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Microsoft Security Scam.... Bewarned
on: September 10, 2012, 02:58:11 PM
microsoft security phone scam


well ive had a scam call today :D
new my sir name

Apparently my pc is sending reports to microsoft that my pc is infected with trojan horses and the like and my hard drives 49% corrupt.

And they work for microsoft security.... mmmmm like f##k

So because of security and the fact my pc is sending error reports i ask them for my public ip address. they give me a partial network card address..... hmmm. yeah thats correct.... pmsl

time to have some fun....

they tried to get me to download a third party remote desktop program... So i ask why they are not doing this through windows remote desktop !!
then ask them what revision of windows I am running. Not a clue.

ok... play along. waste their time.

where are you based ? glasgow. hmm. funniest sounding glaswegian accent ive heard. positively indian/pakistan sounding. in fact understandable, not like your born n bred tollcross glaswegian

ok ive typed in what youve asked and the computer is saying i dont have administative rights to download anything.

big pause...

tries again to get me to download a third party piece of software... sorry everytime i click download it says i dont have administrative rights.

which hard drive is corrupt please ? if the hard drive is 49% corrupt then i may be better running western digitals smart tools on the said hard drive and swop it out.

how many hard drives are there he asked.
6 in a raid 5 configuration.

can you go to

ok there.

download please...

sorry dont have administrative rights.

please wait..

can you reboot pc.... ok

right im at login.. please type in admin password. sorry i dont have that. are you the sole user of the computer...
no. my partners computer and she is the computer administrator at derbyshire police

I see...

couldnt get off the phone quick enough.

Be warned...


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Re: Microsoft Security Scam.... Bewarned
Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 04:35:14 PM
Love it :047:Had a similar call just before leaving for work. I'm afraid I didn't have your patience and just rung off
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Re: Microsoft Security Scam.... Bewarned
Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 07:12:36 PM
My Mum had one of these and surprisingly was able to suss it.

I say "surprisingly" because one week after buying her laptop
she rang me and told me it had gone off.
I established that she'd been using it a few hours and that it had
just shutdown and wouldn't turn on again.

I then asked if she'd charged the battery...


So told her to plug it in and she says "oh I thought it was wireless"