Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bogus claims that your computer is reporting errors to Microsoft

I have a theory that if you refer to the company or companies involved in this by name they will be filtered or down-ranked by Google as the principals involved in this have been attempting to manipulate search results and forum comments.

I cannot see why a post that I made on this does not feature higher and those that mention the firms but are on sites such as whocallsme.com and the Guardian are higher.

2 comments:

Sylvia Adoyo said...

almost fell a victim to the same scam had i not googled up fastheal, got a call from a man named Jack Williams who has a clear indian accent with a name that is english told me that he is calling from london and works for technical windows whatever for microsoft, i almost bought this untill when they told me to remove my home security settings and type a website that will eventually lead me to a remote access, and when they told me to run a file i downloaded from that website thats when i knew this was not right, I Am a question lady and when the man realised that i ask too many qns he acted like he was giving me his supervisor to talk to but..lol he just changed his voice to another one and claimed that he was now call Anthony someone (pretending to have a fake english accent that is clearly indian) meanwhile i was counterchecking the website on another computer only to find people and blogs complaining about the website, and something that stood out was the fact that as i google the website the options i was getting was a scam site to look into, i then asked the man if he was calling me from India, he denied, then i read for him the reviews and he got aggressive and hanged up..just a word of advice please be careful with these phone calls especially if it concerns the security of your computer

Anonymous said...

they are still out there, same scam,I am sorry but I would never seriously entertain someone from India entering my computer.It reminds me a a series of calls that I had with De.. tech support. I had initiated that call and at first it seemed all on the up and up except for the amount of money they wanted to fix my computer. I had several calls over a period of time that seemed to get more desperate about wanting to fix my problem. Then it got strange. The callers English skill decreased in direct proportion to the "incredible one time offer". they were offering me. I discontinued the discussion when it got down to 24.99, just give us your credit card number. My brother lived in India for many years and it is not surprising that many scams are coming from there. Few in the west can appreciate the desperate level of poverty and the unrelenting pressure for a better life that Indians are subjected to.