Microsoft Calls

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  1. vze2mp9g

    vze2mp9g MDL Senior Member

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    Hello,
    I have no idea where to post this question. Maybe someone has a similar issue. Today I received a phone call from UNKNOWN, that's what the caller ID showed.

    (888) 589-6603​
    when I picked up the phone, it was an automated caller announcing that they were Microsoft, and it went on to say that I was in violation of "something" and I should call a specific number to remedy, and I hung up.

    This happened two other times this year.

    Thank You.
     
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  2. genenioo

    genenioo MDL Addicted

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    A scam, plain and simple, just like those well publicized scams from the 'IRS.'
     
  3. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Some time ago "Microsoft" called me and said I had a virus on my computer,
    I thanked them for the excellent service and told them i'm now going to run a virus scan on all my Linux only machines :D
     
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  4. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    did it had an hindu accent? :biggrin:
     
  5. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    Yep, I think it was from the callcenter in New Delhi, or was it Mumbai?, don't remember :biggrin:
     
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  6. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    was it this guys;)

    [​IMG]
     
  7. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I talked with an Indian guy from MS one time. Said his name was Bob.
     
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  8. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    Strange, I talked to an Asian guy from MS one time, his name was Bob too?
     
  9. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Must be the clone , Bob (2) too
     
  10. sevenacids

    sevenacids MDL Addicted

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    And seriously: If they were really accusing you to violate "something", you wouldn't get a call from some call center, you'd get mail from some of their lawyers or probably police would show up with a search warrant (the latter depends on how big this "something" is) :D
     
  11. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    That's nothing. Innumerable times I had won first prize in a lottery I had not participated in. If only I had claimed it! I'd only have to reveal my bank account data and I'd be rich. Yet, negligent me is still poor...
     
  12. sagem

    sagem MDL Novice

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    lol dam I wish I had those type of calls.
    hay if it was a female you could piss them right off and say it was a sex line and it would cost them so much just for ringing.
    lucky me
    we have a phone system only numbers that we know of can ring
    all those blocked numbers don't even ring thru they do get told by ower system that the number they ring from is blocked.
    only close friends and family have ower number its even unlisted
     
  13. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Where is that number coming from? Can it be traced? I wouldn't be surprised the Microsoft call thing would soon end in bad faith with this type of issues.
     
  14. maddog0266

    maddog0266 MDL Expert

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    That call thing is just BS.
    MS does not do cold calling.
     
  15. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #16 PhaseDoubt, Sep 6, 2016
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    Mine did. And after I'd toyed with him for a while with my Linux VM, I got a dose of what I think was Hindu cursing. They're all total Bravo Sierra and get ignored ... usually. ;)
     
  16. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    http://www.whitepages.com/phone/1-888-589-6603
     
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  17. makin.ditch

    makin.ditch MDL Member

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    I had to actually think about a call I got a couple weeks ago. They actually had my serial number and stuff, claimed to be Dell. Claimed my laptop was reporting errors to Dell, haha. Fortunately I have no Dell software on my laptop so unless they were sitting with me I knew it was BS. I was somewhat troubled by the fact they had my shipping address and serial number so I told them my laptop was at home and I was out of town. They called back and I thanked them, told them I had found a virus and removed it. I could hear the disappointment in his voice.
    I phoned Dell and complained that their customer information was not secure but they didn't seem to care.
     
  18. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    some times they spoof the number u cant tell were is coming from.....from my experience their always indian.
     
  19. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    #20 PhaseDoubt, Sep 6, 2016
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    [FONT=&amp]I got a call from Bob too! After a short while, I got tired of playing him and hung up. Not ten minutes later, the same guy called saying his was Fred. When I asked Fred how he could be Bob ten minutes ago how was he now Fred, I heard what sounded like muted broken English cussin’ just before the line went dead.[/FONT]