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  1.    14 Jun 2015 #11
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    The only ones I get are from supposed Microsoft Support (or is this the same)

    I just go along with them and they eventually hang up when I start questioning them
    That's mostly what I get .. most of the time I just don't answer if I don't know the number.
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  2.    14 Jun 2015 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 626
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    Try asking them a question.

    **Do you know you have called a Police Station**

    Hopefully that will get your phone number off their call list.
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  3.    14 Jun 2015 #13
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    Bamberg Germany
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    I would ask them if they really want access to my system, because, I'm running Kali Linux.

    The Kali Linux penetration testing platform contains a vast array of tools and utilities, from information gathering to final reporting, that enable security and IT professionals to assess the security of their systems.
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  4.    14 Jun 2015 #14
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    UK
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    I usually go along with them when they ask me to do something and come across all confused when I cant follow there instructions

    after a few mins of them explaining I say my main computer is an ipad and could that be why the instructions don't work
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  5.    14 Jun 2015 #15
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    Okotoks
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    I usually go along with them when they ask me to do something and come across all confused when I cant follow there instructions

    after a few mins of them explaining I say my main computer is an ipad and could that be why the instructions don't work
    Good one.Inside the shady world of antivirus telemarketing
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  6.    14 Jun 2015 #16
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    In a house with a crazy cat trying to kill me
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    Thread Starter

    With payroll in arrears, online antivirus seller shuts doors


    Looks like they didn't survive the story that blew the lid off...

    EZ Tech Support, based in Portland, Oregon, took calls from people who had advertising software installed on their computers that warned of possible security and performance problems. The programs implored people to call the company’s number, which was displayed amid warnings.

    The company stopped taking calls earlier this week, according to two former EZ Tech Support employees. Contacted by email, its general manager, Gavynn Wells, said he was no longer worked there and was “unclear as to the direction the company will be going into.”

    EZ Tech Support’s shutdown came shortly before the IDG News Service published a story on its operations earlier this week.
    With payroll in arrears, online antivirus seller shuts doors | PCWorld
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  7.    14 Jun 2015 #17
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    Okotoks
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    It'll pop-up next week under a different name most likely.
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  8.    14 Jun 2015 #18

    Interesting read. I wonder just how many people actually fall for it and pay.
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  9.    17 Jun 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvbfan View Post
    It'll pop-up next week under a different name most likely.
    Unfortunately, that's probably a true statement.
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  10.    19 Jun 2015 #20
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I wish I would get one of these scam calls for once. As I run linux primarily I would love to see how long I could keep them on the phone, wasting their time ultimately.
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