Tech Support Scam

1244 reports /
Unresolved

HOLD COMPUTER FOR RANSOM.

  • by: grandpa
  • #99
  • Jan 5, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
A person, a man called on the phone and said that I will have to pay 250.00 to continue to use my computer because of outdated drivers and malware. He said it was causing problems with their server...I told him to call back today at 6:00 pm...SHOULD I PAY IT?
Names reported:
Would not give name
Phones reported:
501-588-6047
Web/emails reported:
They call on the phone
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

I have been scammed by Adam said he was from windows technical support

  • by: maggiemay
  • #142
  • Jan 6, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $175
I was called on 1-6-16 around 7;15 p.m. by a man he said his name was Adam he said there was a problem with my computer.he told me to hit the windows key and R .He said my computer had been hacked and my license was no good and that i needed to pay 175.00 for a lifetime license. he basically took over my computer and said that it wasn't a scam that Windows was a worldwide company, and he was very adamant about what he was telling me. after i told him i was not going to pay,he starting deleting things on my computer. Also the name Kevin Smith kept coming up on the computer, the whole thing lasted about an hour and a half.
Names reported:
Marjean Fitzgerald
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Customer support scam

  • by: Mfornico
  • #186
  • Jan 9, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $250.00
Called 888-216-2845 no got from google search on customer support for hp envy printer after talking with them sessile realized something not right scammed.
Phones reported:
888-216-2845
Web/emails reported:
No
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Fraud online to urge me to pay for setting up a new printer

  • by: bs
  • #192
  • Jan 9, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $2.00
This individual was telling me my computer was compromised allowing foreign persons and others to hack my computer. He urged me to cancel my computer spyware programs and proceeded to do it himself by taking over control of my computer.
Names reported:
Mr. Jake Allen
Phones reported:
800-434-2116
Web/emails reported:
He claimed to work for the epson printer company
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

He sounded indian/eastern

  • by: michellecosta123
  • #200
  • Jan 9, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
My laptop was blocked on internet explorer, I called the number provided, the guy said to pay im $180 to unblock me. I backed out of internet explorer and it worked fine again. I've seen multiple complaints about this number.
Names reported:
William
Phones reported:
877-646-9990
Web/emails reported:
www.detected-newx.com
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Website scam

  • by: Gertie
  • #210
  • Jan 10, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I entered powow.com in error for the site I was looking for and this page came up saying there was an error and I had to call Microsoft customer service at this particular phone number. When i did, they wanted to take over my pc to clear it out. My screen was frozen, pc was beeping. I hung up. Using Firefox. I did not give them access.
Eventually I got out of the page.
Phones reported:
888-681-5610
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.