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Caller name: 800 Service
A couple of times this person does not answer...it turns out it is a man and then a little later someone calls from similar number saying they need some information from computer. I have told them not to call...Recently I do not answer the phone when I see the number... They will call three or four times a day!!!
So glad everyone posted here. Just received a call, and while they were talking, I pulled up this page. Same experience as people posted here. It didn't pass the smell test. Their explanations didn't make sense about how they were alerted, what the technical issue was, wanting to flushing the network, wanting to check my security. Thank y'all for posting. Saved me a lot of time.
Caller name: Microsoft Tech
Hope no one falls for this b.s. This is a well-known scam. They prey on people who are not too computer savvy and get them to share their personal info and eventually credit card info. Then they're ON THE HOOK...... I just got a call from this number and a man claiming to be a "Microsoft Tech" and that he just received an error msg from my computer. I'm like, "REALLY????? You're so fulla c**p" and promptly hung up. He's NOT from Microsoft and even if he were, there is no way they have ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFO on personal computers. What a load of s**t......
Caller name: some guy with a foreign accent
the callroom is in india. 20 agents pose as microsoft certified technicians but they are call center agents being pushed by the team leader to get their sale or lose their job. the agent convinces you to do pc-sharing to have access to your pc and download their automated software that will show up with diagnostics saying you have faulty softwares and you need to buy new softwares from best buy or walmart or staples.they will convince you that they have a business account with best buy and walmart and staples and they will do the purchase on your behalf, this is when they ask you for your credit card info or debit card details or checking account details. they ask you to wait as they talk to the supervisor to give you a discount. they come back and tell you that they have good news, that they can buy all softwares from best buy and that they will have their microsoft certified engineer do the servicing on your pc. while waiting for the engineer to get connected to your pc they lure you into getting the lifetime version of the softwares so you supposedly get a discount instead of buying softwares every year. this is all a hoax as they will put microsoft security essentials on your pc which is in reality a free software from microsoft, they will install the cc cleaner which is a free version that you can download yourself from the internet. they will put an icon on your desktop for 24/7 chat support. they have two so-called technicians who are online to provide support. chat only no calls as they only use skype and logmeinrescue.com. these so-called technicians do not have an idea of what a microsoft guy is as they are not really microsoft certified people.microsoft should put a stop to this callroom's operation. they rob americans with hard-earned money so they can live like king and queens at the expense of uncle sam's citizens. calling FBI people go after these crooks.
Same story here, Indian National caller said he was from Microsoft and if I was aware of issues we needed to fix while he was on the phone. I asked him if he was aware he could f**** himself in his own as***** if he did it correctly. He tried to best my comment but failed as I hung up on him.
Caller name: Microsoft Agency
I got the same rant about having a corrupt file on my computer. When I told the guy that I was Amish and did not have any computers in the house, not even a television, he did not know what to say and hung up.
Caller name: Ann
Got a call from an unsolicited company claiming their name was Micro Tech Support from number 1-888-232-1509. Claimed I had a virus on my computer and that she could clean it up. When I asked her how did she know I have a virus on my computer she said she had just received a message telling her the computer has a virus on it. I told them my computer man had just been out a couple of days prior so I got off the phone with her and called him. He told be this is a common scam and that I did the right thing by not engaging her further and calling my trusted source for IT solutions. My computer man went ahead and came in remotely to my PC and verified that I have no issues on my PC. I would suggest to everyone to find a local computer guy who can provide service to you that you can trust because he/she is accountable to the BBB and local municipality like the sheriffs office and chamber of commerce.
Caller name: David Lopez
The first tip-off was a Spanish name with and Indian accent, and then a noticeable time lag in the conversation. Said he was receiving numerous error reports from my computer and if he could remote in he could check them out. That was the end of that call!
Caller name: David Lopez
David Lopez (very heavy accent) called at 4:16 pm PST today saying he was with Micro Tech Support (1-888-232-1509) and that they had received several messages advising them that my computer had been running very slow over the last 2 weeks ... that they work with Microsoft ... and that they "are here to help you with this problem". I asked what computer he was talking about, and he said multiple computers in the same house that run on the Windows operating system are all be linked together causing the problem to affect them all. I asked for his phone number, said I couldn't talk right now and could call him later. Then I checked for scam/fraud issues on the Internet and found multiple entries for this phone number (and several others with the same Micro Tech name) ... don't fall for this!
Caller name: Microsoft Tech
I just got a call from someone with an accent saying she was with Microsoft. She said there was something wrong with my computer and she was going to fix it. I told her I was aware of the scam and she still wanted to fix my computer. She said she would tell me how to get to the correct screens. I told her I was going to report this to the FTC and she still wouldn't stop. Finally I said I was not falling for this and she hung up. I really hope no one is falling for this SCAM!!
Caller name: didn't get
Received call from same phone number.
