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Some idiot with a thick middle-Eastern accent trying to get me to talk by saying: "Hi Sweetie, how are you doing?" They hung up as soon as I said "I beg your pardon?"

DO NOT ANSWER if you get a call from this number!
Minnesota
 May 19th, 2014
Some guy with heavy foreign accent who not only mispronounced my common one-syllable last name but also added a "y" to the end. I asked him to repeat who he was calling & when I heard him botch my name a second time just told him he had the wrong number & hung up.
Cassandra
 Mar 28th, 2014
Says windows technical support. I tell them never call again. The continue to call
 Mar 26th, 2014
Called saying he was calling about my windows computer security, I asked him to remove my name and number from his list. Would not get off the phone or acknowledge my asking him three times to remove our number from his list, had to hang up on him.
Rich
 Feb 28th, 2014
Just received a call from 972-728-0074 (who HAS called me before as US Pharmacy) and is now calling me as "Windows Technical Support". I asked him for his company name, he repeated that, and then when I told him Windows was not a company, he told me the name was Echo Tech Support and they were a division of windows. Which I pointed out was still not a company, and they were not affiliated with Microsoft. His story was that my computer had sent a message to them that it had downloaded some virus file (if anyone out there is reading this and is not in the know - your computer would NOT do any such thing. The only time it would send a file is if it's communicating with your antivirus settings, or if you've already got a trojan that is sending out packets... a healthy computer doesn't send information to anyone regarding anything without the user asking it to - not including communication between software you've installed and it's manufacturer). So I called him on his crap, he mysteriously did not hang up on me which is what normally happens. I advised him that I was registered on the Do Not Call list, that his company had called me previously as US pharmacy, that his company was committing fraud based on soliciting business under the pretense in which they were, and to take me off of their call list. He told me he'd take care of it (which is unlikely). I'm going to start answering each time they call so that the call is documented on my cell phone records, and I'm going to file a complaint with the FTC... maybe if they get fined they'll go away? or likely relocate to a new phone number with a new line of crap.
Elizabeth H
 Feb 25th, 2014
A man with Indian accent claimed to be from Microsoft Windows Support. Said they had received messages from my computer that windows was having a problem and they were going to fix my computer.
Rusty
 Feb 21st, 2014
Microsoft Help Desk Spam
dshull
 Feb 11th, 2014
They called me...I didn't know better and paid them $300. Total scam. I Am working with my bank now and also reported to FTC. day they're from windows echo support and that my compost has a virus blah blah. So pissed I fell victim and didn't go with my instincts.
D
 Feb 07th, 2014
I received a call from someone with an indian accent saying they were from windows, and they had received messages from my computer that windows was having a problem and they were going to fix my computer. and the phone number is reported as being a non-working number
Susan
 Jan 30th, 2014
These guys are scam artists. There is no such thing as Windows Support. I received a call today and being an IT person, figured out it was a scam and started questioning for which he started being rude and abrasive. I hope these scam artists are caught and receive rightful punishment. These callers appear to be from southeast asia.
steve
 Jan 21st, 2014
MS helpdesk scam.
jason
 Jan 02nd, 2014
Said he was from Windows. I had my doubts. Wanted to get into my computer. I told him his call was unsolicited and hung up.
Linda
 Dec 16th, 2013
Phone call on caller ID only showed number & whenever I answered it was still ringing. A male with the accent of someone from India started telling me he was from Microsoft & that I have several viruses in my computer. He was very aggressive & determined to get into my computer. I told him that it wouldn't work. I know this person has called the last several days wanted to sell me medication. I tell him it's none of his business about my medications. He always hangs up whenever I ask him to remove me from his call list.
He is a big pain in the booty
Carol
 Dec 13th, 2013
Obviously a scammer who wants to get into your computer. He has called before and at first I thought maybe it was legit but because I have 12 computers, and he couldn't tell me which one was sending error messages I hung up on him. This time I caught the three obvious clues
1. When I answered, I heard his line ring, then he picked up - a typical sales setup
2. The obvious foreign accent from a place that Windows is not currently using for tech support
3. After challenging him on his claim that my computer was sending him error messages, literally going back and forth with "no it isn't", followed by his "yes it is" for about 8 volleys, He told me that he had all my info like my address and everything. Problem is, I never registered my cell phone number when I register Windows.

