Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | ... | 18
1819 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 104

Trusted

  Reply # 436390 7-Feb-2011 17:17 Send private message

ok didn't see this thread until Mauricio pointed it out :)
refering to the post I put here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=76825

Is this worth reporting at all to the likes of the DIA or police or they pretty done all they can and let the consumer beware?

1130 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 72


  Reply # 436634 8-Feb-2011 01:12 Send private message

yup this issue has been going on since before Xmas I would have thought that by now they'd have given up trying scam people who seem to persistently tell them to SOD the F off




Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD FX8320, 8GB Corsair Vengence LP, 2X Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB 1000/1300, 1x WesternDigital WD2500AAJS 7200rpm 8MB cache SATAII , 1x Samsung spinpoin F1 HD502IJ 1x storage mode, 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD502IJ RAID0 Boot, 1x Pioneer DVR212s 18x DVDRW, SilverStone ST75F-P (750W) Full Modular PSU, OS WIN7 x64 ultimate SP1 (7601), SilverStone RaVeN RV02B-W (with USB3.0 upgrade)

34 posts

Geek


  Reply # 436654 8-Feb-2011 07:54 Send private message

Issue is pretty wild in Rotorua atm - lots of customers here calling us regarding computer support phone calls. We even had the neighbour come over with his cordless and he said he would hand the phone over to his computer shop neighbours - they hung up instantly.

Our whole franchise has been seeing this nationwide for a while now, and unfortionatly there are unsavy computer users that have lots of trust in what they are being told - I'm trying to get the word out to my customers, but unless people are made aware of it, many more will be duped.

I just hope they call me - I'm running Ubuntu 10.10! Maybe theres a debian based tool around to backtrace them while they look at issues on a virtualbox hosted XP session :P



BDFL
49908 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4621

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 436655 8-Feb-2011 07:55 Send private message

Athlonite: yup this issue has been going on since before Xmas I would have thought that by now they'd have given up trying scam people who seem to persistently tell them to SOD the F off


Actually the first message in this thread was posted back in August 2010. So it's been going on for almost nine months now.
 




xpd

GTA5 Nut
6358 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 319

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 436665 8-Feb-2011 08:32 Send private message

Think they tried it on me a few weeks ago... I say think, because I got fed up with the delay on the line and the noise in the background so I hung up.




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Check out "Like A Storm" - Official Site

GPKC GTA5 Crew - Fun, social, NZ based

Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / ASUS 260X / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258



gzt

4595 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 244

Subscriber

  Reply # 436698 8-Feb-2011 10:00 Send private message

Newstalk ZB has good reach. Draft a press release foremannz ; ).

Ideally, record a vm session including phone audio and give tv media a call. That will take longer to set up obviously.



1130 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 72


  Reply # 436770 8-Feb-2011 12:25 Send private message

freitasm:
Athlonite: yup this issue has been going on since before Xmas I would have thought that by now they'd have given up trying scam people who seem to persistently tell them to SOD the F off


Actually the first message in this thread was posted back in August 2010. So it's been going on for almost nine months now.

 


 

um you mean 6 months freitasm or have you been time traveling again




Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD FX8320, 8GB Corsair Vengence LP, 2X Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB 1000/1300, 1x WesternDigital WD2500AAJS 7200rpm 8MB cache SATAII , 1x Samsung spinpoin F1 HD502IJ 1x storage mode, 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD502IJ RAID0 Boot, 1x Pioneer DVR212s 18x DVDRW, SilverStone ST75F-P (750W) Full Modular PSU, OS WIN7 x64 ultimate SP1 (7601), SilverStone RaVeN RV02B-W (with USB3.0 upgrade)

3558 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 60

Trusted
WorldxChange

  Reply # 436774 8-Feb-2011 12:34 Send private message

Out of interest sake does anyone see the CLI as being 0000000000 ?




