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First im sorry if this is the wrong thread to put this in

I got a call that was blocked and it was someone from India saying he was with windows and that I am sending viruses to there server. and they try to tell me to do stuff. I didn't do any of it because I think it was a scam.

Am I right
post #2 of 26
LOL
i think it is a scam, but just out of interest (no racism intended btw) did the guy sound indian? "call centres" explain this question imo lol
 
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Yes it's a scam. They almost got my mom too.
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post #4 of 26
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Well that's what he said

also sounded like that area
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Yes, it is a scam. they will try to get you to let them on your computer using a program like LogMeIn. Then they would show you the event viewer and says that the errors there indicate that there is a virus and try to sell you their "services". Just hang up on them.
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Yea I told them I had a mac they hung up soo fast lol

I hate that they did this 2 weeks in a row how do you stop them from calling! when the number is blocked
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LOL-good job:thumb:
    
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post #9 of 26
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I just looked up that article I knew it was a scam from the first place. Who says this is windows, usually they say this is Microsoft!
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I just looked up that article I knew it was a scam from the first place. Who says this is windows, usually they say this is Microsoft!

Main issue is that Microsoft does not know your phone number tongue.gif. There's no magic database that ties your copy of windows to an address or phone number.

Your ISP will actually tell you if you have a horrible virus, but it will be more of a "you got a virus that's slowing down the network bro, get rid of it or we shut you off!"
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