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About (971) 217-**** Phone Numbers
Numbers with this prefix were first introduced in 2001.While 9712179514 was originally issued by the company above in the location mentioned, the owner of the phone number (971) 217-9514 may have transferred it through a process called porting.
User Complaints for 971-217-9514
Accented individual phoned 10:30AM this morning claiming my computer was sending error messages to Windows support. The background (callcenter) noise would indicate he called from some boiler room. When asking specifics about his location was told Manchester, UK. When I started asking more probing questions (where did he get my name, mailing address, etc) from he got verbally abusive and I hung up.
Beware of any stranger or "company" who call you unsolicited and ask for private information or access to your computer!
Caller name: ?
Male caller with an Indian Accent called indicating that he was calling from Windows Technical Dept from Microsoft. He mentioned something about receiving an error report from my computer. I told him that I did not have any problems with my computer and no error reports were sent. He wanted me to log into my computer so that he could check something, which I did not do. I asked him for his phone number and he gave me the following number indicating that it is their USA Helpline: 239-676-6474 I asked that he not contact me again.
Caller name: Peter
Same as other calls. Today, a fellow with an East Indian accent who calls himself Peter, says he's with Windows/Microsoft and they're getting error messages from my computer. I did not engage him in conversation, just hung up. He has not yet called back.
Caller name: ?
Man with Indian accent asked if I am the owner of a computer in this house. I asked who was calling. He gave his name and explained that he represented Windows, and there were a number of errors coming from my computer. If I would log on to my computer, he would help me, etc... I asked for his number and he hung up. Of course, I HAVE his number----"not in service, Pacific Telecom Group".
Heavy accent saying they were alerted to viruses on my computer. They said that my Windows program was sending alerts to them.
I asked if they were from Microsoft.
They said, no that they were the technical support division with Windows.
I said I would need to call them back. He gave me 415-830-8699 to call back, although call came from 971-217-9514
Caller name: Jennifer
The person identified herself as "Jennifer". She had an East Indian accent and said she was with Windows operating system technical division. She said they were connected with the "main router" and that they could see messages that indicated that the computer had viruses. They wanted me to go on my computer so they could do something. At that point I hung up. The call came in on my cell phone.
I live in Canada. Tonight on My ID caller: 971-217-9514 from Oregon, I got a call from a supposed Windows technician named Kevin. He had an East Indian accent. He told me he was from Windows support and he was phoning about my computer. He knew my name. I told him I did not have a computer, whereupon he ended the call. I have had this same type of call from the same scammers using a different number. They have often called me daily for 2 months. It's certainly a swindle. Sometimes they call me to tell me I have a virus on my computer.
If they call you, just say you do not have a computer. My main concern is that they have my name. I am wondering if they got my details by hacking into something.
Caller name: Not sure- male Pakistani/indian
I just got off the phone with these scammers. The first call was from 971-217-9414. A fellow with a bad accent told me that they were getting lots of error messages from my computer (PC) and it was slowing my emails and internet activity down. Apparently, some 'hackers' were trying to use my ip address in some nefarious way. I listened to him babble on for a couple of minutes-- click here, do this,blah blah blah. I hung up. A minute later he calls back from 425-406-9022 saying sorry we were cut off. I listened to him for minute, told him I was too busy for this now, and hung up. Immediately after this, a private # appeared-- him again. I loudly told him I knew this was a scam and I would report him to the police. Of course, he denied that he was a scammer. I hung up. No more calls back.
Idiot!! So, yes, these two #s are connected-- 971-217-9514 and 425-406-9022. And by the way, I have an apple computer.
Same as above - male caller with Eastern Indian accent insisted that I must talk to him about my Windows computer. When I told him my number was on Do Not Call list, he kept trying to tell me that he can see viruses from my computer and it was not protected...I hung up.
Caller name: don't know...East Indian accent
The caller from this number identified himself as a technician working for a company that was fully integrated with Windows. He said my computer had been sending error messages to Windows that indicated some sort of malware on my computer and that he would help me remove the "problem" He asked me if my computer was turned on now. I questioned his strong accent (he conceded he was Indian but assured me he was calling from Columbus Ohio!) and voiced skepticism about his call. He hung up on me. I notice in my call display that this number called me last week (no message left) as well.
East Indian male called me on 5/16/2013 at 5:05 pm eastern time. He knew my name and asked where I was at. I told him I was home. Then he asked if I was upstairs or downstairs. I live in a single story home. He then asked if my mom was home and I told him no. THen he said my mom was dead. My mom is not dead and numerous times I asked who he was and did not get an answer. I hung up on him after he said my mom was dead.
Caller name: ?
Male caller with an Indian Accent called indicating that he was calling from Windows Technical Dept from Microsoft. He mentioned something about receiving an error report from my computer. I told him that I did not have any problems with my computer and no error reports were sent. He wanted me to log into my computer so that he could check something. I asked him for his phone number and he gave me the following number indicating that it is their USA Helpline: 239-676-6474 I asked that he not contact me again.
I live in Montreal and received a call today from this number. After a 10sec pause, a man with East Indian accent asking about my computer. I asked to have my number removed and then hung up. I don't know how they are doing it but they have called me under different US numbers (253) (866), etc and all asking the same thing. Beware of these scammers!!!
WHAT THE HECK IS THE POLICE DOING TO STOP THIS????