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About (253) 802-**** Phone Numbers
Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 1999.While 2538020308 was originally issued by the company above in the location mentioned, 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