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#1 Old Buzzard

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 04:33 PM

Hi, I'm new to this site and couldn't find a topic that covered my enquiry. I have been approached via cold calling tele sales from three different companies claiming to be authorised MS Windows certified technicians. They tell me my warranty has expired and I need to take out a contract with them to prevent my computer from slowing down (which it is not doing) - they get you to look at a warnings list which looks horrendous with several red warnings. But are they real? The seem to offer support for anthing from 35 for 6 months up to 300 for 4 years support. Are these just scams and if so why do we get no warnings about them?

Anyone else had dealings with these firms?

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 10:35 PM

Probably total b-s. What do they mean by warranty has expired. On what? Windows 7 just came out.

why do we get no warnings about them?

Maybe because it is a new enough scam that it hasn't been picked up. Does the UK have something similar to the Better Business Bureau where you could check?

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:06 PM

maybe look into the do not call list if that exists in the uk as well.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 12:20 AM

Wow! :huh:
What people won't do to make a dis-honest buck?

Don't believe that scam for one moment. :huh:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 03:09 PM

Hah...nice scam...like groovicus said...it's BS. Don't believe it.
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:07 PM

Thanks for your comments - you have been a great help and I am now following up your suggestions for sites in the UK like those mentioned in the USA.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:50 PM

Thanks for your comments - you have been a great help and I am now following up your suggestions for sites in the UK like those mentioned in the USA.



Microsoft or any of its partners would never cold call people, all their after is your financial details to scam you different to the usual anti-virus scams that have been going around for some time.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:43 AM

Had one of these calls about 18 months or so ago. They get you to look at Task manager and such things that a lot of people wouldn't know much about and then tell you that some things shouldn't be there unless using them. I can't remember all that he went on about but I led him on for about half an hour and then told him very politely :huh: where to go. It is a scam, do a search on net of company they say they are. It possibly seems they are a computer repair company but try to rope people in to getting things fixed that don't need fixing.
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