got a call
They called me and asked me if I was Lisa
they called me too. don't know who it is. im in illionois
This effer keeps calling my house phone and I don't pick up numbers I don't know. I've gotten calls like this from other area codes too and it's "Microsoft support" but I do I.T. for a living and I know a scam. These people are the scum of the earth.
If it is the scam I have heard about , they say they can fix it remotely then if you give them enough info they hen can control you computer or get into it later to steal other stuff ( Info) that is on your computer.
Spoofed and untraceable internet number, perhaps from South Asia, perhaps domestic. End of story.
Call showed up as 986-2014. Claimed to be tech support or something from Microsoft, saying that my computer has a virus. Asked about frequency of internet usage. Wanted me to delete files or something. I hung up.
Computer scam, says he is from Microsoft and your operating system has a virus. Tell them you are using Linux and hang up. Don't fall into the trap!!!
another weird scam call
This number calls and doesnt leave a message or hangs up when asked who they are.
says he is with Microsoft and my computer has a problem. I told him to keep talking as I was recording and tracing this call for the BBB he hung up. I have blocked this number now.
No message left. Annoying
I've been receiving the same call I told him that I'm going to call the police and report him and he hung up on me. I blocked the number.
This person calls many times a week, he says he is with Microsoft and my computer has a problem. I then has hang up. My computer is find. What scam is this now? He has an accent like he is from India.
Pray for these people. Pray that they accept Jesus as their Savior. Then they can use their time for good and to serve others instead of annoying them. Pray and see what God will do?
Shows up as Lakeland Medical in St Joseph Missouri this has happened to me before and the medical center put something on their page stating it is a big scam.
A woman named Sarah called me today asking for my father in law. This "scam" keeps calling me from a different # every time. As soon as I said I know you're a scam, she hung up on me.
I Got a call from this number this morning at 9:17am, I didn't answer it knowing it may was a scam by the Number an the state it was , and they Left NO Message.
Called cell, didn't recognize, didn't answer, no message...routine.
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•is seeking payment on a debt for a loan you do not recognize;
•refuses to give you a mailing address or phone number;
•asks you for personal financial or sensitive information; or
•exerts high pressure to try to scare you into paying, such as threatening to have you arrested or to report you to a law enforcement agency.
If you think that a caller may be a fake debt collector:
•Ask the caller for his name, company, street address, and telephone number. Tell the caller that you refuse to discuss any debt until you get a written "validation notice." The notice must include the amount of the debt, the name of the creditor you owe, and your rights under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
If a caller refuses to give you all of this information, do not pay! Paying a fake debt collector will not always make them go away. They may make up another debt to try to get more money from you.
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