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So I just got a call from a microsoft tech who said he needed to run a diagnostic on my pc and wanted me to turn it on

This happened to any one else?

I was not at home and I told him just to e-mail me the info

Is some one trying to scam me?

What questions should I ask them so that I can confirm they are legit?
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I can't think of any reason Microsoft would call a random person asking for access.

Don't do it.
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FAKKKKKEEEEE tongue.gif

They are all fake just either put the phone down or play with them and dont do anything

Mcirosoft WILL NEVER call you

They will ask you to install osmething to get them insto your computer
Edited by Ulquiorra - 4/21/12 at 11:59am
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, no. That is BS.

You should however mess with the guy and screw around with him. thumb.gif
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I did mess with him a bit...asking him for his id # his SS# and what my win cd key was, then I told him I didnt him I that I turned on my computer but that I didnt have/use the internet, every time he just said" I need to run a diagnostic"


But after I hung up and he said he would email me the inso I wondered if they were bring proactive about the june 9th malware thing

Btw he was indian

Sent from my finger tips
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they always are indian or around that area. i got one saying they got reports come through from my pc to them about warning and errors, and they wanted to protect my pc. they got me to open event viewer and asked me how many warning and errors there where and when i told them they went oh my lord lol.

they said they needed to clean my pc and could do it online and then they told me how much it would cost. i just laughed and said people like you make me sick and put the phone down lol
post #7 of 22
They are scam calls from Indians. They call you and try to explain that they're hackers and your computer is infected with malware.
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I once told one of those callers that I would seek out them and their family and children and murder them all. The lady got all crazy cussing me out saying she'd kill me first. It was pretty funny from my end.
    
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Scam XD
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tut thats a bit far,

My favoruite is one who called me and tryed to connect from his home ISP line, just did a whois and went .. so i work for SOCA and i can see your in my district, and just read him as accurate as his nearst exchage he swore and then sounded quite worried .... ahh fun times
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