Refund Scams

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Unresolved

Microsoft refund scam

  • by: Jdubose
  • #43060
  • Dec 6, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This appears to a Microsoft refund scam. They wanted me to go to the website, www.150.co.il to download software to allow them access to my computer. The website is a Hewbrew site. It looks fony! Can you notify others and alert the authorities about this issue?
Phones reported:
888-546-7923
Web/emails reported:
www.150.co.il

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Unresolved

Attempted scammer

  • by: Jjean
  • #45111
  • Jan 30, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was called by a guy named Dwayne with a middle eastern accent claiming to be from a refund department. He was talking fast, trying to explain that he was trying to issue me a refund of my deposit paid with my credit card for services they were unable to provide and that for one reason or another it wasn’t working. He was calling to “verify” my card number and personal information. I believe he’s targeting people who are recently married or engaged as I was just married and went to several briadal shoes, events where I was signed up for several “free” things. When I questioned their services offered and why they didn’t already have my information if I did in fact pay them any money he hung up.
Names reported:
Dwayne, Bella Sound
Phones reported:
315-715-7821
Unresolved

I have been scammed by Shawn

  • by: langlang
  • #45536
  • Feb 16, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $1250
he called and said that I was going to get my refund back because of BBB. This was a fee for tech help with comp. He had me fill out a form through my comp. saying I was to get 250. they somehow added a 0. Now I owe them money. they were good. had me buying 10 - 100 demo. I tune cards and giving him the numbers. that was a 1000.00.
he called today. wants me to buy more I tune cards to get everything straight.
Names reported:
Shawn, Frank
Phones reported:
315-483-7546
Unresolved

Retry to steel money

  • by: dontowns75
  • #45571
  • Feb 18, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $8000
Last week I got a call from Golete, CA saying they were going to refun the $3875 that they owe me. I do not know how they were able to get on my computer. They promised a refund for Friday morning. Friday there was a deposit of $8000-/ They called and told me that they had made a misstate and asked me to withdraw $4700 in cash from my account. When I got to the bank they said the $8000 deposit had come from my wife' s account. I do not know how they got into my computer or gained access to my accounts.
Names reported:
Steve Wills, Christ Woakes
Phones reported:
815-567-4076
Unresolved

Scammed by this company

  • by: Sunshine57
  • #46306
  • Mar 21, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $8000
This guy called me, said they were with Microsoft refund Dept. and needed to refund the $400 I had paid them, they accessed by computer, worked on it, never finished the job, then got access to my checking account, make a deposit of $4000 in my checking account, but then acccessed my savings account and took the money and transferred it.
Names reported:
Alex William
Phones reported:
201-357-2133
Unresolved

Refund for computer maintenance.

  • by: Robert615
  • #48379
  • Jun 7, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Yesterday I received two telephone calls from an unidentified computer maintenance company to refund computer maintenance agreement fees. The scammer told me I had a refund of $399.99 due from Microsoft because the computers of the maintenance company had crashed and the maintenance provider was going out of business. Because the company was closing Microsoft was requiring that all fees paid be refunded. The caller wanted to trick me into installing an application that would send me a refund application which I’d have to fill out to get the refund. I was suspicious so I Googled “Google maintenance refund scam,” and got several hits. The scammers were hoping I’d let them install an application that would give them control of my computer. They would also ask for my bank account information so the “refund” could be sent electronically. They wanted to take control of my computer and empty my bank accounts. I am 73 but still would want any refund I’m due. At first I was not suspicious. As an afterthought I considered this could be a scam and Googled to find out. My Senior generation (as well as others not aware of suspicious calls like this) would be most vulnerable to this scam. Incidentally, I told the caller I couldn’t have had a Microsoft agreement because I had an Apple computer. Without missing a beat he shifted the conversation to Apple. When he didn’t know a detail about me he always blamed not knowing on his “crashed system.” The caller told me his name was “John Smith,” even though he spoke with a heavy accent. When I exposed him as a scammer, he abruptly hung up. About two hours later I got another call from another scammer with the same scam, only he knew I had an Apple computer. He called from ‭(276) 336-0626‬ in Martinsville, VA. After the call, I remembered getting several eMails with a similar theme. And today my wife got one which appeared to be from our cell provider claiming we were paying .$025 per text and therefore urging us to switch to it’s free service. We have unlimited text, phone and data.
Phones reported:
‭304-451-0376, 845-288-8060