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Those computer phone scammers tried to call me again...


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#1 HelpIGotScammed

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 03:52 PM

...and I was ready for them. They almost wrecked my mom's bank account and my computer last year at almost this same date. (Last year's was June 21, 2014.)

 

I messed with them this time without letting them into my computer. It's amazing how abusive they get when you confront them. I'd hate to think of what they could have done to my computer if I let them in before I called them on their bulls***.

 

I managed to waste about 13 minutes of this guy's time!

 


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 05:37 AM

Not answering any questions and hanging up the telephone is the best way to deal with phone scammers...then report them to the appropriate authorities.


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 02:45 PM

Well done on wasting the scammer's time, that's 13 minutes in which he wasn't able to call someone who might have fallen victim.
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Posted 02 July 2015 - 03:26 PM

The Lay Minister at my local church came up with a good reply to one of these scammers.

She said - 'I will love to talk to you about this, but first I want to talk about the lord Jesus Christ'. That made them hang up faster than any profanity would have!

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 04:42 AM

The Lay Minister at my local church came up with a good reply to one of these scammers.
She said - 'I will love to talk to you about this, but first I want to talk about the lord Jesus Christ'. That made them hang up faster than any profanity would have!

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 10:24 AM

Because ducks love bacon.

I've never received one of these calls, and would follow quietmans advice, unless my mental health issues got in the way.

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Posted 04 July 2015 - 01:23 PM

I had the same here yesterday 03/07/2015 that was in the UK, my auntie is a chief inspector for the Met so I reported it to the fraud detection, but they cannot be traced. What's worse, he had my full name, plus we are not listed in the phone directory.


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 02:50 PM

If you use any form of social media on a regular basis...your personal information becomes public and is more easily accessible to anyone who wants it. Then include all the information the government collects but fails to adequately guard, privacy becomes a thing of the past.
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Posted 05 July 2015 - 03:40 AM

My mate yesterday, allowed one access via Team Viewer, no credit card info given, does he need to do anything to stop them accessing his computer in the future without his knowledge? He has scanned with HitmanPro, Malwarebytes and Emsisoft all okay.....



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Posted 05 July 2015 - 03:42 AM

Thank you Quietman7 (hope this is correct way of addressing you) for the info, it's a scary world. Tony 



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Posted 05 July 2015 - 06:34 AM

This is a hilarious video, i can imagine how thiefs today react to these scam phone calls.

 


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Posted 05 July 2015 - 06:41 AM

My mate yesterday, allowed one access via Team Viewer, no credit card info given, does he need to do anything to stop them accessing his computer in the future without his knowledge?

He should say no and hang up immediately if they call again asking for access to his computer.

Thank you Quietman7 (hope this is correct way of addressing you) for the info, it's a scary world. Tony

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 10:25 AM

I've had a lot of these scam calls. They all come from the same phone number (646 612-3456).


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 04:14 PM

Since the calls can come from almost anywhere, various numbers are used.
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