They have called several times. They Identify them selves as
I have been in computers since 1981 7 years as a
computer tech and have never had a call from Microsoft.
This is a Scam has been going on for a while now..
Caller name: Aaron Sdaw
Says my computer called them. Says they are Micorsoft Certified. I have errors on my computer. Directs me to www.teamviewer.com. Instructs me to download the free software. I stop him right there.
He was demanding and downright rude when I questioned his motives.
I read these reports and then wasted his time as much as I could.
Please warn your friends. These guys are ruthless scammers.
Caller name: Steve
I received a call today on my business phone which was obviously from a call center from this number. It was robo dialed as there was a long pause after I answered before the caller came on line. He said he was from Micro Tech and that my computer had sent the maximum amount of error messages. I stopped the guy right there and told him that we operate a secure system. I asked him if we had ever done business with his company. He just said he was with Micro Tech - then started to drift to saying he was with Micro Soft. I asked him where he was calling from...as I could hear the noise of a call center. He said "Texas". He had an odd accent - as if it were masked by practice. I told him that his call sounded like a scam and then he got pushy. My gut feeling is that he was calling from India and was on some kind of quota.....
Caller name: Samantha
A lady named Samantha and identified herself as Microsoft tech and said to me that our main computer has corrupt registry. She said that they monitor our computers !!!! Wanted me to allow remote scanning of my computer. I refused.
Thick accent. Said he was from Microsoft and had received report of corrupt files on my computer. Asked if I was aware of these errors. I said, "That's not possible. I'm an IT person and I don't have corrupted files." To which he replied, "Oh, so you think you're so perfect." and hung up on me. SCAM!
Got a call from a woman who claimed that Microsoft had been receiving numerous error messages from my computer. I asked her "Which one?" She replied, " The one with the virus." I told her that I own five computers and that I would call my tech guy to take care of it. She was very upset and asked, " You have a tech guy?" "Of course, I have five computers." Then I hung up and called my tech guy and he said it was a common scam and that I did the right thing. to not let them into fix my computer remotely. The scary thing is that I didn't know if was a scam, I just wasn't going to let a stranger into my computer. Besides, I never gave Microsoft my phone number. I was lucky.
Caller name: Microtech / Microsoft support
Just got the same call that everyone else has posted. "are you aware there is an issue with your computer?" - told them i didn't think so and hung up on them!! SO ANNOYING!
(and quite ironic that 'you are happy' is the c apt cha I need to enter.... LOL
Caller name: Microsoft Tech
Today at on Sept 12 @ 7:00, I got a call from a "Microsoft tech"
There is nothing wrong with my computer. They insisted on there being something wrong with my computer & said the have been trying to call me. I said both Microsoft & Dell have all my info - including my email & phone #. I knew was from another country because it took a long time for them to answer. I knew it was a scam because they didn't have any of my personal info- they didn't even know my name. I called back & again I got right though saying they were from "Microsoft tech". I know for sure that it was a scam! Beware!
I am on both the totally worthless national and Florida DNC lists. I bought a $60 Panasonic KX-TG6841B Expandable Digital Cordless Answering System with Handset from Adorama, which has blocking capability of 250 numbers. I do not answer my phone unless I recognize the number or leave a recognizable message and have already blocked over 80 numbers in just a few months.
He claimed to be microsoft certified. Wanted to get control of my computer with Temaviewer. I found his telephone number through this site, and read aloud what other callers say of this caller center. But he insisted he was legitimate. Then we mutually agreed to end the call.
Caller name: Unidentified
Said my computer had a virus. There is no connection between my phone number and my computer. I was getting the breaks from international scam calls. I recognised the accent told him to shut up and hung up.
Couldn't understand 85% of what this caller was saying other than picking up she was calling from Microsoft support center. After asking her to please repeat herself 4 or 5 times because I couldn't understand what she was saying she finally hung up on me ........ I knew from the beginning it was a scam call
Called and knew our names, asked if we were having problems with our computer. The person identified themself as Microsoft Tech Support. My husband asked which one and he said Windows 7. So this narrower down the list. When we said no problems, he let us off the call with a recommendations to loosen the security settings. I was wondering how they got our contact information and started checking the number after such an odd suggestion of less security!
Caller name: Charlie Atkins
They called me and said they were from Microsoft. They asked for (me) and knew my first and last name, and they told me I had malicious malware on my computer. The caller asked if I was in front of my computer, and wanted us to get on my computer together. The caller had a heavy foreign accent.
From experience I could tell it was a scam. If I had the time I would have got on the computer with him to see what he would do. But instead I asked if he had a call back number, and I asked who I should ask for when I called back.
He gave me a 888-232-1509 number and said his name was Charlie Atkins.
I wonder how they got my first and last name? I live at someone else's house and my name is not listed on the phone number.
