7- Thorium

Telephone scammer

"Mark" (with heavy east Asian accent) called from All Voice Tech & Communications today. Said he was from their "Windows Maintenance Department".

He said my PC has been infected with a Trojan that hijacked my network and is stealing all my data. He asked how many people were currently using PCs at my location. Told him that was none of his business!

Then he asked if I got the email from them warning me about the Trojan. I said "no" and he immediately responded: "See, that's because the Trojan has hijacked your email account and will block all warnings and all attempts to remove it."

Told him I had a meeting so I'm supposed to call him back at 800-920-8467. Yeah, right!

What a bunch of scammers!

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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Annie70
5 Tungsten

RE: Telephone scammer

ROHE, I also have received several of these calls or similar in nature. While I never respond I have had several elderly friends who did respond with some negative consequences. Because of these types of calls I have made it a policy not to respond to any phone calls of this nature and have been such a sceptic that I do not respond to any calls that I did not initiate.  Now the political calls have started..........

 

Forum Member Since 2001

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7- Thorium

RE: Telephone scammer

If I answer a phone call from a scammer, as opposed to getting a voice mail, I usually play along with the  scammer to (1) find out if they have any of my Dell Service Tags, personal info, or recent tech support contacts with Dell, (2) to get as much info about the company as possible so I can file a report with Dell (if they have any Dell info) and with the US Federal Trade Commission, and (3) to waste the scammer's time...

I never give out personal info or let them remote into any of my PCs.

That's why I posted the company name and phone number here so others would be aware of this latest scammer. I can play the game too.  

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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joe53
5 Osmium

RE: Telephone scammer

Lately I've been responding to these scams in a hushed voice "Quick Harry, start a trace on this caller!" ...

Click.

Gives them something to worry about. 

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