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  1. #1
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    Question MS Windows called and said.....

    .....hackers were trying to access my wife's computer and to get on NOW and they will help us protect it. Any truth to this? Is MS Windows really concerned about this computer? (caller has Indian accent) I'm suspecting someone is trying to sell me something, but what do you guys think?
    Skaarj-laptop:Asus G750JW-NH71,Win8.1,Corei7-4700HQ,12GB DDR3 RAM,Nvidia GTX 765M 2GB,Realtek HD,TSST CDDVDW SN-208DN,WDC 750GB HD...
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    Dragonslayer (at Mom's house now): WinXPSP3, P4 3.2GHz(Asus P4P800-Deluxe),Thermalright SLK-947U,3GB Corsair XMS PC3200 RAM,ATI Radeon 9800Pro 256MB,VGA Silencer,SB Audigy2 5.1,Seasonic 500W PSU,Silverstone FT01-B mid tower,LG DVD burner,Asus E616P3..
    Dragon1: (off for now, will not boot) Win98SE, AthlonXP 1900+(Soyo SY-K7V Dragon+),Thermalright AX-7, 512MB Crucial 2.5 DDR PC2100 SDRAM MSI GeF4Ti4400,SB AudigyGamer,Enermax 431W PSU...

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    Re: MS Windows called and said.....

    must be this (just never got one before):
    https://blog.malwarebytes.org/tech-support-scams/
    Skaarj-laptop:Asus G750JW-NH71,Win8.1,Corei7-4700HQ,12GB DDR3 RAM,Nvidia GTX 765M 2GB,Realtek HD,TSST CDDVDW SN-208DN,WDC 750GB HD...
    SkaarjMasterDuo:WinXPSP3, Core2Duo E8600(Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P),Noctua NH-C12P,4GB Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-8500C5 RAM,Nvidia EVGA GTX-750Ti 1GB,SB Audigy2 6.1,Klipsch 5.1 sats,Dayton sub,Pioneer VSX-819H-K rec,,Enermax 850W PSU,Lian-Li PC-71B full tower,Pioneer DVR-216D,BenQ DW1655,Asus E818A3T,2-1TB WD HDs.....
    Dragonslayer (at Mom's house now): WinXPSP3, P4 3.2GHz(Asus P4P800-Deluxe),Thermalright SLK-947U,3GB Corsair XMS PC3200 RAM,ATI Radeon 9800Pro 256MB,VGA Silencer,SB Audigy2 5.1,Seasonic 500W PSU,Silverstone FT01-B mid tower,LG DVD burner,Asus E616P3..
    Dragon1: (off for now, will not boot) Win98SE, AthlonXP 1900+(Soyo SY-K7V Dragon+),Thermalright AX-7, 512MB Crucial 2.5 DDR PC2100 SDRAM MSI GeF4Ti4400,SB AudigyGamer,Enermax 431W PSU...

  3. #3
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    Re: MS Windows called and said.....

    My dumb ass sister got caught in a similar scam through AOL. It's actually a link on their site to a company to "clean" malware remotely for $250)Had to read them the riot act and threaten legal action unless they refunded her money.
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    Re: MS Windows called and said.....



    This guy sets up a backup computer with nothing he cares about on it and proceeds to torment one of these a-hole scammers for over an hour.
    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

    H. L. Mencken

  5. #5
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    Re: MS Windows called and said.....

    I've seen this scam more than I care to admit.
    1. Microsoft has millions of customers around the globe. There is no way they are going to make phone calls to their customers to warn them of a virus.
    2. Microsoft has millions of customers around the globe. They don't care about the individual as much as you think they might.
    3. Microsoft has millions of customers around the globe. You get the point....
    I do have to say that having a scammer with an Indian accent call does add to the realism.

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    Re: MS Windows called and said.....

    Gotta love scammers -_-

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