Yes I am a employee of WxC (My Profile) ... but I do have my own opinions as well Wink

             

https://www.facebook.com/wxccommunications

xpd

GTA5 Nut
6358 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 319

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 436781 8-Feb-2011 12:48 Send private message

Someone I know who has had the scammers call, always sees a local number, never seems to be an intl number.




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Check out "Like A Storm" - Official Site

GPKC GTA5 Crew - Fun, social, NZ based

Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / ASUS 260X / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258



64 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 436842 8-Feb-2011 15:09 Send private message

Athlonite:
freitasm:
Athlonite: yup this issue has been going on since before Xmas I would have thought that by now they'd have given up trying scam people who seem to persistently tell them to SOD the F off


Actually the first message in this thread was posted back in August 2010. So it's been going on for almost nine months now.

 


 

um you mean 6 months freitasm or have you been time traveling again



Something was upsidedown eh...?

23 posts

Geek


Reply # 437056 8-Feb-2011 22:34 Send private message

Had a client called today and they took down a number to call the scammers back on. It was an 09 number but this then diverted to the "noisy" operators again.

The Game.
3028 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 550

Trusted
Think Concepts
Subscriber

  Reply # 437149 9-Feb-2011 09:49 Send private message

I would say they are possibly using hacked PABX boxes to "proxy" the calls.




Michael Murphy
[Twitter] [Last.fm] [IPv6 Sage]

Everything I say here is my own opinion and not that of my employer.

472 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 437153 9-Feb-2011 10:01 Send private message

We havent had any calls yet from these scammers, got everything ready to take them on a ride and record the call.  Im assuming guys get numbers at random from the whitepages online as they know your last name?  So they should know your address too then if thats the case.  I run an IT business from home so they possibly know from the address, hence no calls.

174 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 437909 10-Feb-2011 18:36 Send private message

Here is my input... also sent to Telecom.

Phone call received with caller ID 124 (this appears to be the number you call about underground cables).

Time 1750 on 10 Feb 2011.

Well spoken male voice.

Caller claimed to be responding to lots of error messages received from a Microsoft Windows 7 Computer at our location (Napier).

When my wife offered to hand the phone to me, the caller disconnected the call.



1130 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 72


  Reply # 439262 14-Feb-2011 14:02 Send private message

My mum who's 70 got the call I'd have loved to have been able to see the look on the mans face when she unceremoniously told him to F!!!! off ya damn Idiot she then hung up and hasn't had a problem since..

I just about wet myself laughing when she told me on Friday last week :D




Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD FX8320, 8GB Corsair Vengence LP, 2X Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB 1000/1300, 1x WesternDigital WD2500AAJS 7200rpm 8MB cache SATAII , 1x Samsung spinpoin F1 HD502IJ 1x storage mode, 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD502IJ RAID0 Boot, 1x Pioneer DVR212s 18x DVDRW, SilverStone ST75F-P (750W) Full Modular PSU, OS WIN7 x64 ultimate SP1 (7601), SilverStone RaVeN RV02B-W (with USB3.0 upgrade)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | ... | 18
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Snap have failed our company!
Created by dafman, last reply by kornflake on 21-Oct-2014 23:04 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark Socialiser
Created by freitasm, last reply by Flickky on 21-Oct-2014 22:10 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Another Trade Me competitor: SellShed
Created by freitasm, last reply by jonathan18 on 21-Oct-2014 23:12 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


American legal jurisdiction in New Zealand
Created by ajobbins, last reply by gzt on 21-Oct-2014 14:58 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Overcharged by Slingshot for months - warning to existing customers
Created by dusty42, last reply by richms on 21-Oct-2014 19:15 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Why would Suresignal calls be worse quality than non-Suresignal calls from the same location?
Created by Geektastic, last reply by froob on 21-Oct-2014 08:21 (41 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Just bought a TiVo online. No wireless adaptor. Will a standard one work? Or do I need the TiVo one ?
Created by Limerick, last reply by graemeh on 20-Oct-2014 16:03 (11 replies)

Spark Socialiser and new plan
Created by saeran, last reply by eXDee on 21-Oct-2014 21:52 (10 replies)


Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.