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New computer scam ?

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Adrian Jansen, May 20, 2010.

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  1. Interesting gambit:

    Get rung up by a voice with a thick accent ( you can guess the origin )
    claiming that my computer is generating errors and reporting them to
    M$soft. Offers to send a technician to help fix the errors and restore
    computer to "full working order". Cannot give details about which
    computer is generating the errors. Cannot send a transcript of the
    error log to me - does not know my email address. But has my name,
    street address and phone number - which anyone can get by looking in the
    phone book. Assumes my computer is running Windoze, but does not know
    which version. Suggests I run the error log report using eventwvr,
    which does show a few errors and warnings, but then I know about those,
    and M$soft specifically says that errors from this log are never sent to
    M$soft.

    A good way of getting a bit of work and money ?

    An even better way of getting entry to a house with a view to casing the
    joint ?

    Maybe I'm just too suspicious.
     
  2. Mauried

    Mauried Guest


    Its a very common scam.
    The aim is to convince you to sign up to a maintenence deal involving
    you handing over your CC details to the "maintenence " company.
     
  3. Thanks.
    Thats what I thought.
     
  4. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    not at all, most of this stuff is scams these days.

    first thing he should know is your IP address, as this is the only
    method of ID anyway.

    http://www.whatismyip.com/

    if he doesn't have this, then you aren't reporting errors to him.

    Cheers Don...


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  5. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Nope, just another scam.
     
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