Me too. They didn't leave a message. Called like 4 times
This number keeps coming up on my caller ID. Whoever it is is calling 5 or 6 times a day.
How do I stop it? I'm willing to take legal action.
Its a scam and all they want is your money! They have no way of knowing whats going on with your computer and No legitimate company cold calls like this. The scam usually entails them taking you to your event viewer which is a internal monitor that logs events on your computer.. Oh sure, you will see the error's logged, but its all a scam to get you to allow them access to your computer. The event viewer is only doing its job and its there for a real tech to look through should you actually have a problem. Then they want remote access! They usually turn your anti virus program off and give you a big spiel, then inform you they want a small fee to fix it.. several hundred dollars of course! Meanwhile, they have access to all your computer and could be gleaning personal info, downloading stuff to your computer to turn it into a zombie computer to spam folks..
The only persons who should be touching your computer is you, your manufacturer, Real Windows support that you have called and/or maybe a real live tech you see face to face!
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Cold-Call-Tech ... on-150170.shtml
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/were-window ... scam-6C10631331
Same as all the above- call from this number, very heavy accent, said his name was Ray, wouldn't give me his company's website unless I agreed to let them "help me with my windows problems" . He got really angry when I told him I was exercising my rights under the TCPA and was requesting a copy of their Do Not Call Policy and that I would expect to never get another phone call from them. He immediately told me that a scammer wouldn't be calling like this and that we wasn't trying to scam me (which was interesting since I never mentioned being scammed!) I googled HelpTech 247, the company he said he worked for and my Norton identified their websites as being unsafe. Stay clear and DO NOT go to their website for help with your computer.
This call was hilarious! The caller ID stated "Georgia", normally I can't be bothered with answering calls that come in like this, I was bored and figured why not mess with them? I answered it, and after a slight delay, a man with a thick, possibly Indian accent, told me that there was questionable use of my computer. I asked him what my IP address was, interrupting his obvious long spiel that he was either reading or well rehearsed. , and he gave me a generic one that most companies use (those with internal access to the wireless router). It was wrong of course. Then I asked him, "how is it my computer is giving off such an address, seeing as my computer is issued by the police department I work for, and that it has a different IP address? (Its untraceable)", By the way, this is true, I wasn't just bluffing. He stammered a bit, and said "well, uh, uh, we can hack i!t" and then hung up quickly. Nice try idiot.
By the way, his number and IP address ARE traceable, at least through my resources. Something tells me HE is going to have problems with his computer. Ah, the perks of the job.
001 is not a valid exchange, only the stupidest ones spoof numbers like this, and I always block them (I wrote a program that blocks ALL invalid numbers).
It's easy to stop these scammers dead, simply DON'T ANSWER any calls you don't recognize. Let your machine pick up, these scumbags never leave messages, but if it's someone legitimate they will.
I just got the same call. After asking him 3 times to repeat what company he was calling for (couldn't make it out through the accent), I finally heard Microsoft. Ran him in circles for a few minutes and then told him I'm so glad Microsoft has so much time and money to have someone call on these issues and that I was sure it would all be on the official website that I promised to check on before I hung up. Of course, no one from Microsoft would admit to that many errors in their system to begin with, but that is a different story. I was really tempted to drag him on and start making up stuff, but I didn't have the time.
Just received a call from "Paul Walker, ID #1250 regarding a problem with my computer. Said something had gotten into it that needed to be cleaned out. Offered to help me go through the "fix". Said we were using windows software and they were monitoring it. Sounded off to me. Told him I would give info to my computer guy. Didn't trust him. Ended call.
Scam. 'Mike' from 'PC Reserve' calling about viruses on my computer. Funny how they know I have viruses, but don't know I'm not running Windows. Heavy Indian accent, second call I've received today (from different numbers). Do NOT give these guys any info or access to your computer!
Second call received from a guy with an Indian accent. Called Norton to ask if they would ever initiate a call regarding a computer problem and they said absolutely not! This is a scam. They wanted bank account info from my husband in order to 'fix' the problem. Why would I give this guy access to my computer and bank account information! I tried to call the number back to get the name but call would not go through.
For me, it was pcspeedy. It's a scam. Last week he was "Microsoft", this week he is "PCSpeedy.com". Same guy, thick accent, both times.
