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.




232 posts

Master Geek


# 128793 23-Aug-2013 14:27
Send private message

So we got a call this morning, a while ago. Some kid with the typical silly indian accent on the other end who says hes calling from some Windows Computer Agency, Says its based in Wellington. I know he was lying and what he was about to do. I said let me guess you are calling from India? He says "No No We are a Wellington based company,  we can fix your computer" I say "yea no thanks we have a friend who is a computer engineer himself." he says "We have information that your computer has been compromised and we can help you, your computer is about to crash blah blah blah" (Just like the matrix or some james bond hollywood movie) "Shut the f up you dog. Dont bother calling here"

I go to put down the phone the little fokr calls back, this time with a calm head I say, Okay let me guess its you again, now  look how quickly the Fixer of computers becomes the hacker, lol he says "Look we have control of your computer and we are going to crash it" I have a big smirk on my face, I say okay go ahead. he says "Okay you want to see? Turn on your computer I will show you" ...few seconds later, okay mister hacker, its on. (I'm playing along) so press Windows Key + R (He probably wanted me to RUN some xxxx on the command promote lol) so i am cracking myself up here, if hes the hacker why do I need to put codes in. Lol. So I say look, " who do you think you are scamming here? I am a independent political blogger and a engneer myself I know how this sht works, dont f with me. Do you know what I can do to your number, I will report it!" (he thinks I am a computer engineer) and says oh so your are a computer engineer and starts to hesitate and back off somewhat in his tone. I proceeded to give him a can of whoopass for trying to scam people like that. Then I cut the line.

Just as I go to put down the phone the persistent scumbag calls back again!! this time to swear at me for catching his act of course. I say "why are you wasting your time and money calling me and as i finish he hangs up" lol

Reported him to the the police here at Avondale station, few weeks ago one of my friends said he got a scam email or message in his computer that said "his computer was being used to  watch child porn and now have to say $200 to some bank account". Turns up he had some malware virus issues. but I helped him sort that out.

So just a reminder, Scammer's are calling around a lot pretending to be 1. Computer Repair Guys, 2. Security Frims & 3. Hackers, Preying on old or ignorant people to scam you out of your hard earned money. let your friends and parents or elder members of the family know. If anybody wants to report it to the orb go right ahead.

Create new topic

This is a filtered page: currently showing replies marked as answers. Click here to see full discussion.

1711 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 883392 23-Aug-2013 14:39
One person supports this post
Send private message

See this existing thread on the topic Beware phone scam: We fix PC problems

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



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:





News »

Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51


Facebook Portal to land in New Zealand
Posted 19-Sep-2019 18:35



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.