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be wary phone scam

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:20 am
by ve3pav
tonite i got a call from someone claiming to from windows microsoft.they said my computer was causing issues with bad drivers on my computer and they wanted to check if the drivers are up to date.i don't know how they would know if i did have a problem.something didn't feel right so i told them
i didn't need any help and i hung up.so if you get a call be careful.

Re: be wary phone scam

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:06 am
by VA3CIC
We got two of these scam calls in the last week. Chinese/
Asian female with very poor English.

Being the second type of call, I was prepared.

I let her ramble on, asking "dumb" questions to spur her on.

After about 5 minutes+, I asked her how she could help me on my iMac?

"CLICK", dial tone.