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13 years 5 months ago #25198 by Xartep
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Someone we know actually received one of these calls, he told them to take a hike.

www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news...eek-computer-control

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13 years 5 months ago #353617 by igor
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There's one born every minute huh? Anything like this gets both barrels if I answer the phone. Especially if they interupt my dinner.

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13 years 5 months ago #353657 by Toast
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With a name like Let Me In you would almost think it was an April Fool's prank. I mean, how obvious!

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13 years 5 months ago #353680 by Stikkibeek
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I'd probably tell him that I don't have a computer and that he is talking a load of BS

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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13 years 5 months ago #353735 by simon@sue
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Hi All, I had the exact same thing happen to me - twice a couple of months ago. I advised them that I would phone the police if they rang again. They were calling from an Auckland number and I verified it by ringing them back but, still, that is no guarantee. I was livid that they were trying to convince me I had computer problems and wanted to know how they knew which, of course, they would not tell me.

Sue (sans Simon)

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13 years 5 months ago #353925 by hogiehorse
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Had one of these calls just now. I told them "Go away, I know what you are up to, do not call me again."

I suppose there might be someone out there still who gets caught!

Hogiehorse
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13 years 5 months ago #353931 by DiDi
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They also rang my 94 year old mother in a retirement village. All I can say is thank goodness she does not have a clue about computers and told the caller to take a hike!

It worries me enormously that the huge number of computer illiterate people out there ( more than knowlegeable) despite having a computer and the elderley will get worried and not have the knowledge that we have to realise it is a scam.

I saw it mentioned on teletext the other day - one day - and gone. Well - that helped - NOT!

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13 years 5 months ago #354708 by Castle Peak
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A friend took a call like this last night. She told them nothing and then quickly called my OH (fixer/geek) to see if he could advise her on how to find the problem on the pc herself.

This one is on the Scam watch website too.

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