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About (253) 243-**** Phone Numbers
Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 2000.While 2532431281 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number (253) 243-1281 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
User Complaints for (253) 243-1281
Wants to get into my computer while I am on the phone.
Asked me to call back on 253 - 243-1281
Called himself Jack Andrew. Heavy foreign accent. Maybe Indian or Pakistani.
Clear scam. First he said he was from Microsoft, later when asked again said that they were the top trouble shooters on computer (something like that).
He said pc and I said I'm on a Mac and they were suddenly the greatest Mac folks.
Caller name: NA
Answered call and it was a foreign man that mispronounced my name, claimed our Windows computer was sending bad IP address and having issues, informed us we needed to get on our computer right away so he could help us solve the problem... Scam
Caller name: Not Shown
Getting multiple calls - no one there even when I answer "Hello" three times before hanging up. Suspect its an automatic dialler and they pick up only if they are successful in completing a call.
I don't talk to machines!
Caller name: Kent
We have received phone calls via this number several times on a variety of topics. From silence to the Microsoft virus questions. One day I played along and they got really upset when the responses to correspond to what they were expecting. Why can't this number be stopped?
Caller name: Kent,WA
Got a call at 5:15am. The guy called me David when the line connected. It sounded like he was at a bar with the background noise so loud. If it was a west coast number he should have known calling a CA area code that 5:15am was to early. Woke the whole house up... And I was thinking it was a family member calling about an emergency.
Typical "Microsoft Windows center" call. Try to tell you your computer is sending errors to the server or something similar.
My advice to anyone who receives these calls is to hang up and block the number if possible.
I work in Network Security and can tell you that this is a complete scam. They want you to download software that will give them remote access to your PC. Then they will cause problems and say the only way to fix it is to pay them money. They will also attempt to steal any valuable information on your machine including bank account info, usernames, passwords, medical info, credit card info, etc.
Just hang up the phone immediately if they say they are from Microsoft, Windows or anything similar. Microsoft will never call you.
These losers are scammers.
Well I tell you. This guy thinks ppl are stupid, you see I played along with his game. He asked me to go to my computer and hold windows+r
Which brings up run. Harmless right. So he ask to put somthing in the box. So I did but what he didn't get is that instead of get remote access to my computer it showed me his IP address. But it was not his ip. He has a dang ip jumper which is smart. Dosnt know who he would reach and it saves him in getting caught. Well long story short I have a scanner that has been running for about 10 mins tracking his ip beleve me when I find it I will know his name adress and what he is doing on his own computer.
I'll find him. He though I was stupid and I told him I'll find him haha I will when I do everyone on this site will know.
Caller name: Foreign
This number calls all the time and normally I let it go to voicemail, but we have been getting a lot of marketing calls for businesses on our home phone and I have put our numbers on the DO NOT CALL registry. So I decided to pickup the phone from Kent, WA 253-243-1281. The guy on the phone was noticeably foreign and told me that he worked for Microsoft and they have received errors from our computer and told me to go to my computer while he accessed it. I told him that Microsoft doesn't make outbound calls and that I would call Microsoft directly if I needed help. He continued to push me that he was supposed to HELP me. I told him to lose my number and hung up on him. I know that Microsoft nor any computer company does have outbound callers to do anything to your computers. I am so sick of scammers!
Caller name: Oriental accent Man
Robo call finally answered then mispronounced our name, claimed our Windows computer was sending bad IP address and having issues, informed us we needed to get on our computer right away so he could help us solve the problem...yah right ! Bye bye !
He called and said my Windows computer had been hacked and was vulnerable. I told him that was scary and to hold on while I get the computer. I put the phone down and went back to what I was doing. After a while he hung up. Best is to just waste his time on hold.
Phone rang first time, I answered it. Claimed they were from Microsoft Windows and that my computer was jeopardized by hackers. I hung up, they called 3 more times. The 4th time I answered again, they claimed and assured me it was a legitimate call. Told them I was going to check with local authorities and not to call back again. They have not tried to contact me again. Called MacAfee, my virus protection, and said this is a phishing scam.
Caller name: Kent WA
Just got a call from this number, (253)-243-1281...caller ID said 'Kent, WA'. Some guy with a foreign accent said they "detected problem with my computer". I said I don't even have a computer, and he said...you'll love this.... "then why the f...k are wasting my time"! I got to ask him "why the f....k are you wasting my time, a....hole"? Seems these calls are quite frequent anymore, would love to see whoever this is nailed, jailed and fined enough to put him out of his miserable business of annoying people!
Caller name: Kent WA
Claimed to be Microsoft Tech Support stated that my computer was having problems. These calls occur 2 to 3 times per day and are usually displayed on Caller ID as: TEXAS (or any full state's name) or Kent WA (any city and it's two letter state abbreviation). Many of the numbers follow this format: x*x-555-01xx. Sometimes the numbers are identical except for the area code.
Caller name: Kent, WA
Same thing as everyone else. Except I tried to call the number back and it says it is not in service. 253-243-1281 is the number. I called my phone company and blocked the number. Not sure if it will help. It's been about a month since the last time he called. Very broken English.
Caller name: Caleer ID showns Unassigned
Caller tried to sell me services for my Microsoft systems saying that Microsoft has been getting error messages. I use a Mac and have no Microsoft issues. When I told the person on the phone that I maintain all my own systems, he asked me if I maintain my "boobies" and asked "how big are your boobies". Someone needs to stop these guys. They are creeps. I plan to notify the FCC.
Has called 4 times in the last 2 weeks. Claims I am showing 2 IP addresses on my computer and there is something wrong with my operatiing system on my computer. He claims he takes care of the operating systems for Microsoft. I have not had any problems with my computer. He told me to press the Window button and little r and I would see a run box. My daughter is a software engineer and she told me not to do it because he was trying to get into my computer and for me to hang up. And that is what I did. Then he Kept calling back. I called Microsoft and they told me they do not call people. It wasn't them and it was someone trying to get my information and if I had done what he told me to he could see everything on my computer. I also, called my internet provider the only person whom should know my IP Address and they told me they did not call me. And they were not showing no problem with my IP Address.