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# 31 : Tuesday 4-1-2011 @ 20:13
 
 
The source of this shouldn't be too difficult to trace. But really why bother? Fifteen years ago doing whatever a random stranger tells you to do with your computer might be somewhat excusable in the very feeble-minded but these days there's really no excuse.
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# 32 : Tuesday 4-1-2011 @ 21:39
 
 
Yeah you speak some sense there but you would be surprised with the amount of people who actually fall for these scams.
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# 33 : Friday 28-1-2011 @ 14:50
 
 
The Data Protection Commission and Microsoft is warning of a phone scam operating in Ireland.

They say up to 300,000 calls have been made by a company which has Irish links and directors.

The commission is working with gardaí and the National Consumer Agency to initiate a prosecution against this firm.

Diarmuid Hallinan of the Data Protection Commission told Midlands 103 how the scam works.

He explained: "They'll try and persuade the customer to log onto a website to download a file…That file will be a virus or spyware which they'll use to try to capture personal information from you that they can sell."

They will also then ask for credit card details to pay for software to fix the virus that they claim to have found on the computer.
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# 34 : Friday 28-1-2011 @ 17:16
 
 
Is it Symantec?
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# 35 : Friday 28-1-2011 @ 18:21
 
 
That phone scam claiming to be from Microsoft is happening down here.
Lots of people are falling victims.
The calls are made through Skype.
Asking to get better broadband speed a small charge of €5 from your credit card.
You refuse, then they ask for remote access to your PC.
So they can fix the problem.


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# 36 : Saturday 29-1-2011 @ 00:53
 
 
One of the fuckers rang me this morning
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# 37 : Wednesday 29-6-2011 @ 10:05
 
 
Got a phone call similar to this, this morning. Said they had received info that our computer would crash due to viruses or something like that.
Had a foreign accent and claimed they were from London.

Naturally, me being one of the most suspicious people on Earth, they didnt get much further.

When I checked the number on the other phone we have, it said number unavailable. Surprise!
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# 38 : Wednesday 29-6-2011 @ 10:15
 
 
Did he have an Indian accent? I have constantly had calls from men and women with Indian accents claiming to be from Microsoft and asking me to go to a website specified by them to download a suppposed fix. They almost had me until I googled it and learned it was a scam.
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# 39 : Wednesday 29-6-2011 @ 10:36
 
 
Any unsolicited advice received that asks you to do things on your computer in order to 'improve things' is always a scam.
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# 40 : Wednesday 29-6-2011 @ 10:56
 
 
They've called our house twice and were talking to my mother both times. Lucky she didn't buy it, because she's one of those "Oh look! I'm the millionth visitor! My lucky day! *click*" types
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# 41 : Wednesday 29-6-2011 @ 11:48
 
 
My parents got this call a few weeks ago. I think its amazing that theyre ringing up people so brazenly.
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# 42 : Wednesday 29-6-2011 @ 12:36
 
 
Someone said :
My parents got this call a few weeks ago. I think its amazing that theyre ringing up people so brazenly.

Same here. They asked my mom did she have a computer in the house? She replied yes and THEN they told her that there was suspicious activity on it. My mom rings me and tells me this and then asks..

Where you on the internet porn?

Me: Aaaaah.....noooooo...

*cue ackward silence*
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# 43 : Wednesday 29-6-2011 @ 12:43
 
 
I've had the same guy call about 4 times. Great swearing practice.
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# 44 : Wednesday 29-6-2011 @ 12:59
 
 
Someone said :

Same here. They asked my mom did she have a computer in the house? She replied yes and THEN they told her that there was suspicious activity on it. My mom rings me and tells me this and then asks..

Where you on the internet porn?

Me: Aaaaah.....noooooo...

*cue ackward silence*


Classic Cosmo
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# 45 : Wednesday 29-6-2011 @ 13:08
 
 
My Mother fell for it. She didn't given them card details but her PC ended up with a nasty virus.
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