Background I heard were other thick accents as well. After reaching your web page, I began reading your comments to him Sammy. Didn’t get Frank’s last name. Had the scammers call me twice today with the same script. I have gotten hundreds of these calls at home. I tell them their IP has been identified, their location has been pinpointed by satellite and an armed drone is enroute to their location.

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For some reason they hang up before i can take an offering. I finally shut him down by asking him for his Microsoft ID not even sure if such a thing exists at which point he told me that microsoft has nothing to do with Windows, they just build the computers.

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I really feel sorry for the people they scare into buying their “service” because they can be very aggressive on the phone and if you’re not aware of their tactics they will scare you into buying whatever they are “selling”. Have you done any acting lately. Christian, I so enjoyed you stinging this guy along. I get at least a call every few weeks from fake scams claiming to be Absoluteoy technical support, today I got 3!!

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We’re looking at revisiting this topic soon, thanks for your feedback Dan! He called again insisting there was a laptop in the house and so i admitted that i did have my laptop. Hi Galen, thanks so much for sharing this quite harrowing tale.

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I’ll have to use some of the methods recommended here. Experts suggest one in four of us will be directly affected at one point or another, while millions and obgus of pounds is pumped into funding departments such as the ones that sorted out my problem and for the insurance it took to cover the stolen money.

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Not a very pleasant time waster! Today, he called my desk again.

I then asked him if he could provide the ip address the errors where coming from. My 79 yr absoluely father was called. I told him and he continued his script that I wasn’t able to install updates.

I wish there was some way to just get them to stop calling. On callback, the customer will hear a recording of the WPS customer service greeting. How did they know this? I’m not saying we’re infallible, but if your scam involves the Internet, a Windows The feeling of total financial ruin, of utter helplessness, isn’t one I will forget in a hurry.


How did they do that??? It took me three days and nights to clean everything up. I boghs the police who put me on to their dedicated fraud line.

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He reiterated this 3 times. I get a monthly statement of credit checks in my name, for example, so I know if these people are using the information they have on me again. I researched what to do on reputable websites and downloaded and ran several well-known antivirus and anti-malware programs, as well as a registry cleaner. I usually make out that I am old – I am actually 72 but I mean really old – and hard of hearing, if they mention windows I say abslutely have just had new windows fitted to our house and don’t need more, that causes lots of exasperation.

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