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Harold Dye


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Cullman, Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 3 Jul 2018 11:37 am    
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I was out of the house when a call came in and was left on my answering machine. It was a women that was difficult to understand telling my that my windows license had expired and all services would be shut down. She left a number for me to call but I did not, instead I contacted Windows by chat and the person told me this was a scam and they did not contact customers like that. Just wanted to pass this along in case anyone else gets calls like this. I get scam emails all the time.
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post  Posted 3 Jul 2018 12:33 pm    
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I get a lot of calls like that. If I'm not busy I let them talk for a while and then tell them I don't have a computer. Or that my English is poor could they repeat that in Danish.
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Wiz Feinberg


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Mid-Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 3 Jul 2018 2:48 pm    
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This type of call is known as a tech support scam. It either occurs via unsolicited phone calls, text messages, or via browser popups or popovers. All try to panic the recipient into acting quickly, before they can think it through or ask a friend.

Most of these scams are run out of boiler room telemarketing operations in India.
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Clyde Mattocks


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Kinston, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 3 Jul 2018 5:34 pm    
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One of the funniest comebacks I've heard is the recipient of the call pretends to be hard of hearing and keeps complaining to the the scammer that the lawnmower he ordered weeks ago hasn't come in.
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Ian Rae


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Post  Posted 3 Jul 2018 11:34 pm    
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If I am busy I ask them where they are calling from and they say London. When I ask for the postcode they hang up.
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Scott Duckworth


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Etowah, TN Western Foothills of the Smokies
Post  Posted 4 Jul 2018 3:15 am    
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I love when they call me and I tell them I am a Linux only man... they usually cuss me and hang up. Amazing how Indians can cuss in perfect English...
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Jason Putnam


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2018 12:33 pm    
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I did the same this week. I received a call from “Microsoft” saying my windows pc was infected with viruses. I let the guy talk for a while, he was spouting off stuff about my up address and all that mess. Then I told him I only own Apple computers running OSX (which is true) and he got angry and hung up on me! Ha Ha!!
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Greg Lambert


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2018 9:34 am    
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the sad thing about this is that some people fall for it.
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Joey Ace


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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 23 Jul 2018 4:36 am    
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I proudly tell them I have new socks.
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