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

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

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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

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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