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Thread: Windows P.C. Repair Scam

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    Dave Henderson
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    Windows P.C. Repair Scam

    Has anyone else had a call from people presenting themselves as Windows Authorised P.C Repair specialists ? They tell you that they received information that your P.C is running slow and that they will repair it for you at no cost. I spoke with an "Alex" and "Helena" (Unusual Indian names)based in Dame Street, Dublin Ph no. 01-4429620 and Helena looked for access to my P.C, which of course I didn't give her. The no. they phoned me on was 0023456789. They hung up when I suggested that they were more cowboys than Indians.

    Seemingly a lot of people have been conned by them, so just in case you haven't come across them yet, beware.

    Is there anything that can be done to stop these chancers?

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    Martin Russell
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    It's a scam. I've been getting them for a few months. Inititally, they just spouted their unbelivable shite about my PC being infected by a virus and I just hung up. However, lately, they are actually claiming to be Microsoft. It's a scam to get your personal information/credit card details or plant spyware on your PC.

    They appear to have an autodial system. If you answer, it takes a few seconds before you're connected to an agent. If you lift the phone and hear hold music, just hang up.

    This is classic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBfsdkGeMc8

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