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About (253) 802-**** Phone Numbers
Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 1999.While 2538020308 was originally issued with the info above, the owner of the phone number (253) 802-0308 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
User Complaints for (253) 802-0308
Caller name: ?
This guy called me and said he needed me to go to my computer and turn it on. He was from z corporation or something like that and Microsoft was receiving lots of errors and he will help me fix them. I just said I was not interested and hung up. I knew it was a scam and wanted to get off the phone.
Caller name: couldn't understand
I said hello twice before acknowledged. Then a man with a very thick Indian accent asked for my husband by name. I asked who was calling and he said he was calling about a very serious issue with our computer's windows program. I said I know how this works and please take me off your call list. He then preceded to say, "You go to h**l you." I then asked for a supervisor and he said, "f**k you." After a pause he said, "Oh I have one of those dumb woman b*****s." I think he was trying to disconnect me and couldn't because I was hoping to get a supervisor. Then he said, "Go to h**l you, do you hear me? Go to h**l." Then we were disconnected.
Caller name: Windows
Indian accented clown claims he's calling from "Windows" because my computer has been sending off error codes. Pretty funny as we don't buy Microsh*t stuff here. He is a blast to mess around with and hangs up very quickly when you tell him you are reporting him to the police.
Have fun with this dou*che.
Caller name: Steve Jones
This guy is too funny - had a few calls from him now - I asked him if he thought I was stupid - he said yes - so I asked him if he understood what 'Go F**k yourself' meant and then he called me an a**h*le - he then called back a little later like he had never called before. Pray for this fella.......he needs it.
Caller name: Dont know
Indian accent guy claiming to call from microsoft and that he had received an error report saying that i had viruses in my computer. I told him i did not have a microsoft OS, i have Apple computers, so he said "ok m'am, thanks," and hung up really fast.
I suspected it was a scam....how could they know...and since when is microsoft so eager to resolve problems by pro-actively calling pepole!!!!! Yah...right!!!!
I got a call from this number from a man with a heavy Indian accent claiming he was from Microsoft and they had been receiving error messages from my computer from quite some time. I kept asking him how long (knowing that my computer had been completely wiped clean two months ago), but he kept telling me to go to my computer and he would show me, finally he said one year and I told him bullshit and said good bye.angyRep RELEASE
My story is the same as all of the others that appear below: Last night 09/01/2011 a man with a heavy Indian or Pakistani accent called via a bargain basement cell phone service (sounded like he was in outer space or under water).
He told me that he was from the Microsoft help desk, that I have WIndows 7, that my computer has been sending out multiple "report error" messages, that I had probably dowloaded malware or "malicious script errors" from a website, and he was here to solve my problems. He told me to go to my computer and follow his instructions.
When I informed him that my computer is in a repair shop he abruptly hung up. I reported his phone number online to the Federal Trade Comission website:
I strongly encourage all of you to report him to the FTC. Each person who does so is assigned a reference number. The more complaints, the more likely the FTC is to take action.
Meanwhile, when you have this character on the phone, I think the best response (per other comments below) is to string him along, have him try to guess your IP address, wait until until he loses his cool, and then tell him to go f--k himself.
The number that shows up 253-802-0308 is a legitimate number of a Federal Trade Commissioner. Unfortunately that number has been compromised and used.
It is NOT the number that will allow you to reach the perp.
In Canada you can report this to http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/
They already know about this, and will advise you to call back if you see another number show up on Caller-ID. If you have pressed *57 to do a trace after recieving the perp's call you can report that tot he police and they may hand it over to their trace dept.
Phone number hijacking is difficult to trace due to the fact that this call which likely originated overseas could have bounced through satellites, many Phone Exchanges, analog or digital and finally land at your end.
The true solution would be to have a savvy programmer write a reverse tracing algorithm that traces through the internet once they connect to your machine. This would mean having an machine with no secure/confidential date on it, and the program waiting for these dudes to call.
