Hi, am calling from Microsoft. Your PC is infected

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On 1.8.2019, 15:37:37, black1 said:

They recently got a kid of a friend of my wife to download all this crap of theirs onto the computer.

Could you tell us what happened then, Black? In the early days of this scam I was also nearly duped until I asked the woman what time it was in Microsoft land and she couldn't reply.

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Recently had one trying to get me to install a cloud application.

Read His in a thick Indian accented German.

Read Me in Swabian

Me: "We don´t use cloud services."

Him: "Who is your cloud host?"

Me: "We don´t use cloud services."

Him: What applications do you use in the cloud?

Me: "We don´t use cloud services."

Him: "We are offering a great deal, if you want I can install the app"

Me: "What part of: ´We don´t use cloud services´ are you having problems with?"

Him: "Will you be going to the cloud?"

Me: "No!"

Me: And by the way your German is terrible, I can hardly understand you, if I were you I would get another job in a language you speak.

(I have a feeling this conversation is monitrored by his controller)

Not heard back from them since.

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30 minutes ago, Acton said:

In the early days of this scam I was also nearly duped until I asked the woman what time it was in Microsoft land and she couldn't reply.

That's because it was not part of her script ?.

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Got another call from Microsoft. Told him his girlfriend wanted me to say hi because she couldn't talk because her mouth is full and hey you know what..his mom is here too; she also says hi.

The guy tried to give me some BS about Sir you shouldn't talk..but then he lost it. I got 4 or 5 raving follow up calls. Priceless. Unplugged the phone, clocked all those 5 numbers and supplied them to my provider.

When people are lying, cheating and scamming some just can't stand it when you not only treat them like idiots but also really push it in their faces. It's rubbing a little bit off their souls. 

I await my next Microsoft caller. I believe I shall do the Little Britain Weightwatchers woman where she can't understand the very clearly spoken lady from India who is in the room.

 

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Wow, this is a new one, at least for me. Got it twice in my inbox just minutes after trying unsuccessfully to book the ferry.

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A new type of emails is in circulation, where it says that you have been hacked and even a password that you use (or have used) is mentioned.

They got the password probably from a list of a breach. 

Usually the breached site has already contacted you and you have already change the password (f.ex Dropbox in 2012, MyHeritage in 2017 , a.o.)

However if you still use the password mentioned it will be good to change it anywhere you use it.

 

To find if your email was in a breach (and which), you can check here :  https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

 

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Up to their tricks yet again, I think! I have had a bunch of calls from different telephone numbers but all starting with 08! Only one of which, however, had a human scammer on the line, the rest (maybe 15 calls over the last 3 days) all hung up after a period of silence, or the call only rang 2-3 times before disconnecting. Really annoying as they only seem to call when I'm busy.:(

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On 9/10/2019, 11:43:46, Alexnf said:

A new type of emails is in circulation, where it says that you have been hacked and even a password that you use (or have used) is mentioned.

They got the password probably from a list of a breach. 

Usually the breached site has already contacted you and you have already change the password (f.ex Dropbox in 2012, MyHeritage in 2017 , a.o.)

However if you still use the password mentioned it will be good to change it anywhere you use it.

 

To find if your email was in a breach (and which), you can check here :  https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-46323625/what-happened-when-sextortion-scammers-targeted-a-bbc-trending-reporter

 

I came across this!

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Interestingly, one of the 'Microsoft agents' contacted me last week.  Before I had a chance to say anything other than hello, he immediately began the spiel of 'I'm calling as your computer has been identified as being infected'.  Not sure where in the 'wet noodle between me ears' this came, but I spilled that this was indeed odd, as I worked for the Microsoft office in Munich, Germany.  I was horrified to hear a dial tone....  :lol::lol:

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On 9/10/2019, 11:43:46, Alexnf said:

A new type of emails is in circulation, where it says that you have been hacked and even a password that you use (or have used) is mentioned.

