My caller ID and voice mail register the number as a call from New York. Caller didn't leave a message. This number is identified as a Microsoft computer virus scam from an Indian individual located in NY.
Called about my computer and said the windows computer registered to my number was infected. I said I didn't own a windows computer and he said you don't. THen he asked if I had a mac and hung up
Called about my computer wouldn't say which computer. I said oh my desk top(don't even own one)he said yes. Wanted me to turn it on & go to a sight to help speed it up. Said I don't have one he said you Bi you told me you do I said well I don't well you need to know we have you listed & having virus in your desk top computer. I hung up he called back & said a few more choice words & hung up when I said I was going to report his call. Had a very heavy accent think maybe from India.
The caller said my computer was infected, and they were calling from Microsoft to fix it. He had an Indian voice and requested that I "get in front of my computer". I asked where he was calling from at Microsoft, and he hung up. Creepy scam! I wonder if a victim of this scam were to get in front of their computer and allow the guy access to control the device, if he would take a picture of the victim and steal the identity et al. Hope someone finds and stops this guy.
ScamBuster Feb 28th, 2014
Indian man, trying to scare me that my computer was running slow because all Windows computers have dangerous and corrupted files on them. I managed to keep him on the phone for 26 minutes, playing along....acting dumb, first that my computer was freezing up, wouldn't restart - then scared him a good one! I shrieked and pretended my computered had zapped me. He actually told me to calm down and go have a glass of water, that he'd wait....and he did! Here's the best part. He told me to go return my computer, but NOT to tell them anything about what "I" had been doing with it. (I didn't do a single thing he wanted me to!) Scam much??
Person with Indian accent said my computer was sending out signals that I had a virus and that he could fix it. Told him I had multiple computers, which one was giving out this message?? He said he could fix all of them. I told him I did not need his help and he hung up. I have had numerous calls of this nature. I am now just going to have fun with these people and give them a hard time. After all they are bothering me, so why not get them back.
ans machine on, no message left.
Man with heavy Indian accent called - wanted to make me "aware" that my junk folder had viruses in it - he made it sound like he was with my internet company. I asked him what my name was but he refused to answer and kept changing the subject (back to how dangerous my computer was) so I hung up. Cold call. Beware.
a man said his name was jeff said he was from a company ProTech247, said he found my name on a data base, said if my computer was slow he could fix that by working remotely. I thought he was from Premium Support so I agreed because I had contacted them just a few days earlier, and they had told me they couldn't help me. So when this guy calls I willingly let them into my computer, and could see them into everything, obviously looking for information they could use. They even wrote a letter to my credit card company giving themselves permission to charge my credit card. they told me they were charging 179.I blew up and said "no way" they had access to my computer for like 3 hours. Would not stop talking, repeating himself over and over. Never again!
Picked up call, immediately told caller I did not know anyone in New York and did not appreciate receiving "Robo Calls", and to remove my number from their list. Immediate response was "F... You, M...f...r" from caller who hung up instantly. Not exactly a courteous response, but typical New Yorker!!!
Indian man called today to "help me make my computer run faster". I essentially played along with him to see what he was up to. He wanted me to go into the "run" feature on PCs and type some stuff in...sounded sketchy. The info that I received was that his name way "Bryan Stifflen" not really an indian name...and he worked for BCspeedy.com. he also spelled out the word Martyl to me, not sure why.
Same as everyone else. Called last night at 5:20 and hung up when machine picked up. Tonight the guy with the heavy accent from India?? said hello 2x so I picked it up because I have relatives in 212 area code. Told me he was here to help me with my computer. Told him I tracked his number and if I received another call from that # I would report to the Feds. Asked if he understood that, he said yes, I hung up.
Background sounds of a call center and the noise of someone handling the handset, but no voice or message left. Some idiot at a call center not paying attention, I guess.
jcross1231 Jan 23rd, 2014
Caller ID said New York call. Let it go to voice mail. No message left. Will block.
Heavy indian accent guy from "Technical Support" talked about "Unwanted programs" coming in through your computer. Hung up on me.
My voice mail picked up the call. All I heard was a lady, with what sounded like a heavy Southern accent, saying hello a couple of times then hang up. Guess she didn't like talking to herself.
A man who spoke very poor English said his name was Harry and that it was
reported that my computer needed work and he could do the work. When I asked
him to remove our name from his calling list, he hung up on me.