What goes around comes around, They'll get it one day
Caller name: Windows Service Center
Got a half dozen calls from these clowns over the course of a week, was finally home and picked up. "Sam Hammer" (the name he gave) from "Windows Service Center" (whose address he seemed quite fuzzy about, claiming it was in California, despite a Washington State phone number) calling about some problems with my Windows computer (except, of course, that I don't HAVE a Windows computer). Very persistent, even after I told him flatly that he's a liar and a criminal. His supposed "supervisor" "Robin Jones" was also very persistent.
Caller name: Sean
This is the second call I got from a corporation called megabyte solutions, ordering me, (not requesting) to go to my computer because blah blah blah, lots of viruses etc, strung her along for a while, pretending to be dumb, got a senior tech to speak to me, I eventually got bored and advised him that he was a scammer....he turned nasty, threatening me with the "inland british police"????, he then left a nasty message threatening me again when I didn't answer the phone and although accent hard to understand I think it was a threat to my family.
Caller first tried to talk to my 84 year old mother who could not understand him, then she asked if he wanted to speak to me and he said, "yeah." Then he told me he was calling about my computer which had crashed. "What do you mean?" I asked. I was barely able to understand what he was saying, though. In the background sounded like a small room of men speaking to other people, not one word of English.
My mother said he said he was from the "Department of ....something." Since he didn't respond to my question, I hung up the phone.
Caller name: days dell
He has been calling for weeks, says he is from dell, hard to understand accent, and warns that they have been notified of of mailicious things on my computer ans wants me to run eventvwr on my computer so he can show me what is wrong and how to fix it. I googled his number while he continued to try and convince me and found this site, I also called Dell and reported it. Dell confirmed that no one had called me from dell. All calls are logged into the computer system. SCAM
Caller name: NA
This person called and told my wife that I had corrupt files on my computer. She was wise enough to hang up on her. My wife said she has an accent as from India or Pakistan. the phone number posted on caller ID was; 253-802-0308.
yes, these people are claiming to be from Microsoft and have called me several times. I JUST received another one informing me about this terrible virus on my computer and that he needs remote access to remove it... I patiently listened to his line and then explained that i am currently enrolled in college for computer science and i know hes full of bs. I then told him that 1 he needs to get his script perfected because i could barely understand him with his heavy middle eastern accent and 2 i wouldnt give him that information even if there WAS a problem with my computer.. i got a VERY clear f*** you from him!! hahaha! PLEASE people, do not give these a***oles ANY information!! they want access to your system so they can ADD viruses, malware or spyware ;)
Caller name: Fraudster
They are telemarketers. I answered the phone once a few weeks ago (I was at a phone where the caller id doesn't show, or I would NEVER have answered it.) The caller was a man with a thick foreign accent. He said he was from Microsoft and my computer had been sending them error messages. He wanted me to open my computer so he could "fix" it for me online. I hung up on him. We are getting calls from these people every other day. Fraudster called again early this morning. 8:27 a.m. They never leave a message.
Caller name: unassigned
Called saying my computer had lots of viruses and he was gonna help me. I told him to call later cause im a minor i was scared about the viruses and gave him permission to acces the computer. He got control of it. My parents info is on it how much did i s***w up?
I received a call from this number and was immediately suspicious. The caller claimed there was a problem with my Microsoft computer. He asked my name and I refused to say stating that he had called me so he should know my name. He asked if I was Mrs. (my husband's last name). I kept asking the person what he wanted and finally gave up and told the guy the call was laughable and hung up.
This number has been calling me every morning for the last couple weeks before 7am and I'm sick of it. I answer and no one replies and then they hang up on me. It needs to be stopped before I report it to the authorities and let them handle it. I swear if this number wakes me up tomorrow morning before 7, I'm gonna tell him where to stick his scam.
Caller name: Microsoft
I have been receiving calls from this number for months. Finally a few weeks ago I answered. When they tried to tell me they were from Microsoft and something was wrong with my computer, I told them I didn't have a computer and to remove me from their list. Weeks have past and they are still calling.
