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Topic # 127445 10-Aug-2013 11:02
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Unfortunately my neighbour has just been sucked in paid them $250, now I have to format his pc, told him its a well known scam and to cancel his credit card, whats more im sure i've told him about this scam before!  Some people just don't learn.  If ISP's could activate some sort of scam warning/block on sites like logmein and other remote access sites these scammers use, it would stop a lot of people being sucked in.  Its simple, eg... someone visits in their browser and immediately is redirected to a scam warning page hosted by the ISP, logmein is noted as a legitimate service and is used by lots of people, however its also used unlawfully by these scammers, the user is given the option to continue and/or opt-out completely from getting the warning each time they visit the site.

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BDFL - Memuneh
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  Reply # 875017 10-Aug-2013 11:13
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Yes, indeed...

Moved to "Desktop Computing" because it's not really a Microsot Windows problem. Also it would be good to post follow ups in the existing discussion on phone support scam.

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