had 4 calls today from this number
Idiots called (at least they are honest..."fraudster") at 1:27 PM EDST 5-11-13 got my voice mail and must have been waiting for me to answer. Could hear voices in background for about 30 seconds before they hung up.
I received 2 calls back to back my husband got the first call I got the second. the guy was trying to get us to get on our computers and let him take control of them. We did not allow this to happen. I told the guy I was calling the police if he called me before I hung up.
East Indian accent claiming to be Microsoft Windows Service wanting me to go in front of my computer to fix some sort of Error message. I ask this person a series of questions I wanted to know of him, location, his contact phone#, name of his employer etc.etc.etc.. (I was on to him.) then I said hold on while I'm getting my Tape recorder set up. Put him on hold and placed the
phone on the Kitchen counter then started to wash my car (1hour). The scammer hung up.
BC Resident Apr 22nd, 2013
They are telemarketers. I answered the phone once a few weeks ago (I was at a phone where the caller id doesn't show. The caller was a man with an foreign accent. He said he was from Microsoft and my computer had been sending them error messages. He wanted me to open my computer so he could "fix" it for me online. I hung up on him. We are getting calls from these people every other day. Fraudster called again early this morning. 8:27 a.m. They never leave a message.
Oregon Resident Apr 20th, 2013
I received two calls from this company today. On one call, the man said the call was from Microsoft. He had an India-Indian accent. He said that the computers in this household are sending errors to Microsoft and that he would be happy to show me where on one of the computers. I asked him if he was trying to sell something and he denied it. I finally said, "Listen, there are a lot of companies out there either scamming people or trying to sell something. If you are trying to sell me anything, regardless of what you say, I am absolutely not interested." At this point he whispered menacingly, "Fuck you. Fuck you, you fat bitch. I hope you die". He then hung up the phone. Jerks.
I got a call many months ago. They used to call days in a row and multiple times a day. They would call from PC DOCTOR or COMPUTER DOCTOR. They would say my computers had a virus and that they needed remote access (they didn't say that specifically but I know computers well enough that I know thats what they were doing)
It stopped but then recently - March 21 I got a call from a middle eastern man who identified himself as Rick Williams. I would not get on here and lie. He began to tell me that he had the call on mute and spoke very personal things such as "I love you, you are beautiful, you are righteous and holy" As well as other things. He then proceeded to ask for my facebook information and more about myself. I of course did not give it to him and said I didn't have a facebook but yesterday he found and hacked my facebook and began commenting on photos. I have proof and my activity shows a login from a random place in the US where I don't live/never traveled.
I tried to press him for more information about his company or self in order to report him. But I am unaware if any of that information is legitimate.
Here's the info I got:
Rick Williams. Fresno California. Age 22 Roman Catholic. His favorite food involves any kind of Chicken. I know this doesnt sound serious but I was trying to get him talking about anything or everything in effort to catch realistic facts.
They called and got ahold of my f-ilaw who knows nothing about cpus he let them remote into his pc and they changed the password then told him to give them $100 for the password.
Pissed he was but he knew better than that. He hung up and called the computer admin (me). I changed the pw and formatted the hd just in case.
Don't fall for these Scammers and look out for the older population ;)
Scammer claiming to be from "Windows Service Center" called because of "error messages" from my (non-existent) Windows PC, something about a virus or similar problem. They were very persistent, even after I told them I know they're lying scammers.
BTW, Microsoft policy is very clear: they will only call you directly if you have called them and filed a trouble ticket. They will NEVER cold-call you in a scenario like the one the scammers put forth.
Hard to understand these people, say they are from Microsoft and they have thick accent (India?) - they wanted me to get online and go through some steps with them to "fix something on my computer." I'm having no problem with the computer and doubt seriously if Microsoft would call or even know that I have a computer. Not sure what their scam is, maybe to mess up my computer. GET THIS - when the guy called someone else to the phone, the guy said I was "his darling, his sweetheart." Probably trying to get people to log on to a porn site or something. I told them to put me on their do not call list, but I doubt they have one. DON'T BOTHER TO ANSWER THESE CALLS!
BeaSterling Mar 08th, 2013
I was asleep and at 1:30am I woke up to go to the bathroom. I saw that my machine had a message on it which was strange because I went to sleep a little after 10:00pm. So I figured something must have happened to someone I know. I checked the message, all it said was "Good Bye". I looked at what time it came in at and it was 11:54pm and the number was 253-802-0308. I hope these idiots call me again so I can go off on them and cuss them out worst then a trucker. What can they do, file a complaint against me?
I wish they would because then they would have to give accurate information for someone to take them seriously about the complaint. If they give thier correct info then the Government will finally have a place to start and do something about these dirtbags. But thats only wishful thinking.
I answered "Hello?" I heard very busy, talky background noises and knew it was a bullcrap call. As I was hanging up the caller finally sadi "hello." Too little, to late.
