"Microsoft" scam phone call

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"Microsoft" scam phone call
« on: April 12, 2011, 01:13:38 AM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !





P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 01:19:17 AM »
Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

Wow. That's almost as much of a rip-off as actual Microsoft products.
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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 05:10:54 AM »
Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

Wow. That's almost as much of a rip-off as actual Microsoft products.

Hands up anybody who didn't see that one coming  ::)

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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 05:31:21 AM »
A similar thing happened to my brother once, and he hacked the scammer when they tried to take control of his computer.  It was absolutely hilarious.

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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 09:30:30 AM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !


P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

You'll be sorry that you tormented that poor woman at Microsoft when your computer is destroyed by the numerous errors you neglected to address.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2011, 09:44:21 AM by Tom Bishop »

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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 09:50:34 AM »
ITT: Tom believes spam.
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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 11:07:31 AM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !


P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

You'll be sorry that you tormented that poor woman at Microsoft when your computer is destroyed by the numerous errors you neglected to address.

ITT : Tom, yet again, doesn't read the facts in front of him. The woman hung up on me when i asked about the errors

Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 11:42:10 AM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !


P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

You'll be sorry that you tormented that poor woman at Microsoft when your computer is destroyed by the numerous errors you neglected to address.

ITT : Tom, yet again, doesn't read the facts in front of him. The woman hung up on me when i asked about the errors

ITT: Maybe Tom was kidding.

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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 11:52:24 AM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !


P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

You'll be sorry that you tormented that poor woman at Microsoft when your computer is destroyed by the numerous errors you neglected to address.

ITT : Tom, yet again, doesn't read the facts in front of him. The woman hung up on me when i asked about the errors

ITT: Maybe Tom was kidding.
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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011, 01:50:06 PM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !


P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

You'll be sorry that you tormented that poor woman at Microsoft when your computer is destroyed by the numerous errors you neglected to address.

ITT : Tom, yet again, doesn't read the facts in front of him. The woman hung up on me when i asked about the errors

ITT: Maybe Tom was kidding.

ITT: Tom was.

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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011, 01:53:32 PM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !


P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

You'll be sorry that you tormented that poor woman at Microsoft when your computer is destroyed by the numerous errors you neglected to address.

ITT : Tom, yet again, doesn't read the facts in front of him. The woman hung up on me when i asked about the errors

ITT: Maybe Tom was kidding.

ITT: Tom was.
ITT: Tom.
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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011, 02:16:06 PM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !


P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

You'll be sorry that you tormented that poor woman at Microsoft when your computer is destroyed by the numerous errors you neglected to address.

ITT : Tom, yet again, doesn't read the facts in front of him. The woman hung up on me when i asked about the errors

ITT: Maybe Tom was kidding.

ITT: Tom was.
ITT: Tom.
ITT: Tom.
I am a terrible person and I am a typical Blowhard Liberal for being wrong about Bom.

Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011, 02:28:30 PM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !


P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

You'll be sorry that you tormented that poor woman at Microsoft when your computer is destroyed by the numerous errors you neglected to address.

ITT : Tom, yet again, doesn't read the facts in front of him. The woman hung up on me when i asked about the errors

ITT: Maybe Tom was kidding.

ITT: Tom was.
ITT: Tom.
ITT: Tom.
ITT:

Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011, 02:34:54 PM »
ITT: Tom was the woman on the phone.

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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011, 02:43:21 PM »
Tom is a master troll.

Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011, 03:14:44 PM »
He knows...

Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2011, 03:21:01 PM »
Bishop knows...

Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2011, 04:24:12 PM »
He does.

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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2011, 05:06:48 PM »
I got a phone call from "microsoft" last night telling me that my computer was infected with a serious error that could destroy, yes that's destroy, my computer !! Well i was obviously petrified about my computer being destroyed. Thankfully as a valued customer of  Microsoft the caller was going to help me sort the problem out. All of my software is hooky (see free as in (stolen)beer) so i had to wonder why Microsoft valued me so much. Anyway, i asked the caller when was the last time my computer had sent them a warning and she said it had sent hundreds within the last two weeks ! I asked when the last one was and she said she didn't know ?? I carried on with this line of questioning when all of a sudden she hung up !





P.S - I knew this was a scam from the beginning but thought i'd play along. Apparently what they do is get you to look at event viewer which will have all sorts of warnings etc.. which to the unknowing home user look serious. They then tell you to go to a website and download some sort of remote control software like webex. Once they're on they mess about for ages making it look like they're "fixing" the computer and then charge about £150

Oh god I so want this to happen to me right now considering that I dont' even have internet at home.  I'd play along and do what they say, and when they tell me to go to their website I would love to be able to see the look on their face when I inform them of my lack of webz.  Oh lol.
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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2011, 05:14:35 PM »
ITT: ITT
How dare you have the audacity to demand my deposition. I've never even heard of you.

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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2011, 10:22:54 AM »
Tom is a master troll.

Doesn't there need to be some doubt that he is a troll for this to be the case?
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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2011, 10:26:52 AM »
Doesn't there need to be some doubt that he is a troll for this to be the case?
If everyone knows he's a troll and yet they still get trolled, it definitely speaks in his favour.
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Re: "Microsoft" scam phone call
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2011, 10:33:08 AM »
We really have no choice but to be trolled by Tom.