Microsoft Windows Scam from UK landline 01225 766466
Never let anyone get access to your computer when they ring up.
I am averaging a call per week from scammers trying to scare me about my computer having serious problems and impacting the internet.
My usual response is "Thanks for letting me know and it is great to hear I am causing so many problems" or "I know, it is me hacking the Internet" or "I have a Mac so do not have Windows" then put the phone down.
On previous calls they have made numerous threats:
- They will lock my computer in an hour and it will cost me £200 to unlock. They have never locked my computer.
- They will ring me every hour of every day. They did not do this either.
- After spinning one out for an hour and going through the process until the point where they wanted to connect, they threatened to come to my house and beat me up for wasting their time. They did have my actual address but nothing happened
The latest was today from 01225 766466
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