Caller name: Christy Roberts
Called and said I have a problem with my computer. She said she was with Micro Tech in Texas. She told me to run a scan and see if their was a problem and to call her back at 8882321509. I looked up the phone number and found the scam situation possibility from this site. Thanks for the warning.....
Caller name: David Lopez
Exactly same as Dave's report of Oct. 18, except that I very cautiously allowed caller to proceed as far as pulling up IE on my computer (where I already was at the time of the call, incidentally). Then he told me to follow his directions so that he could help me get rid of the malware. At that point, I hung up.
Caller name: Danny Chang
HELP! I got convinced that it was true before i read this and was too late, they told me to go somewhere where they can access my computer and i did and they told me to wait like 30 minutes - 1 hour and they said they'll call back when they're done and i just left them to use my computer thinking that it was gonna get fixed, then they told me to buy Antivirus - WEBROOT, Registry Cleaner, and Junk Cleaner but i din't buy them yet, they told me to download teamviewer and i did for 1 time use, anyways my problem is they got accessed in my computer for like 30 minutes to 1 hour and i don't know what to do! what does that mean and how can i fixed this?? someone help! P:S i just woke up and got called from them before this all happeneed so i wasn't focused at all yet and just did that bcuz i was really convinced by them.
Caller name: Micro tech agent Christie Roberts
I got a call today Oct 7th from a "Microtech" agent.. I said did you say Micro soft? she Said well I am Microsoft certified and you reported you have a virus .. didn't yo u get a screen that you chose to report a problem? I said I dont know who you are , you could be giving me a virus and she said well I would not risk my license ( haha)
I ask for her number and then Google it and as I assumed it is a scam.. How do these people sleep at night
Caller name: "Daniel Chang" from "Hitech Alerts"
Caller claims to be from an authorized Microsoft support company and that Microsoft has received an error report from my computer. When I pressed him for details about what kind of error report it was, he could not give me any specifics, which made me suspicious, and he hung up. From looking at the previous posts it is clear that this is a scam. Gave his name as "Daniel Chang" from "Hitech Alerts" in N Loxatchee FL and his phone number as 888 232 1509. I don't have caller ID so I don't know if any of this information is legitimate.
Caller name: Could not understand name, sounded like offshore call
Claimed to be from a company called Microtech, a representative of Micro Soft. Wanted me to check my event log. Said it was infected with virus's & offered to do a "cleansing" of my system. Extremely fishy. I told him no thanks, very nicely. Where do these jerks come from?
Last time I got a call from one of these types of scammers I said, OK, hold on, if I have a virus, I definitely want to take care of it, can you please hold on WHILE I FINISH WATCHING THIS P0RZ video.....
..... and then I went into a 3 minute screaming 0rgasm.
The woman didn't hang up, but when I was done, I said, OK, now what do you need me to do?
There was silence and then another 30 seconds before she hung up.
Do I make you Horny, Baby?!?!
Caller name: Christie Roberts
Does anyone have any thoughts on what to do if you are scammed? My (elderly) mother who is not technologically savvy really thought someone was trying to help her. They remote accessed onto the computer for ~ 20 minutes. She did not give them her SSN, Credit Card info, etc, and we have already changed most passwords that were associated with that computer, and ended up hanging up on them after they started dodging questions. Any further assistance would be greatly appreciated!
Caller was definitely not American. Said he was warning me that my computer had a virus downloaded on it that could potentially wipe out all my information. He wanted me, the best I could understand him, to go to my computer and he would direct me. No way! I hung up.
Caller name: Christy Roberts
Called to say I had downloaded a corrupt file and my computer was in danger of crashing. Thing was I had downloaded an updated defrag program that day. She sounded very convincing. She gave her number and name. Said she was affiliated with Microsoft. Did not continue conversation.
Caller name: unidentifiable
Got a call from 888-232-1509, identified as some computer tech company "responding to my request for tech support". Bogus. Never requested tech support from anyone. He hung up. Sounded like he was in a "boiler room" from India. I called back a while later to see if I could get the name of the company. SAME guy answered mumbling company name. I hung up.
Caller name: Danny Chang
At 4PM 2/19/14 got a call from 888-232-1509. Caller identified himself as being from Microsoft in response from a message to repair my computer. I told him he was a scammer and not from Microsoft. I asked for his name and he stated Danny Chang and repeated his phone number.
With all the comments here and hope they have been reported to the federal government I'm surprised they haven't shut been shut down if they are USA based or, if not, the number revoked.
Caller name: Sandra Gomez
Caller identified herself as microsoft tech and asked if I had a laptop or desktop; if my pc was slow; said my pc probably had a virus & i should return her call to take care of it. I chose not to do so.
Caller name: various
Called me twice today; first guy could not speak english; I screamed and cursed at them; tried everything else and that did not work.
The do not call registry is a joke, they don't do anything.
Scam for sure.