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they called my mom and she rofl.gifrofl.gif as she hung up on them ass holes
09-01-2011, 03:49 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:11,022 Threads:760 Joined:Feb 2011
There is another one going on through Craigslist. You will see an item you are interested in and send the owner an email. You will eventually get one back (More time to draw in more suckers.) saying that they had been busy but you were the first to respond and you get the item. Just go to this web site and verify your phone number so I know it is safe to call you and I will give you the address.

Sure! I'm on it!


What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
09-02-2011, 12:41 AM #7
Tacolover II Member
Posts:377 Threads:59 Joined:Feb 2011
My problem with all that was they knew my address and don't need some Latin American Cartel knocking on my door. I have a daughter to protect. Hanging up on them, laughing at them or cursing at them had no effect, their English was very poor. However they were just flat pissing me off after say 7-8 calls.



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