We got a call from this number "Jenny" said that there was something wrong with my computer. I asked "To whom are you looking for?" She said the owner of the phone number. So, I gave it to my brother the computer wiz. She said they had been through our files and such and found things on his computer that weren't safe. We asked which computer because we have three. The amount of times she stopped talking he kept saying "Hello?" she kept repeating her name, company and that there were things on our computer. Eventually after she stopped answering for the filth time and my brother saying "Jenny are you there? Don't leave me Jenny!" we finally hung up. Very strong Indian ancient. Good for a laugh though.
Heavy accented Indian man called telling me there was problems with my computer and when I told him I know computers very well he kept insisting I needed to be at my computer. So I told him to take me off his calling list. He told me he would not and that I shouldn't be rude. I told him by law he had to take me off and he said he was going to law school and I was the. Moron who needed to study law. I ask to speak to his supervisor and he refused and then hung up on me. TOTAL SCAM
Has to be a scam! Just got a call from the same guy with a heavy Indian accent. He told me that he is calling in regards to my Windows 7 computer ( don't own one ha ha) I told him to take me of his list and he responded in a very calm way "Get lost Mother F....) I hang up the phone and dialed his number and received a recorded message "This is a non working number" Would be interesting to know how they can mask the calls.
I came to this board after I entered the number in Google
Same people called me and my husband and I told the lady she was full of********* and she gave the phone to the guy and gave me the name Paul W
walker ID#1250 with PC Speedy and I ask well how did u get my # cause it's not published and I just got my phone he said they have there ways and that they would only charge me 195.00 and to give him my credit card # needless to say I told them to f***off and hung up.
Message about a problem with my home pc. I played along a little but it just wasn't worth it so i hung up on them. they called back.
called trying to convince me that I have something wrong with my windows pc, my files security has been compromised and blablabla - obviously reading a script. I used a thicker accent than his and played along for a while until he got annoyed, called me a BIG son of a b**** ( even funnier when said with an accent + I bet this was not in his script) and then he hanged up. it was fun while it lasted though.
To the person who placed that call: dude, don't take it so personally, you job is [***] and your script needs refining. don't say you're calling ALL Microsoft users - that kinda gave it away. please call anytime, I had you on speaker phone and the whole family had a good laugh!
I wonder if this is somehow an international number with a US area code, given the fact that the prefix starts with a 0? I didn't answer and don't plan to.
My 8 month old computer crashed this weekend and my wonderful husband worked through the night getting it back up and running. Interestingly this morning, I get a call from a "HelpTech 24/7 Computer" saying we need to take care of our computer now it is urgent and starts verifying my information! I asked him how he got my information and he says it isn't just me, they are calling everyone that uses Windows.
He was very pushy and insisted I talk to him now. He spoke broken English but his accent wasn't too heavy. He sounded to be from the Middle East but well acclimated in the states? Kind of like the guy in "Short Circuit" (Johnny number 5).
When I said "No I can't talk to you, I am busy", he said "you don't have 10 minutes for me to help you? You are sitting in front of your computer now, aren't you?" I said, "NO and NO! I don't have time for this, I am busy with the children", then he said" I will call you back in 10 minutes?" I said "NO, I have children ALL day. I will call you back when I have time." He got frustrated and made sure to tell me to ask for HIM by name and nobody else. Psht! I am not calling him back. I do have a number and name though, maybe I should turn him in to someone.? I stayed on the line to get information from him, just in case. Although, I really wanted to hang up on him. But he does know my name, address, and phone number.
I asked him what company he was with, like HP or Emachines or something and he just kept saying (insert accent) "I am Patrick Sanders from HelpTech 24/7 Computer". His number is 1-800-935-0714 employee # 1375 but he called from 1-229-012-2089.
He didn't mention my husband and when I told him it already crashed he said "SEE this is what I am trying to say to you! ITS YOUR FAULT! You are responsible if it happens", I said yes. I have already paid for it. JERK!
Whenever I get calls and I don't know the number I don.t answer it on my cell. I got a call from 229 021 2089, I should have answered it since my son and I have great fun with those boobs. My son is Microsoft Certified and works on computers almost daily. Usually I act very surprised and frantic and hand the phone to him. He pretends he is in front of the computer and starts asking them questions that are not on their script. It is all too comical and great fun. If by accident I answer the phone and get one of them when my son isn't at home, I ask "Which computer, I have 5" or "I don't understand, I don't have a computer". Either answer puts them into brain lock and they don't know how to answer and just hang up. We have also used "Gomez speaking" and when they tell me they are calling from Microsoft about a virus, I hold the phone a little way from my mouth and say, "Get a trace started and put Special Agent Taylor on line 6, we got them, hurry". Needless to say they hang up.