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Thread: Yet another newer scam

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    I had that call last night so they are still at it! I just hung up.
    I must have had at least 5 calls from survey people yesterday!
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    Yeah - I had a call last night from someone claiming to be from Windows. His accent was so strong that I couldn't understand him - and I said so. I figured it was some kind of scam, but I played along t see if I could get a phone # to turn them in. A econd person came on the line, but his accent was just as bad. Finally I just hung up.

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    There is another trick they do. You could be on the web just doing your thing and a window pops up with the little shield and says they are scanning your computer because you have a dangerous virus. If you click on the x to delete the page it starts to run like crazy. If such a page pops up, do not x it out, just do ALT, CTRL, DELETE, on you key board and end the process there to get rid of it and then it can't run. This happened to me a couple times and after I got rid of it, I ran my virus program right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905 View Post
    there is also a flashing shield (with 4patch of blue and yellow) when you click on it -- it says you have a trojan and 78 virsus on your computer... they claim to be Windows Shield and can protect your computer says to click on remove this issue and it actually disables you Macafee / Norton and down loads their program... then they try to get your bank information... even tries to send a fake email from your bank... what a mess... do not click on that shield...I guess by now you know how I know... did get issue cleaned up and Macfee is back on my system. They people need to get a JOB and stop this.
    Judy in Phx, AZ
    I agree. This popped up out of the blue last week on my computer. I immediately opened up Kaspersky (which runs all the time anyway) and did a scan. No virus, no trojan. Imagine that.

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    I also had that call a couple months ago, He said my computer was sending out virus's I asked him how he knew
    He said they knew everything, I said my computer acts ok to me,He said he would put something stop to the virus.
    I said I would call my own computer man and huung up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msevelyn View Post
    I also had that call a couple months ago, He said my computer was sending out virus's I asked him how he knew
    He said they knew everything, I said my computer acts ok to me,He said he would put something stop to the virus.
    I said I would call my own computer man and huung up.
    I would have asked him, OK, if you know everything, what web page am I on right now?

    If you ever get something that starts running on your computer and you are not sure how to shut it down, you can always just shut down your whole computer. That will stop it.

    You can tell those "scans" are fake because they happen so fast. When I run my anti-virus software it takes about an HOUR to scan my computer. The pop-up things do it in about 15 seconds and all of a sudden they have found viruses, yeah right....

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    I always take mine in to the Geek Squad. Thy do a great job. I never thrust anyone who calls me. Usually is a scam.
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    I got that call just yesterday. Sounded like a gal from India. She said they needed to fix the virus in my computer. When I said how do you know this, she responded that she got the info from the International Router Association. I had not heard of that organization, and said my computer does not have a virus and I am having no trouble. I finally hung up on her and she tried calling back again. I did not answer the call. She called on my cell phone. How did she get my cell phone #? Makes me wonder who else has my cell #!

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    It has been a while since I got a call like this, but actually did get two of them. It just didn't make sense to me that of all the computers in the world that they could track mine for viruses. I hung up on them. Besides my computer has software protection. But be aware, they do call.
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    I get these phone calls every day, some times three times a day. I check my caller ID every time a call comes in. Has anyone received phone calls that says "private number, private name"? The one problem I have, my oldest son is stationed over seas working for the State Dept. When he calls, call comes in as a incoming call. I have also received calls like this that are asking for money.

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