Caller name: WHo knows
Heavy indian accent, you can tell he didn't know english because he could not hold a conversation. The caller id lists the company name as FREUDSTER INC which we think is hysterical. Claim to be microsoft and he has to come into my computer. he said that he can see that its on, which really freaked me out.
This call came in right after an Airmiles representative returned my call. A man with heavy Indian accent told me my computer is in grave danger and Microsoft is offering help. I asked where he is. He said USA. Upon further questioning, he said he is calling from California. Then San Diego. I asked how come he is not from Seattle, he said no, but your computer is in grave danger and we can help. I very much doubt what he said, so I hang up.
i got a call this morning from someone who identified herself as working for "windows service group" wanting me to turn on my pc so she could check it and show me the errors on it. this is done by them sending you a message through "remote desktop assistance" on your windows machine. when they get connected they can and do put spyware and malware on your machine then try to charge you to get rid of it. the telephone number they used to call me was 253-802-0308 although it was very apparent that the call was not from the usa and was in a "boilerroom" kind of call center environment. the funny thing is that the caller id showed the call as from "FRAUDSTER".
Caller name: India guy
I get these calls ever so often. Most of the time, I tell them that I am the Network manager (I am, of our home network and have worked in computers since 1979) and then they immediately hang up. -Today, I answered it, mainly because the name on the caller I.D was Fraudster, and I couldn't resist the urge to play with some scammer's head. It was this same number. It was a man with a heavy accent. from India, I believe. At first, I pretended I couldn't understand him, and then, I made him tell me several times the location of each key he wanted me to press, using a heavy Southern accent. He finally got disgusted and hung up. Most fun I've ever had while eating a piece of bread!!!! Always keep them on the phone as long as you can,because while they are on the phone with you, they aren't scamming someone who isn't as savvy about these things.
Caller ID showed Fraudster, Indian-sounding man asked about my Windows computer. I asked him what he wanted and he kept saying there was a problem with my computer. I hung up on him. When he called back, I shouted that he should stop calling my number. He threated that if I hung up again, he would continue to call for the next 65 days. He called back persistently, at least 20 times, until I finally blocked his phone number.
Caller name: gave a false name
Like the other people commenting on here, it is someone with a middle eastern accent. Again they are saying asking how many computers are in the house, that they are from Microsoft and to set it to remote client to fix the computer! I may have been born at night but it wasn't last night!! I told him to take us off the list and he again called to talk and ask the same questions. I think I will track him down to where he is at....
Man with heavy indian accent called claiiming to be from Microsoft. Told me that my computer has been kicking out error codes to Microsoft's Windows Software Server and that he was going to help me resolove the issue. I knew right away it was a phishing expedition. I asked him what my IP address was and he got really irate, to the point that he had just completely given himself away (Microsoft would not have struck that tone). The man is an idiot. Just in case he finds amusement in checking this webpage,I'd like to tell him "get a life you dumb sh*t".
Caller name: Sean
A person identifying himself as Sean from Megabyte Solutions called and informed me that my computer had malware and other infections. He asked me to type the following commands and so I could see some output that would look suspicious to a novice computer user.
He then told me to visit this site
It was obvious to me that he wanted remote access to my computer. I just told him that I wasn't going to do that and I hung up. I pressed *57 immediately after.
The caller ID I got on the call was 253-802-0308.
Caller name: Piece of sh*t
Tonight, Sept 7th/2011, some piece of c**p loser with what sounded like an East Indian accent or a very bad African accent, called me and told me he worked with microsoft and that my computer was full of virus's that couldn't be deleted with anti-virus software. I also heard some woman babbling in the background. (so annoying when people do that). Anyway, I let him say his spue and then I asked him if he was in India because of his sh*tty english skills. He slammed the phone down on me. I sent an email to the Tacoma police and to the Tacoma tribune newspaper. I suggest people start doing the same and not just complain online. This piece of sh*t loser needs to be brought to justice because some naive person is gonna fall victim to him and his wife or girlfriend.