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  Reply # 875091 10-Aug-2013 14:45 Send private message quote this post

dukester: I recently had to help a work mate who allowed one these scammers to connect to him. He even gave them his credit card number ($900 taken)

How promptly did the bank reimburse him?

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  Reply # 875127 10-Aug-2013 17:08 Send private message quote this post

Skolink:
dukester: I recently had to help a work mate who allowed one these scammers to connect to him. He even gave them his credit card number ($900 taken)

How promptly did the bank reimburse him?


Apparently it took about 2 weeks, but the bank repaid the money.

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  Reply # 883455 23-Aug-2013 15:31 Send private message quote this post

Just wanted to contribute that these guys are back, Happened to me today for the 4th time this month! Happened to a friend too few weeks ago too. They are going by the name of Windows Computer Wellington or something. Cant believe they haven't put a stop to this yet, who knows how many people they go around preying upon and scamming. if anybody wanted here's the link just for the record. http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=48&topicId=128793

A guy from malwarebytes actually taped them, here's the YT video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a_edowfgl8

full article here: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-04/11/malwarebytes

These scumbags are targeting people on Fridays & Weekends so by the time people realize they have been scammed they cant get in touch with their banks. Although NZ banks are pretty good in case anybody is scammed just call them up immediately they can charge back your money within 30 days or so. Probably a good idea to remain on a Dynamic IP that changes, maintain your anti virus/firewall and DO NOT install ANYTHING they ask you to. Re install Windows if you let them install team viewer or some other remote access software.

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  Reply # 1094200 23-Jul-2014 14:01 Send private message quote this post

We got a 3 calls, within 3 days, from a indian gentleman claiming to be from "Windows New Zealand"   When my father sarcasticly said, "Don't you mean Microsoft New Zealand", he got extremely agitated, and said somewhere along the lines, of "I'm not stupid, you know you can hang up if you want", and then they had the nerve to phone back later, and which was when I screamed, down the phone for probably about 20 seconds. Somewhere along the lines of AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH, and we haven't heard from them since. Thank heavens, my family is fairly computer knowledgable, and wouldn't fall for this in 10,000 years.

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  Reply # 1094878 24-Jul-2014 12:12 Send private message quote this post

And now they're branching out and pretending to be from IRD and demanding tax payments.

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  Reply # 1094879 24-Jul-2014 12:19 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

DarthKermit: And now they're branching out and pretending to be from IRD and demanding tax payments.


In an aggressive mood from what I heard. But still, chances are they will sound hilarious to savvy people.

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