Tech Support Scam

1244 reports /
Unresolved

Wanting moneygram to name in china.

  • by: Will808
  • #276
  • Jan 12, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
A "so called" representative of Teamveiwer.com, a company I had used to try to fix my computer problems, was calling to give me a refund of $220 and remove their software from my computer. I fell for it and the next thing I know he has me in my online banking site. He is on my computer with me via a remote connection. My screen goes black and he says he is transferring the $220 to my account. When my screen comes back on it shows that he accidentally put $2220 into my account. He told me that to fix this error I needed to send him $2000 by moneygram. He gives me this name and address:
Country- China
Name- Pinjun Zou
City- Beijing
Zip- 100206
Reason- Pesonal, Friend
At this point I hangup my phone, unplug my computer and internet. I call my bank and No money had been transferred to my account. I got a new Internet banking account. And changed all passwords. I would also like to add that while he was on my computer by remote, he changed my user password and told me he would keep me locked out until I worked with him.
Names reported:
Pinjun zou
Phones reported:
859-846-9486, 239-349-4982
Web/emails reported:
Teamveiwer.com
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

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Unresolved

Have been scammeed

  • by: lindaja
  • #303
  • Jan 13, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Id theft...social security theft. Got into my computer and took the information of the computer and my credit card and they are ordering apps and erasing files and breaking my computer. taking my minutes off my cell phone. rerouting my home phone...taking the phone numbers I need from business calls. threatening me for money, credit cards, get a job. they make disks on how to ruin a person's life. they do mind control and theft of my new business. They get into people's websites and steal. they do snuff films, subliminal messages, human computer microchips.
Names reported:
Don Mcleod, Alan M. Gross
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Scam artist claiming to be with microsoft.

  • by: speedball
  • #505
  • Jan 19, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $1
called me on land line. told me that he was from microsoft tech support. didn't even know my name. tried to tell me that I had a virus and he was going to help me fix it. then, I proceeded to cuss him out. he hung up. I have his number.
Names reported:
Don't have any but they were not one of us !
Phones reported:
423-845-7012
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

PC tech scam

  • by: rkzipf
  • #531
  • Jan 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $299
They called me wanting to refund me money I spent for PC tech help. They wanted to share my info with them by me accessing Supremo and give them my information so they could pay me back. He wouldn't tell me where he was calling from. COuld hear dog barking in background. I remember original transaction made was through Western Union which I stopped cancelled Transaction immediately. Told me they were going to refund me $599 and they were going to send it to me. At the end of the last phone call I started cursing at him and he did the same to me! I knew not normal.
Phones reported:
434-282-0312
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Tech fix

  • by: dgsone1
  • #550
  • Jan 20, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $9,000
Was called and told that my computer was running slow and microsoft told the company Tech fix to call me and they needed to come into my computer to adjust. Offered me a $399.00 yearly contract to help me keep my computer up and running. I agreed to do so. I then had a phone call a week later and they wanted to go into my computer CPU? and check on it. At this point they told me they would give me a refund and in a lump sum of 2500 dollars and that I would have to send them 2100 refund. I told them no. But they kept insisting. I have had 9000 removed from my bank account and Microsoft has had their name compromised.
Names reported:
Peter Williams, Mark Jones
Phones reported:
239-400-2950, 281-203-8139
Web/emails reported:
[email protected]
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.

Unresolved

Computer hack blackmail

  • by: Agary
  • #572
  • Jan 21, 2016
  • Monetary Loss: $0
trying to update my windows an got a pop up it look like it was official from Microsoft since I was updating they told me that I had been hacked and would lock my computer up to call this number 866 278 0614 and they would fix it to make a long story short they told me I had to put in a address so they can look at my computer and fix it then they told me it would cost me $150 and said that if I didn't pay it that they had my IP address that they would charge up my bank account and credit cards but I thought that they were going to fix my computer not blackmail me I told them that I was on Social Security and I did not have the money and I did not have the money then they told me that my check would be cut off or my money would be taken on the 4th now I'm scared to death to even cut my computer on and I pay my utility bills on the computer I do not know what to do please help help me please!!!!!
Names reported:
Sean
Phones reported:
866-278-0614, 855-851-8426
Identity Theft Risk:

 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.