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Offline duh

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Trojan Horse Warning from Microsoft - it's a scam!
« on: Mar 16, 2021, 05:20:14 PM »
I just got this the other day a warning from Microsoft popped up on my computer.  It said to call this number 1-(844)293-1825 this is a scam, DON'T DO IT.  The guy got so upset with me he finally asked me how much I had in my checking account.  Took me long enough to figure it out.  I have Norton 360 with LifeLock but I still don't feel secure. I've reported it to the FBI cybercrimes.  Good luck staying safe.
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Re: Trojan Horse Warning from Microsoft - it's a scam!
« Reply #1 on: Mar 16, 2021, 05:29:45 PM »
Did they sound indian (from India)?

If so, yep lots of those.

Edit: never call, or if they call, hang up without saying anything.
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Re: Trojan Horse Warning from Microsoft - it's a scam!
« Reply #2 on: Mar 17, 2021, 08:31:48 AM »
Yeah, it's amazing that there are people still trying these scams.  I get 2 or 3 calls a week from a so-called DirecTV rep saying that my account qualifies me for a 50% reduction in the bill.  Of course it comes with at least a $50 a month increase and then they ask you to pay with a gift card.  Of course it's a scam with lots of info on the internet about it, but they still try.
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Re: Trojan Horse Warning from Microsoft - it's a scam!
« Reply #3 on: Mar 18, 2021, 10:56:06 PM »
Johnny's gotten 2 calls lately with a guy saying he's from Duke Power (our power company) and that our bill is past due and our power is being cut off in 1 hour if we don't pay a certain amount "right now."  The first time he just hung up.  The 2nd time he went along with the guy but said he didn't have a credit or debit card.  They guy told him he could meet him in person and would take cash.  Do people really fall for this???

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Re: Trojan Horse Warning from Microsoft - it's a scam!
« Reply #4 on: Mar 24, 2021, 06:42:03 AM »
well yeah I'm gullible.

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Re: Trojan Horse Warning from Microsoft - it's a scam!
« Reply #5 on: Mar 24, 2021, 09:10:21 AM »
well yeah I'm gullible.

There are plenty of people on Youtube that scam the scammers, some even wipe scammers hard drive. There is even one video where a police captain was chatting with one, which the scammer had no idea who he was talking to, not that long distance made any difference.

 

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