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SamTyler

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PostSubject: Fake PC Support Scam   Fake PC Support Scam Icon_minitimeThu May 13, 2010 12:37 pm

Check out this article for the latest scam aimed at taking cash from PC users - what will they come up with next?

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/356833/pensioner-targeted-by-fake-virus-phone-scam
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SamTyler

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PostSubject: Re: Fake PC Support Scam   Fake PC Support Scam Icon_minitimeWed Jul 07, 2010 10:43 am

An update on this scam on the PC Pro site - seems like it is very difficult to stop them!

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/359233/the-unstoppable-tech-support-scam
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PostSubject: Re: Fake PC Support Scam   Fake PC Support Scam Icon_minitimeThu Jul 22, 2010 5:17 pm

Good article from the Guardian which addresses the issue of where the scammers get their information from - it might be those Indian Call Centres to blame. Read it here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/jul/20/phone-calls-india-scams
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PostSubject: Re: Fake PC Support Scam   Fake PC Support Scam Icon_minitimeWed Aug 25, 2010 10:52 am

The scam is spreading and even the Evening News knows about it now! Just be careful out there!

http://www.scotsman.com/news/Conmen-take-control-of-home.6488963.jp
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sybil

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PostSubject: Re: Fake PC Support Scam   Fake PC Support Scam Icon_minitimeWed Aug 25, 2010 3:14 pm

the keep askin me if ma skys workin an ah aye says no an the get a worrit and pit a soupeviser oan an she gets a worrit an ah can keep her talkin fer ages but when ah let oan ahve niver had sky the bugar of quick enogh
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PostSubject: Re: Fake PC Support Scam   Fake PC Support Scam Icon_minitimeThu Feb 17, 2011 4:21 pm

This seems to be back again as I have heard of several people getting this type of call (even some who do not have a computer!) so please beware

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/28/cold_call_scareware_scam_targets_mac_fanbois/
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PostSubject: Re: Fake PC Support Scam   Fake PC Support Scam Icon_minitimeThu Feb 17, 2011 8:02 pm

ah,ve had fower this week an ahve still no goat sky they're after ma credt caird numbers to and laons an morgages
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PostSubject: Re: Fake PC Support Scam   Fake PC Support Scam Icon_minitimeThu Mar 03, 2011 4:46 pm

More about this scam which seems to be spreading like wildfire

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2275090/trusteer-scareware-microsoft
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