I could have had more fun with him as I was walking around Costco by asking him what my info was but I just told him he was scamming me. He finally got mad and told me that if my computer ever got hacked, don't call Windows. And there we have our last clue. Windows doesn't send error messages about possible hackings. I think I will have more fun with the poor fellow next time.
Kevin
 Dec 13th, 2013
This number keeps calling me back. I threatened them once and asked that I be removed from list and still get an annoying call from them once a week or more. But now it rings back and then hangs up. If they call back ... I will figure out a way to make them regret it!
Seriously
 Dec 11th, 2013
I blocked his 924-728-0074 number. now the same indian guy is calling from "caller unknown". he just left a vile message on my answering machine. police here won't do anything, dallas,tx police won't do anything. now what do i do?
fed up in ohio
 Dec 09th, 2013
Just got the supposed Microsoft call this morning. I told the India accented individual that there was "NO WAY IN HELL THAT I WOULD ALLOW HIM TO ACCESS MY COMPUTER." He hung up.
John
 Dec 06th, 2013
man w/indian accent called me from this number. said was a prob.w/windows on my computer. informed him i knew it was a scam. he has now called me 5 more times being EXTREMELY VULGER, SEXUAL AND THREATENING towards me. my phone company won't do anything, the cops here can't do anything, and cops in Dallas can't do anything unless I have address.
fed up in ohio
 Dec 05th, 2013
Gave my I.P and said my computer sent him a msg I was running windows, and I could verify him by calling 1-800-Microsoft, ext. 2027. I then replied that could not be valid since Microsoft has more then 7 digits. I further replied that this scam has been on the alert bulletin, but he replied... "I am not asking money from you".. I am only alerting you.. He to had a india accent. I followed up to him and replied, I was running a Mac computer.. Really tired of these people calling..
Lisa Lynn
 Dec 02nd, 2013
This phone number keeps calling my house and gives no name and sometimes doesnt answer.
Phil johnson
 Nov 29th, 2013
Got same spiel as everyone else below. Hung up on him after I told him I ain't got time for this.
Mo
 Nov 27th, 2013
Caller with Indian accent. Said he worked with Windows support and my computer was sending error messages. I asked for some verification that he was who he said he was and he only re-offered his name (I don't remember it) and that he was from Windows Support. He hung up after a few exchanges. Scammer I would guess.
Paul
 Nov 26th, 2013
Person called with Indian accent. Said he worked with Windows Support and my machine was sending error messages. I asked what IP address is sending the errors. He didn't know. I told him he is a scammer. (I'm the former owner of the Internet Service providing access) These guys are really getting dishonest now!
Randy King
 Nov 18th, 2013
Person called with Indian accent. Said he worked with Microsoft and my machine was sending error messages. I told him he is a scammer. He asked if I was computer savvy. I said, yes, I'm a software engineer. He then hung up.
CWS
 Nov 14th, 2013
caller said they were from Windows tech support and my pc was reporting error's.
na
 Nov 12th, 2013
Caller said: 'This is from Windows Support, my windows computer has malware that causes Application Gateway Layer problems preventing me from installing games etc.' When i kept asking what company he represented and what company user he thought he called he said he was from 'Echotec' or similar and a client of Microsoft. Bullcrap.
San Francisco
 Nov 07th, 2013
Here are more details of the scam. I questioned what they wanted to do and which computer reported errors, so he handed me off to his "manager". Then he gave me a long "license number". To find it, use the DOS command "assoc". Sure enough, right at the bottom is the number, ".zfsendtotarget=CLSID\{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}".

Your computer has the same number. If it's running Windows, it's there. So much for their "proof".

That's when you tell them you know about this common number and they are a poor excuse for a human being and they need to find a legitimate job instead of trying to rip people off.
T
 Nov 07th, 2013
Harassment please help
Carl Renfro
 Nov 01st, 2013
Very suspicious. They are either selling useless overpriced software, or calling to get permission to take over your computer and "do diagnosis of problems", with the real aim of gaining access to passwords and other private information.
Neil
 Oct 31st, 2013
Like John, a man with a thick middle-eastern accent called me from "Windows Technical Support" saying they've been receiving error messages from my computer and need to log-in remotely to fix and diagnose. It was immediately obvious that it's a scam (especially considering that my desktop and laptop are both Apple!) I asked them if they were an official branch of or endorsed by Microsoft, and they repeatedly dodged the question, continuing to tell me my computer had errors they needed to fix until I hung up.
Jason
 Oct 30th, 2013
These people from The "Windows Technical Company" want to take control and fix problem. I told them there was no such company and got to a supervisor. Yeah, right.
Foreign accents and they say the call is coming from San Antonio.
They finally gave up when I said no one was going to gain access to my computer from a phone call.
John
 Oct 30th, 2013
Gal from India tried to sell me 200 Viagra pills. I told her no, no...send me 2000. She asked me if I was "having fun with her", I told her no, not yet, that is what the 2000 Viagras are for! She laughed and hung up. Now a dude calls...not nearly as much fun.
lol
 Oct 30th, 2013
Same guy as everyone else. Indian accent, said he worked for Info Tech Support in India for a company in Austin Texas. I kept wasting his time until he hung up.
Mke
 Oct 29th, 2013
This guy with Indian accent tried to get me to discuss Windows. i asked if he was from India...He hung up the phone. BEWARE.
R From Hawaii
 Oct 29th, 2013
I found this call to be suspicious, a man from an indian accent identified himself as an employee from Windows told me that they have found problems with my computer, possibly a spyware and wanted me to get on my PC to lead me ho to get rid of the issue. I told him I didn't trust him and the person hang up.
A Loaiza
 Oct 23rd, 2013
Has anyone tried to file a report with the Dallas police department? The phone number they use is a Dallas number.
Beth
 Oct 16th, 2013
I too have rceived calls from this number. The calls range from someone representing US Phamarcy trying to sell me the litle blue pills to someone claiming that my computer is sending them help messages. What gets me is that the number is a LAN line and in my home town of Dallas TX. To get their address now involves a fee. Between the constant phone calls from these assholes and the spam e-mails, I really am developing an extreme hatred for India and Canada.
MNS
 Oct 16th, 2013
SCAM......... I live in Alaska.
Randall
 Oct 12th, 2013
I have had quite a few of these, but when they call, I say I haven't got a computer, they ask about a laptop to which I also say I haven't got one...they then say sorry (sometimes) and hang up !!!!!