Madison WI Jul 11th, 2012
SCAM / DUMBASS FOREIGNERS!!!!
"MY NAME IS FRANK" .....
i'M CALLING ABOUT YOUR COMPUTER PROBLEM.....
FUCK OFF FRANK!!!!!!!!!!
JUST GOT THIS SAME PHONE CALL WAS A FEMALE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND ANYTHING SHE SAID,TOLD HER MICROSOFT DOES NOT MAKE HOUSE CALLS AND I WASN'T LISTENING TO HER AND HUMG UP
I received a call from (253) 802-0308 just a few minutes ago at 6:00 pm, CST on 9/22/2011. The phone number came up on my caller ID as unassigned. The caller, who had a very heavy Indian accent, identified himself as a representative of Microsoft Windows, and told me that my computer was engaged in uploading a series of viruses onto the network, and had been doing this for the last few weeks. Unfortunately for him, my system has been offline for the last six weeks, until just last night. He tried to get me to log onto a website, and became quite agitated when I refused to do so. He also stated that unless I complied, Microsoft would shut down my computer. This approach is unacceptable, and appears to be a poor attempt at a scam. I recommend that anyone who receives this call report it to Microsoft immediately.
no contact. after trying to answer call, a female voice mumbled something, then hung up.
Caller ID showed "unassigned"
Scam. Lady with accent saying she was calling about my computer. I started laughing. She asked why I was laughing. Told her I knew it was a scam and was wondering what her angle was. She replied with "oh, really". I hung up and blocked the number.
A male caller with a heavy Indian accent strongly insisted my computer was infected with malware. He could not explain how he ID'd my computer or how he knew it was infected. He said my internet provider and anti-virus programs were unaware of the problem and that it existed on computers "all over New Jersey." Tried to get me to sit down at computer, and "write down" what he instucted. After I disconnected the call, I reported the incident to local police.
they are claiming to be from Windows.
I received a call (UNASSIGNED (253) 802 0308) at 1:37 PDT, 8/20/2011, Caller said his name was 'PHILIP'. Foreign accent: sounded Indian. Said he was calling from MICROSOFT SERVICE CENTER. Said my computer was under attack and in danger of having hard drive erased. Wanted me to turn on my computer and follow his instructions. I hung up and he called back immediately.
I got this call today, asked for my son by name, but I talked to him. It was also a man with a thick accent, lots of noise in the background. Couldn't understand too well, but something like there are viruses and my warranty has expired. He said he had the "licence number" of the PC, so I asked him for it, and he wanted me to sit down and look this up at the computer, but I refused. He said that I would just need to look it up and he would read his number to me and I said no, you tell me the number, tell me how to look it up and I will verify it later. Anyway, to make the story short, I just said goodbye and hung up. Frustrating!
You realize, Mirage, that you could say your husband is Tim Berners-Lee and your uncle is Vint Cerf. This poser in an overseas call center would still plug away from his pathetic script.
If no one can find a domestic address for cease-comms or litigation, I would at least recommend complaints to the FTC and attorneys general.
Resident47 Jan 18th, 2011
Man with a thick accent didn't give me his name or whom he was representing. Specifically asked for my husband and knew his name. He wasn't home and proceeded to lecture me about how our computer was at risk for malicious attacks that would corrupt our files etc...etc. I asked what the purpose of his call was and he started his story all over again. I advised this solicitor that my husband has an advanced knowledge of computers and is well aware of how to prevent, detect and remove anything having worked for an ISP company...to let him know that I'm not interested nor need what he's trying to sell. He spoke over me and refused to listen to what I was saying. It became a shouting match. At which point I told him to remove our # from his mail/calling list, he no longer had permission to contact us and hung up. He called back! Started ranting at me about how we're at risk and I told him that his calls would be blocked from this point on. Blocked the number and the phone indicates 3 missed consecutive calls (which shows up with our service. He would have just heard that the person he's calling is unable to come to the phone with no option to leave a msg.) I've never had a telemarketer so insistent.
The other ruse is when the rep claims your own computer is the cause of a viral outbreak and/or some entity got complaints about your network traffic. Then I think the scammer wants you to drop your firewall and turn over control of your system for "diagnostic" purposes.
Oh my! See the trash on your screen now? (... that we just put there ...) We're gonna need $$$ to clean up that mess before we ... er, I mean you do any more damage.
Resident47 Dec 22nd, 2010
Second call today. I called number back to try to identify; message said I had reached an unassigned number on their IP network. Some more VoIP scammers, I guess.
I answered this call just out of curiosty. Some dude with a heavy accent said he was with some "Windows" company and they'd had lots of reports of a virus on computers. He said he'd tell me about the virus and wanted me to go - right now! - and sit at my computer. When I said, "I'm not gonna do that!", he hung up. Go figure.