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I received A phone call scam about someone who needed to do something to my computer I realize this is a scam I was wondering If anyone else was getting it. I was lucky enough to record it
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K1gXy8ZM0I
Please spread the word of this type of scam Malwarebytes has a article on it here
Malware Bytes Article: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/fraud-scam/2013/04/phone-scammers-call-the-wrong-guy-get-mad-and-trash-pc/


PS. I didnt know what Category to put this under
 
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Getting it?

Hundreds of times a year Down Under, all from india or the Phillipines. And we all know about it. Been going on for fifteen years.
 
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Did you watch the video I recorded It was sooo hard not to laugh while on the phone :)
 
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I get calls like this at least twice a month. If I have time I like to keep these scum on the phone for as long as possible.
I've had a few of them quite irate by the end of the call, it always brightens my day. If I can keep them on the phone then they are not bothering someone who might fall for their crap.
 
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I purchased a call blocker...solved the problem for me.
 
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Do Not Call Registers etc do not work Down Under as the calls come from overseas.

Now great news should have mention it earlier! Our scammers have overcome the 'I have a Mac' problem by introducing this service for us. Have a read:-

Telstra scam now available for Mac!
 

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LOL Harry, it's so nice to be loved by the scammers. :Evil:
 
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Charlie it is quite beyond me why Telstra, the National Carrier, allow scammers calls in from overseas using their brand name.
 

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Probably because Telstra can not tell the difference when an oversea call comes in. Besides, phone carriers really don't care about protecting you and I against scammers, they're in the business to make money. We have to protect ourselves.

I can remember the many battles I fought with AT&T when they were the only long distance carrier in the US. :Shouting:
 

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Besides, phone carriers really don't care about protecting you and I against scammers, they're in the business to make money.
When you pay $39/mo for 600MB of LTE data, this becomes abundantly clear (I was even greeted by a rep from Fido who said, on seeing that my plan was no longer offered, to hold onto it since they now charge more for less). ;)
 

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I can remember the many battles I fought with AT&T when they were the only long distance carrier in the US. :Shouting:

:) One battle I had with AT&T. Don't know what it is now since the wife has been paying all the bills for the last, oh, a bunch of years - but at that time their billing was a month in advance. e.g. they wanted payment on June 1 for service that did not begin until July 1... I didn't pay them until June 7. I received another bill on June 21 showing their receipt of the payment for my July service, but wanted me to pay a late fee for paying for my July service only 3 weeks instead of 4 weeks in advance. That's simply not happening I explained to them as they passed me up their chain of command.
 
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