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    --- --- I just rec'd a phone call from # - 415-159-1808 --- they said they were calling from --- WINDOWS --- and they were receiving error messages from my computer --- I told them - -- that they were a scam artist and WINDOWS or MICROSOFT don't take the time to call people ------------- of course they hung up ------------- SO BE AWARE OF THIS SCAM -- don't allow someone to access your computer -- don't give any kind of information out --- just tell them that you don't have a computer
    ----------------------------- PLEASE PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE -------------
    2015 is here
    Be Bold and Bravely put one foot in front of the other :)

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    Thanks for the warning.

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      #3
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      I have gotten that call several times. I just hang up. I know Microsoft would not call me. If they needed me they would at least email me.
      Florence

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        They can get really hateful too.I have got this call several times and I tell them I am not interested and he told me he knew where I lived.I told him to come on I would be waiting with my shotgun.He said well I have a machine gun.lol.Last time he called he was more polite.If you talk to them they just keep arguing with ya.

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          #5
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          Let me step up the warning. Although this was a number of months ago, we, too, were receiving these "Microsoft" calls although no incoming phone number was showing up on our caller ID. If you don't answer, they call back - multiple times per day. Finally, my husband answered the phone with the intent of informing them that we were a do not call household and further calls would result in filing a complaint. The person on the line (who was clearly not calling from the US) got very belligerent and threatened to continue to call - even said he would start calling at night. True to his word, we began getting phone calls at 10pm that night and every 15 minutes thereafter. My husband contacted the phone company and the sheriff's office (we live in a small town and the sheriff's office routinely puts out phone tree style messages to warn residents of scams, storms, meetings, etc.). The sheriff did indicate that we were not the first report of the evening and warned against providing any information to the caller. The phone company was unable to trace or even find the incoming phone number, but recommended that we activate the feature on our phone that would block all calls that come in if no number displays. Since we did that, we no longer receive the calls (or if we do we don't know about it since they are blocked). I would encourage you to utilize this feature on your phone. And please - don't ever give out information nor give anyone access to your computer. It's bad enough that we have to deal with the NSA stealing our information!!!
          Judy

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            #6
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            Ditto what Judy said above - but - ours was to my Mom's phone after she came home from the hospital. Whenever I would hang up, they would call back numerous times insisting that we needed to update our account. I can only thank God that I was the one manning the phone as my Mom would've naiively given them the info.
            If you have seniors at home with internet access, please make them aware of this. It is quite scarey.
            Sewing mends the soul.
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              There's another one that was going around in our area. It shows up on your cell phone as Antigua or Bermuda. I was suspicious of it, so instead of using my cell, I used Ooma and thought it was weird when they said I had 4 min. before charges....never heard that before and I hung up. Later I heard on the local news that it was a scam being reported in the area and if you returned the call on your cell, there would be a charge for $20.

              My fear? sooner or later, I am going to run out of my little bit of smarts and all those spammers are going to swoop all over me!
              (I'm laughing....sort of)

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                #8
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                This was on our local news last week.
                Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                Marilyn......
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                  #9
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                  You have to get up pretty early in the morning to stay ahead of the scammers these days.

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                    #10
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                    Thanks for the heads up.
                    Peggy:icon_hug:

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                      #11
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                      Sad, but we've had them as well... they are not "understandable",, if you know what I mean and my DH did get a "threat" from them... I agree the "block call" feature is the best way to protect yourself... sad we have to do this and very sad we have to worry about our elderly being scammed this way!!
                      "Each day well-lived and Happy;
                      that's all there is to Life!"

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                        #12
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                        I was getting several phone calls a day on my cell phone from several different states. I don't have a land line. I started blocking the individual numbers but then they would just call from another number with the same area code and prefix but the last 4 numbers are different. I was able to adjust my call blocking setting on my cell phone to block all calls from those area codes. I have no family or friends in those states so no reason to get a phone call from them. Now I get a call maybe once every couple of days. I just add the area code to my block list. I have registered my cell phone with the Do Not Call site but doesn't always work.

                        Not all wounds are so obvious. Walk gently in the lives of others - Unknown Author

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                          #13
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                          I was an idiot.
                          "No my windows aren't broke, but I do need them washed. Call before you come out so I can lock up the dogs and turn off the hot fence, or you won't be able to get in the gate." Then I hung up.

                          In the first place they asked for my husband, who knows how to turn on the computer if it's in sleep mode. Secondly, no one is calling to fix your computer problem unless you called them first.
                          Interesting to know that this scam is still going around since they called here last August/September.
                          Be who you are and say what you feel
                          because those who mind don't matter,
                          and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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                            #14
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                            I let my Mom know - and warned her to let Dad know since he is quick to whip out his plastic for just about any reason especially if it has to do with her stuff. He doesn't use computer or internet - but knows she does.

                            Its pretty scary!
                            Kathy Crofoot
                            http://kathyscache.blogspot.com

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                              #15
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                              This is a popular scan..... Too bad dome people fall for it... Thanks for the warning.


                              Sandy from Cincinnati


                              AKA Kermit

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