[ heads up ] Microsoft error message scam

Discussion in 'Computing' started by terryc, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. terryc

    terryc Guest

    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.
     
    terryc, Apr 2, 2009
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  2. terryc

    PK Guest

    making the news this day:
    http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News a...s/2009/04/New scam targets computer 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 victim’s computer."

    This scam is happening Australia wide, check your Grannies :)

    pK
     
    PK, Apr 2, 2009
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  3. PK wrote:

    > making the news this day:
    > http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News a...s/2009/04/New scam targets computer 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 victim’s 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?
    --
    Linux Registered User # 302622
    <http://counter.li.org>
     
    John Tserkezis, Apr 2, 2009
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