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      Apr 2nd, 09, 12:29 AM
On Thu, 02 Apr 2009 09:07:31 +0930, PK wrote:


> This scam is happening Australia wide, check your Grannies


why? most of the grannies I know know more about computers than the kids.


 
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      Apr 2nd, 09, 12:37 AM


making the news this day:
http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News+an...uter+users.htm

"The Queensland Police Service has issued a warning about a new scam
targeting computer users.
The scam involves people taking a call from a person working at a foreign
call centre. The victim receives a call from the offender, who claims to belong
to a software support company that has been requested by Microsoft to
fix problems on the victimís computer."

This scam is happening Australia wide, check your Grannies

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      Apr 2nd, 09, 2:47 AM
PK wrote:

> making the news this day:
> http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News+an...uter+users.htm


> "The Queensland Police Service has issued a warning about a new scam
> targeting computer users.
> The scam involves people taking a call from a person working at a foreign
> call centre. The victim receives a call from the offender, who claims to belong
> to a software support company that has been requested by Microsoft to
> fix problems on the victimís computer."
>
> This scam is happening Australia wide, check your Grannies


What? It's not enough we're calling foreign call centres expecting help
from someone who we can't understand, on a subject they know nothing about,
now they expect us to believe that they're actually going to be so helpful
that we don't need to call them in the first place?
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