Initially, I placed a call last summer to a number I found on the internet for tech support. I let them get on my computer using an teamviewer.com link. They told me I had a virus and no protection so they sold me a bunch of stuff, wanted to charge me $1,000, but I chickened out of that and only spent $300.00. Then they called me a short time ago to tell me that their software showed that someone was hacking into my computer. I was having trouble and it was probably them trying to hack into my computer. Long story short, I fell for the line again and spent another $300.00. A week or two later, they called me to let me know that the second item I bought was not working. I am a sucker and they knew it. I was told they couldn't put it on the original credit card, that I had to give them a bank card number. Then they told me that instead of putting $300 into the account, they had made a mistake and put in $3,000, would I please return it to them. On and on it went. Finally, I hung up and went to my local bank and found out that they had moved a $2,000, not $3,000, cash advance from my credit card to my bank account. I stopped all activity on any of my credit cards and debit cards and got the bank to return the $2,000 minus the $100 they charged me for a cash advance. EVENTWARE KEEPS CALLING ME!!! ONE MESSAGE ASKED ME WHO I GAVE $7,000 TO. I DON'T ANSWER THEIR CALLS OR WHEN I DO TELL THEM TO LOSE MY NUMBER. These guys knew they had someone who knew nothing about computers and on top of that was a "sucker."
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Jan 28, 2016
Monetary Loss: $399.00
These individuals/Company poses as a Computer Technical Company offering refunds for a virus protection program purchased. Also, have solicited contest winning, and wanting to obtain Remote Access to your computer to send refunds/winnings.
This is my 2nd report, they repeatedly call me, PST AM 5:49-6:10-6:49-7:10today to send them a Money gram for $1900.00 which they say they overpaid me for a refund, (the money was transferred from my savings to checking) I offered to pay by check to get an address but he would not give me an address!!!
Virus popped up on computer to call this number I then allowed them access to computer. They then requested information to my credit card to fix computer. I told them I would call back and realized what I did. I called bank and cards to change all passwords and report possible fraud
Got a call on 01-29-16 from above number. Female foreigner voice I could hardly understand. Said Microsoft & Windows infected and wanted me to get on my computer and she would guide me through correcting the problem. I hung up on her. Checked white pages for the phone number calling and it was registered to Marvin Roundstone in St. Claire? Minn. Shows he had a criminal record.
Couldn't understand the lady calling to identify the name of the company they were representing. I am sure this is a scam attempt. There is nothing wrong with my computer.
Computer was frozen, could not exit. I was told that computer was hit by a serious virus and that my credit card and bank info would be hacked or hijacked unless I paid charges ranging from $199 to$399 and that if I terminated the conversation I would risk high jacked. I terminated and recovered my computer via geeksquad.Please inform me as to the outcome of your investigation.