Spam scam

Courtney Astolfi
Sep 5, 2013

 

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September 3, 2013

5:09 p.m. — 5700 block Delores Drive, Castalia, man claiming to be Windows technical support walked woman through steps to “fix” her computer; woman unsure if machine was compromised.

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ladydye_5

I have had this phone call twice now. It comes from a "spoofed" phone number, sounds like from the middle of India. A man with a very thick heavy accent. Many people I know and my husband works with have had the same call. Always a different phone call. I would suggest this woman find a REPUTABLE computer repair and have her computer checked for virus and hijacking software. When this NERD spoke to me he wanted to REMOTELY take over my computer to fix it.

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The Hero Zone

Woah, careful with the n-word there. The vast majority of us nerds are kind and don't scam others. Was the call unsolicited? If you don't mind can you share some details so we can get the word out about these calls?

ladydye_5

Yes it is COMPLETELY unsolicited. I have received 2 of these calls. The people my husband works with have talked about them also. They come from spoofed numbers and it is never the same. Like I said it is a heavily accented Indian voice. You can hear other "operators" in the background. They tell you your computer is sending out Windows error and if you would allow them to remotely access it they can help you correct them. I honestly do not listen to most of. My brother is one of these "nerds" I speak of and I know better than to let anyone near my computer or allow remote access. I just did a google search on it and looks like it is an old scam that has been reborn. Sorry about the "n" word. No offense meant. My brother is one too.

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The Hero Zone

Haha you are fine, I was only kidding a bit. I will be sure to spread the word about unsolicited calls then. Thanks for the tip.