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gingyer

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Help!! I have upset someone
« on: June 16, 2012, 01:53:15 PM »

I am in a bit of a situation......
Some nice woman from Asia way just phoned
To tell me that my computer was sending out viruses and offered to help, if I gave her my IP address
And passwords. When I said that would be great do you want some money placed in a Nigerian bank she got confused.
I then told her what she can do with the offer of help but she said I was being rude and offensive >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
And hung up  :D :D

In all seriousness though they nearly got my mum a few months back with this scam, luckily my sister was there
And stopped her giving out details (not very switched on about computer scams).  I thought that I would share just as
A warning for others of the scam :-))
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 02:54:51 PM »

You?? rude and offensive?
In the words of Victor Meldrew...."I don`t believe it" {-) {-)
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 03:23:44 PM »

Nearly got my Dad last month, but fortunately he twigged it before giving anything out to them... <*< <*< <*<
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 03:47:50 PM »

I led one up the garden path for about eight minutes before informing him I was not actually connected to the internet, and how exactly did my PC contact Microsoft without an internet connection?
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 04:07:56 PM »


I did the same before i told him that I ran Linux OS . he was muttering someting as I hung up ?  {-)
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 04:08:12 PM »

I usually congratulate them for having contacted the world's rudest man. If they don't get the message I then begin to prove it to them. Serves 'em right for ignoring TP, don't it?
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2012, 04:10:14 PM »

'Hello, we've noticed you've got multiple errors with your windows PC, blahblahblah'

5 minutes later I tell them I've got a Mac. Keeps them on their toes ;)
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2012, 04:28:20 PM »

Last time I had this I told them I used a Sinclair Spectrum with a modem , the idiot still tried to get me to give him access to "fix the windows errors".......... DOH !!!
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2012, 04:30:43 PM »

Also get the 'we've noticed you haven't taken advantage of the free loft insulation scheme', but only while at work. In an industrial unit. Which they have to use a multiple choice answer machine to call through {-)
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2012, 05:08:00 PM »

I get 2 or 3 of these a day.  They evade the Telephone Preference Service by calling from abroad, knowing BT are not allowed to block international calls.  No one I know abroad has a witheld number.  I also have a caller display on my phone, so if it shows "International" and number "Witheld" I know it's a scam and simply don't answer it. 
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2012, 05:19:22 PM »

I'd better not ring you for a chat then Bob... %% %% %%
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2012, 12:31:15 AM »

I am in a bit of a situation......
Some nice woman from Asia way just phoned
To tell me that my computer was sending out viruses and offered to help, if I gave her my IP address
And passwords. When I said that would be great do you want some money placed in a Nigerian bank she got confused.
I then told her what she can do with the offer of help but she said I was being rude and offensive >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
And hung up  :D :D

In all seriousness though they nearly got my mum a few months back with this scam, luckily my sister was there
And stopped her giving out details (not very switched on about computer scams).  I thought that I would share just as
A warning for others of the scam :-))
I,m surprised she understood Weegie, {-)one of my sons now lives in weegieland, and i,m finding it quite a strain on my lugs just to get the full gist of what he,s sayin,
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Re: Help!! I have upset someone
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2012, 01:19:06 AM »

I keep getting calls about refunding my 5000 protection payment from a 2004 loan.
They have my address, my wifes name etc ............ they really do
......and could I just give them my bank details so they can transfer the money immediately O0

I really do wish I had taken a loan out in 2004 because I could really do with that 5000 the very poor English speaking gentleman has ready for me.

Dave
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