253-243-1281

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  Unassigned
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  Kent WA
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  Kent, WA
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  Oriental Accent Man
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  Does Not Give Name Claims To Be With Microsoft
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Caller Type
  Scammer/Fraudster
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  Telemarketer
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Owner Info for 253-243-1281

Caller ID for (253) 243-1281:

Seattle, WA

(253) 243-**** Phone Numbers

Landline
Near Kent, Washington
Issued by International Telcom, Ltd. - Wa

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

Caller type: Unknown

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.

- Gary
Florida

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[Reply]   March 26, 2015

Caller type: Unknown

Called at 4:45 A.M. this morning. I did not answer it. The number appears as "Unassigned."

- Anonymous
Illinois

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[Reply]   March 12, 2016

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

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.

- Cindy
Virginia

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[Reply]   September 8, 2015

Caller type: Unknown

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.

- Anonymous
New Jersey

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[Reply]   September 7, 2015

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

Foreign accent. When I called him out on being a scammer, he started using foul language and making lewd comments.

- Anonymous
Illinois

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[Reply]   August 31, 2015

Caller name: Foreign

Caller type: Unknown

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!

- Alisa
California

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[Reply]   August 27, 2015

Caller name: Windows

Caller type: Unknown

East Indian guy called stated he was from Windows and someone was trying to access my computer. I said ya You. He hung up.

- Valtar
Arizona

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[Reply]   August 22, 2015

Caller name: Unassigned

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

Called said they were the help desk for Microsoft. Stated my computer was having problems. Wanted me to get on computer so they could fix the problem. SCAM...BEWARE!!!! I hung up

- Anonymous
Florida

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[Reply]   August 11, 2015

Caller type: Unknown

Sounded like a scam, trying to get you to talk about your computer

- Anonymous
Georgia

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[Reply]   July 23, 2015

Caller name: Kent,WA

Caller type: Unknown

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.

- Anonymous
California

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[Reply]   July 22, 2015

Caller name: Kent, WA

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

I have been getting way too many calla from this scammer and hope they get him soon. This is ridiculous.

- Erica
Indiana

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[Reply]   July 21, 2015

Caller name: kent washington

Caller type: Unknown

just said there was an ip conflict then didn't say anything else, I hung up.

- tp
Kentucky

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[Reply]   July 14, 2015

Caller name: Kent

Caller type: Unknown

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?

- Tom Johnson
Ohio

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[Reply]   July 14, 2015

Caller name: Unassigned

Caller type: Unknown

Called and after saying hello they hung up. I called the number back and it says that it has been disconnected.

- Rhonda
Tennessee

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[Reply]   July 10, 2015

Caller name: Kent, WA

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

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.

- Anonymous
Maryland

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[Reply]   July 6, 2015

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

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.

- George
California

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[Reply]   July 3, 2015

Caller name: Kent WA

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

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!

- megan whitley
Maryland

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[Reply]   June 30, 2015

Caller name: unassigned

Caller type: Unknown

The above number is calling repeatedly about a computer account/service that we have not signed up for. When asked how they got our number or to speak to a manager they hang up.

- Anonymous
Oregon

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[Reply]   April 30, 2015

Caller name: Kent WA

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

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.

- Michael
Pennsylvania

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[Reply]   April 22, 2015

Caller type: Unknown

I DON'T ANSWER UNIDENTIFIED CALLS.

- Rod
Canada

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[Reply]   April 8, 2015

Caller type: Unknown

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

- Tara
Arizona

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[Reply]   April 2, 2015

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

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.

- Kevin
Colorado

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[Reply]   March 23, 2015

Caller name: Caleer ID showns Unassigned

Caller type: Telemarketer

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.

- Cheryl Huvard
Georgia

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[Reply]   March 15, 2015

Caller type: Telemarketer

This time, IRS threatening a law suit. Other scamming calls in the past. This telemarketer must be obliterated. What is the government doing... I mean that NO CALL database_

- Ion Saliu
United Kingdom

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[Reply]   March 13, 2015

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

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.

- Grandma
Georgia

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[Reply]   February 25, 2015

Caller name: Unassigned

Caller type: Unknown

Heard a foreign-broken English accent and a disconnected message. Time 4:12 EST. Has called before. Shut it down.

- Anonymous
West Virginia

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[Reply]   February 24, 2015

Caller name: does not give name claims to be with microsoft

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

tried to convince you to let him remotely go into your computer same voice sound Indian to me

- carole andrews
Georgia

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[Reply]   February 13, 2015

Caller name: Oriental accent Man

Caller type: Unknown

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 !

- Steve
Canada

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[Reply]   February 5, 2015

Caller type: Unknown

Received this call today. Asked if I was who I was. Noticed an oriental accent. Asked them where they were phoning from and they promptly hung up. Another scam.

- Rod
Canada

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[Reply]   February 4, 2015

Caller type: Unknown

Believe it to be scam as they have called in the past with no response. Should spend time in the lock-up where they might be more productive.

- R.
Canada

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[Reply]   January 22, 2015

Caller name: Kent. WA

Caller type: Telemarketer

Robo call - irritating! Please shut this operation down, take the phone and shove it you know where and lock up the owner in a small box and throw away the key!

- BB
California

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[Reply]   January 20, 2015

Caller type: Unknown

After answering the call, there was no response after saying hello three times, then whoever it was hung up.

- Lisa
Canada

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[Reply]   January 14, 2015

Caller type: Unknown

Same as Ron. Called me thus morning. Three "hellos" and no answer. I agree automatic dialer. I'm not hanging around for sone sales pitch or whatever

- Bruce
Canada

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[Reply]   January 14, 2015

Caller name: Not Shown

Caller type: Unknown

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!

- Ron
Canada

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[Reply]   December 4, 2014

Caller name: washngton

Caller type: Unknown

random caller

- Anonymous
Canada

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[Reply]   November 19, 2014

Caller type: Scammer/Fraudster

Guy speaking broken english says he's from micorsoft. And of course 'for the last few days' my computer has been returning errors.................

- Anonymous
United States

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[Reply]   February 23, 2015

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