They got the password probably from a list of a breach. 

Usually the breached site has already contacted you and you have already change the password (f.ex Dropbox in 2012, MyHeritage in 2017 , a.o.)

However if you still use the password mentioned it will be good to change it anywhere you use it.

 

To find if your email was in a breach (and which), you can check here :  https://haveibeenpwned.com/

 

 

Jassou,  Alex!

When I was a boy, there used to be a TV series in Britain called „ The Saint „ and the good guy was Simon Templar, played by Roger Moore.

It ran on Sunday evenings, just after my weekly bath and before being sent to bed!

I still remember the Saint tracing down some crook and saying to him: „ I hate blackmailers „ and duly thumped him!

??

I still feel that way about such people!

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I just love The Saint. One of the best UK tv series. On topic people often dodgy e mails and pohone calls. in Croatia too.

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2 hours ago, john g. said:

 

When I was a boy, there used to be a TV series in Britain called „ The Saint „ and the good guy was Simon Templar, played by Roger Moore.

It ran on Sunday evenings, just after my weekly bath and before being sent to bed!

I still remember the Saint tracing down some crook and saying to him: „ I hate blackmailers „ and duly thumped him!

??

I still feel that way about such people!

 

Change the word "boy" for "girl" and I am right with you, John!!!

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On 9/10/2019, 10:43:46, Alexnf said:

A new type of emails is in circulation, where it says that you have been hacked and even a password that you use (or have used) is mentioned.

They got the password probably from a list of a breach. 

Usually the breached site has already contacted you and you have already change the password (f.ex Dropbox in 2012, MyHeritage in 2017 , a.o.)

 

I know, I keep getting these mails with my Toytown password!

And no, Toytown has never contacted me about the breach. :D

 

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After almost 30 years in Germany, I finally got one of these calls just now. I was feeling kind of left out.

 

They were spoofing a number from Wächtersbach, Hessen (area code 06053). After some whirrs and clicks, someone with a clearly Indian accent came on the line and said, "Hello, my name is Martina and I am calling from the IT Information Center with information about your computer."

 

I guess she heard the delight in my voice when I said "Really? Please tell me what information you have about my computer," because she started to recite her script, but then thought better of it and hung up. Too bad. That could have been quite entertaining.

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On 10/19/2019, 1:55:32, Metall said:

 

I know, I keep getting these mails with my Toytown password!

And no, Toytown has never contacted me about the breach. :D

 

 

If you go to the site   https://haveibeenpwned.com/  as suggested by @alexf, and enter your login ID it will give you a list of which breaches you id has been impacted by.

 

 

And I do hope that you changed the password since!

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38 minutes ago, El Jeffo said:

...., someone with a clearly Indian accent came on the line and said, "Hello, my name is Martina and I am calling from the IT Information Center with information about your computer."

 

"Martina" being a typical name from the subcontinent...

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3 hours ago, El Jeffo said:

After almost 30 years in Germany, I finally got one of these calls just now. I was feeling kind of left out.

 

They were spoofing a number from Wächtersbach, Hessen (area code 06053). After some whirrs and clicks, someone with a clearly Indian accent came on the line and said, "Hello, my name is Martina and I am calling from the IT Information Center with information about your computer."

 

I guess she heard the delight in my voice when I said "Really? Please tell me what information you have about my computer," because she started to recite her script, but then thought better of it and hung up. Too bad. That could have been quite entertaining.

Congratulations, it's pretty exciting when it comes. It is like a Christmas present because it is one of the few times in life that you can say absolutely anything you like. 

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8 hours ago, dj_jay_smith said:

 

If you go to the site   https://haveibeenpwned.com/  as suggested by @alexf, and enter your login ID it will give you a list of which breaches you id has been impacted by.

 

And I do hope that you changed the password since!

 

No, I never changed my Toytown password. Why waste another perfectly good password on a buggy system?

 

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