A man with a thick Indian accent told me that my computer had been attempting to download a program for "several months" and had run up a cost of about $3000. I said, "Um, no." And he said, "No? You don't know what I am meaning? Go to the computer and I will make you understand." I said, "I don't think so!" and hung up.
Clearly a phishing op. A person (William) pretended to be a technical support for Windows and Mac. Did not know what Meta key is. Did not ask what OS I am using (BTW, neither). Too computer illiterate to be true.
I said "hello" twice; no response. I hung up.
Caller (who didn't respond immediately to my hello) said his name was Anthony Johnson. His accent was Indian. He said he was calling about my computer. My Windows system, he repeated. I remembered hearing warnings on the news about someone calling, saying there was a problem with people's computers, and then trying to "fix" it remotely -- only to scam. I cut him off and said I thought he was a scammer and I hung up.
Caller (who didn't respond immediately to my hello) said his name was Anthony Johnson. His accent was Indian. He said he was calling about my computer. My Windows system. I cut him off and said I thought he was a scammer and I hung up.
From the DC Metropolitan area my dad got a call from this number. A woman with a heavy Russian accent said something about a virus that didn't appear as a virus, and they had a solution. While she was directing my dad to the command window to write something out, I asked what company they were working for for she said some DC company and went I said I was going to look it up, she hung up. All very fishy.
From New York! I didn't answer when this number called my cell. I did not recognize it & don't know anyone in NY. Came here & sure enough people have already reported it as just another scammer. I too, am on the DNC list but evidently it does no good.
A man with an Indian accent tried to talk to me about Windows. I hung up and blocked the number. I am so fed up with these kind of calls! These people are bottom feeders, and it should be illegal for them to call. Asking them to take you off the list apparently doesn't work.
Like Sojah...someone with a thick accent called about my computer. I told him I was not interested, and not to call back.
When he first called, I clicked the phone on and off to disconnect...after 45 seconds, I still could not get a dial tone, so I said "WHAT??"...that is when this guy started his spiel....Should have questioned him as to what exactly was wrong...since that wasn't in his script. Will be reported to the PSC and FTC...
Caller identifies himself as technician from some computer company and claims my Windows OS is not working properly, but there is nothing wrong with my computer. I myself am a computer nerd and I take Care Of it religiously. Even after telling caller that I have installed new windows OS software, he still insists there is/are errors within the computer. Caller speaks with a foreign accent (ie, probably Indian from Asian continent). Repeatedly tells and told him/them to put on DO NOT CALL list but they ignore.
Sojah Seiss Dec 09th, 2013