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Old 12-10-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Microsoft scam

I got a call the other day from a fellow who said he was from Microsoft. They had been monitoring my computer and it was in need of defragmentation and other work.

I said really and he said yes.

I said that is really funny because my wife will not let me use the computer as I always go to the adult XXX websites.

He hung up and I have not heard from them again.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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We get the Microsoft call about once every other month. A pain but no harm done. Just went in for jury duty on the 9th. They warned about a jury duty scam. You get a call email or text msg from someone saying they are with sheriffs office or jury commission and say you didn't appear for jury duty. They tell the you to get a gift card for some amount and arrange a way for them to receive it. Just like IRS, jurers will never be contacted any way but my USPS, never by phone email or text msg. Just one more scam to look out for.


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Old 12-12-2014, 10:45 AM   #3
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Yup - I originally posted this on the IRS phone scam thread. Thought it fell in line with the whole phone scam thing. Moderator decided to move it to a new thread?

Hope your post is not changed to a jury duty thread.
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We have receivved that call several times - I tell them: that's interesting because I don't have a computer please send me one. As above they hangup but do call back.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:42 AM   #5
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Sounds like a modern turn on the jr high trick of calling someone and telling them you are going to service their phone lines and they should place the phone receiver in a paper bag as you blow the dust out of the lines.

Remember: TNSTAAFL (There's no such thing as a free lunch) Suspect all emails offering something free. Also never open an email attached file that ends in .zip or .html they could be programs or viruses that would automatically install on your Microsoft OS computer.
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Old 12-12-2014, 08:03 PM   #6
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This scam has been around for a number of years. The caller used to be located in Alabama, don't know if he is still there or if there is someone else imitating the scam. It's been at least 4 years since I got that call.

How many of you have gotten the call from one of the "life alert" people (shipping department) saying that someone has generously paid for one for you and they just want an address to send it to. Then when you get it they want to bill you the monthly fee. My question is if someone paid for it to give to me why didn't they ask that person where to send it.
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I never answer the phone if it's a number I don't know. If they don't leave a message, I'll look it up on the web, if it's listed on a scam list, it gets blocked. No muss, no fuss.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:05 PM   #8
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The home security system calls are the ones I am receiving now - some weeks it will be 3 times. I am starting to get nasty now. We have 2 apartments now in different cities - with doormen. Does not make any difference, they still keep on calling. GRRR!
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There is only one call from a remote computer tech I will even consider accepting, and that only one more time, The Caller really does work for HP, I called him for help with my new Stream, and so far the issue is not resolved,, He will call me on a specified day and I know his voice,

I now have things to the point where he can fix it for me.

But if it's the wrong voice, wrong day, or wrong issue specified, No connection.

I like that little stream, but the issue is a bit of a pita, I now have it working here at home but if I take it with me say to Darling Daughter's there will be no joy.
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We have been getting that MS one every so often. It usually is someone with an Indian accent - my wife just laughs at the caller and unceremoniously hangs up. Then there are to ones from the retired state troopers organization. I stopped them for a while after asking where one of them was stationed and his sergeant's name so I could check him out - but they resumed their calls not too long ago. I seldom answer a phone call unless I see a name or a number I recognize on caller ID and then if it's one of the DWs girl friends, not even then. Telephone solicitations for money, regardless the 'cause' also get dumped. Then there are the political candidate calls........begging for votes and/or money.
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RV folks seem to be a step or two ahead of the general population at detecting scams. Some folks I have known were convinced they had won publishers clearing house millions. I know that was/is legal, but it sure is terrible on old people that cannot afford mags and don't read most of them.
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I have two ways to filter annoying phone calls. First, I signed up a year or so ago with NOMOROBO, a free service that cuts off known telemarketers before one complete ring. In addition, I have learned to let the answering machine connect with a message that we're screening calls, if they want to talk to us, speak now. Our friends know to speak. We can hear them and pick up the phone for a conversation. If it's an unknown caller, they can leave a message and a number and we'll call back --- if we want to.
Our home number is one digit off a local pneumatic tool repair store, we get calls for them often. Our answering machine cuts out having to respond to those confused souls.

NOMOROBO is a nice service, price is right, (free) and it's more effective than the national and state 'No Call list' which seem pretty ineffective.

https://www.nomorobo.com/
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DW hangs up on telemarketers, but I lay the phone down and every 30 seconds come back and tell them I'll be right with them. May as well as have some fun with them.
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I just tell them they need to talk to Mr. Table. Then put the receiver on the table and waste their time for a while. Mr. Rug is at our house too if they want to talk to him.
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