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Microsoft 'Event Manager' Scam call

 
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KrispyKritter
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 11:53 pm    Post subject: Microsoft 'Event Manager' Scam call Reply with quote

My nephew got a phone call, here in California, from what he took to be an Indian Call Center by the man's accent. The guy said he was from Microsoft and at other times said he was not with Microsoft. He said Microsoft had detected problems and viruses on his computer. He wanted my nephew to open Event Manager and do something or other. He wanted my nephew's credit card number so that they could charge a small fee and "never charge the card again". My nephew wisely hung up on him.

Nephew wondered how they got his number, then realized they used a 'blind-dialing' system that just called all possible numbers until they got a response.

He did a little Googling and found many mentions by UK and Australian users, such as
http://www.crn.com.au/News/257345,australians-warned-of-microsoft-support-scam.aspx where it's been going on for a couple of years.

I mention this here so that readers can warn their less-knowledgeable friends and relatives about this scam.

Microsoft will never call you, nor will they send you a copy of their newest OS if you remail their message to 5 people.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Krispy. As we see there are many cheaters, not even in virtual game like et.

This is just ridicoulus! shrug
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man we get that crap all the time over here in Australia
Just ask them how it is they can see into your computer ?
And they just hang up lmao lmao

But it is bad for the old folk that get taking by these pricks
all the time
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's amazing is that as per Microsoft says that an average user loses 850$ per call!!!!

http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2011/jun11/06-16MSPhoneScamPR.mspx

My computer doesn't even cost that much

After watching the videos here I no longer feel bad for acting rude with these indian tech support guys... They can be mean as f*k[/url]
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