Tech Support Scam

873 reports / 4 comments
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Unresolved

Calls everday

  • by: mwpanek
  • #40528
  • Oct 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This guy call's just about everyday and wants to take control of my computer
Names reported:
Chris D'Degaard
Phones reported:
651-762-1858
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Windows Scam

  • by: LLChemin
  • #40492
  • Oct 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
A woman with a thick Indian accent called saying she was from windows and that she'd been receiving warnings from my computer. I was immediately suspicious. She asked if I was directly near my computer and I said no. Then she asked if I could get to my computer and I again said no to which she asked, "why not?" I asked her why she was asking and she again repeated she needed to check on these warnings. I then asked how I didn't know she was a scammer and she got impatient and said how would she have my phone number and computer license number if she was a scammer. I told her she shouldn't be arguing with me and I was going to hang up. She then threatened to close my email account if I hung up. I hung up. The same number called me back 3 more times until I blocked it.
Phones reported:
425-553-2176
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Attempted scam by microsoft

  • by: bcareca
  • #40479
  • Oct 11, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I think I just got scammed. I really can't remember what I was working on [not with Microsoft] but a Microsoft pop-up showed up and said something about someone else had just used my IPS. it said to call a number and they would fix the problem and that I shouldn't shut down or restart. I googled the number and several of the posts said that restarting had worked them. So I did. Now I can only get to a window giving me 3 choices each of which I need to type in my password. Or reset it That made me uncomfortable so I shut down and restarted. I did that several times with no luck. I signed in as "guest". It looked like an anonymous desktop but it did go on to the internet. When I was trying to access my account the two tabs that came up both had a very gray background and both wanted me to reset my passwords. I took pics with my phone if you want to see them. Please give me advice. Was this something real from Microsoft or a hacker trying to access my computer?
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

I have been scammed by HP or Edward Johnson

  • by: johnc
  • #40417
  • Oct 10, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $4,000
The phone rang, on the id said, Hewlett Packard.I have an hp.I and he ided himself as ed Johnson. int net software protection.I said I have life time protection already, he said they are going out of bus. The wanted to send a refund. sent to my computer I opened my bank account so he could send refund....mistake ! he robbed me in my bank account.
Names reported:
Edward Johnson
Phones reported:
310-868-8911
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

I have been scammed by rescueme.com

  • by: russbragg
  • #40385
  • Oct 10, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $0
I was on my computer when this notice came on saying I had been attacked. the notice was from rescue me .com which showed up as aol.com. I called the number which I failed to write down, and a person by name of Miss Gains answered. She told me she could fix the problem and she would walk me through what I needed to do. when she got to the part where she said you need to sign over the machine is said I don't think so. just then my son called who does work for the FBI and told me to call this number. It took him some time to walk me through the notice!! and delete it from the machine.
Names reported:
Russell J Bragg
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

I have been scammed by proclick services.

  • by: Mamatron
  • #40265
  • Oct 08, 2017
  • Monetary Loss: $1,100
I got a red screen on my computer stating I have been infected with malware and was locked down. I stupidly gave them access to my computer and bank account and let them take $1100.00 to remove malware and put their security on my computer. I realized later that it was a scam and changed all of my bank accounts but I lost that money
Phones reported:
510-545-8715
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Comments:

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Etrecia vd Westhuizen

Mar 02, 2016 10:07 AM

I was also scammed and hacked on Saturday 27/2/16 Only realizing it was too late when the scammer start asking for my banking detail. I immediately switched off by computer, unfortunately too slow as he locked my pc with a password. Now I am battling to get my pc up and running again. Must I reload? Or how am I going to be able to fix this?

ReportScam

Jan 05, 2016 9:05 PM

To user: grandpa, complaint #99 - Do not pay them! It is a scam. Take your computer to a local computer repair shop and have them remove all the viruses and check for damages.