Call about Windows

Old 08-27-2014, 10:22 PM
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This evening I received a call from someone I couldn't understand and he said he was from Windows and someone was trying to hack my computer from the internet. Caller ID didn't give a phone number--only an Unknown Caller and Private Number. Has anyone else had a call like this. I hung up and the guy called again--and again said he was from Windows, etc. I told him I would call the company that I bought my computer from and hung up. I believe this is a scam but hadn't heard anything about this from anyone else.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:42 PM
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This is more than a scam; they are trying to steal anything they can from you. Good rule of thumb, if you didn't start the conversation, hang up.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:49 AM
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I agree....keep hanging up on this person. Trust me, no computer manufacturer or seller is going to be calling individuals to tell them someone is hacking into their personal computer.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:53 AM
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No one is trying to be "nice". Scammers!
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:22 AM
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I received the call too.
I told him I would phone windows too and hung up.
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:35 AM
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Our calls started 2 years ago and they keep coming. Not sure what they are after, but I just hang up. (Sometimes leave the phone open and tell them I'm going to turn on the computer.) SCAM!
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:03 AM
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I have repeatedly received these calls. Like you my caller ID did not show the caller name but it did show the phone number. I reported the number to the FCC. These people are relentless;they were even calling me in the middle of the night (clue that this call was being routed through the US but actually from India)
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:34 AM
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I used to get these calls. they have been doing this for years now....the last one I said, you are a liar and a thief. No more calls. My Mom told them she doesn't have a computer, so how could they monitor anything, that makes you a criminal...they hung up.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:37 AM
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I've had them here in Australia too. Told them I knew they were scammers then hung up. Next time I let them go through their speil then said " well I don't see how that's possible as I don't have a computer". They hung up and I haven't heard from them again.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:44 AM
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we don't answer the phone if caller ID shows caller unkown.
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