I had also led them on....wasting as much time as possible....saying oh dear the pc has just crashed, it is a bit old and takes ages to restart, please hold a minute...10 mins later....let them get so far talking and say the same thing...they get pretty fed up...normally get about 20 mins from them while watching tv then they just hang up. Just don't actually do anything they say to do on your pc just string them along.
S
 Oct 12th, 2013
Same as everyone else seems to be reporting. As soon as I started asking questions to which his answers did not hold water (e.g. "How did you get my number?"...Answer: "From when you registered Windows." In the words of the killer in the movie SCREAM..."That's the wrong answer!!" (or insert your favorite game show's wrong answer buzzer sound here). While I have a registered copy of Windows, I didn't provide the cell phone number he called. I wish I was an exec. at Microsoft...while it may not be "worth it" to pursue these a**h*les that hold themselves out as "Microsoft Tech Support", I wouldn't mind spending some money to track these people down...and even if I couldn't do anything legally (since they are in the middle east), it would be worth paying someone to "mess with them"...hack into their phones/computers, download viruses to their computers, disrupt their phone service or some other NON-VIOLENT "How to you like them apples!!!" Yes, two wrongs don't make a right, but I am fed up with all of the "junk calls" I get from India (and to be clear, that is in NO WAY intended to be a criticism of a race or place, simply referencing the geographic source of the calls).

I may start a website that takes donations to go after these fraudulent privacy invaders (again, non-violent and not intended to hurt anyone financially). Yes, it is vindictive, but I am averaging 4-6 B.S. calls per week for this or "Canadian" pharmacies (amazing how many Indians live in Canada), or some other crap. I am on the "Do Not Call List", but I am guessing that the same people who are calling me hacked into that site and deleted my record or the word "not".

Anyone else as sick of this as me? I can't stress enough that this has absolutely nothing to do with race; The CEO and CFO that I report to are awesome (this is simply the only common denominator that I can reference). OK, I am putting my soap box away now.

I Like Pedro's approach..
Frank
 Oct 11th, 2013
Another Boiler room operation from India or Pakistan telling you that they are from Microsoft and your computer is interrupting the Internet. They have a quick download fix (so they say) that will zombify or open your computer to all sorts of nasty things.
I like to waste as much their time as possible, they get QUITE irritate after a while of my messing with them. I think they work from a script and off the wall statements will throw them for a loop. Priceless.
I feel sorry for the dumba**es who full for their line.
Pedro
 Oct 10th, 2013
"Windows Support" Saying he would help me with computer issues on my computer. Very strong India Accent.
William T
 Oct 09th, 2013
SCAM! He said he was calling from Windows to help me fix my computer. He wanted me to download AMMYY and gain remote access to my computer. I started downloading it, wised up, cancelled it and found out it was a scam. I called the number back and he answered and said US pharmacy. LIAR! I told him if he didn't repent he was going to hell. Makes me mad. He called back and tried again. NO SHAME! ugh!
Lily
 Oct 08th, 2013
Got message about windows computer messing up and asked if I wanted to do something about it.
I said I sure did that I'd call the police.
He wasn't prepared for that and hung up.
DR
 Oct 08th, 2013
Got a call saying he is from Windows and my computer is messing up. Now, how in the hell does he know anything about what my computer is doing? I think that's very low to lie like that. Probably to get personal information. I hung up....assho--.

Very strong Indian accent.
GROB
 Oct 08th, 2013
Just got a call from this number. Answered and someone that does not speak english as a first language stammered on about "our windows computer having issues". He then said "do you have windows"...to which I replied: "If you are calling regarding a windows issue that you should know what we have you scam artist, take us off the list".
Melinda
 Oct 07th, 2013
The number came across as a local call,but when the person on the other end responded to my "hello" he had a strong middle eastern accent. He then hung up.
RCT
 Oct 07th, 2013
They says your computer is downloading unwanted files, I asked which comp. they says window 7 and they want me to go on one website and download something to remove files and they claim that they are calling from Windows(BS). I asked them which comp. they are talking about Desktop or laptop they said laptop and when I told them i don't have a laptop they hanged.
Ash
 Oct 04th, 2013
I didn't recognize the number so my answering machine picked up. They left no message.
N
 Oct 03rd, 2013
Didn't recognize number didn't answer, no message left.
Ted
 Oct 02nd, 2013
Answered the phone they hung up without talking
Rocco
 Oct 02nd, 2013

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