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Microsoft Gold Partner Accused of Scam Calls

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by Jack, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Jack

    Jack Administrator Staff Member

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    Amazing, Only yesterday I got a call from these people. An Indian sounding woman, Told me I had a virus and that they need to remote access my PC to "fix" it.

    I admit I screamed down the phone about 10 different cuss words and hanged up. Because that's what these idiotic scammers deserve.

    Good times lol. :p
  3. Umbra Polaris

    Umbra Polaris Testing And Review Expert Staff Member

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    i had receive a call long time ago from my french ISP trying to scare me about security with the purpose of making me buy McAfee solutions, i delivered her a pure technical flow of security geek jargon on her face, 1mn later she said thank you very much then hang up.... :D
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    Epic fail, especially if the user knows his/her computer is clean, why bother to talk from those Scam Calls told that the machine was infected.
  5. WinAndLinuxTutorials

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    They think that we don't have brain to know if our PC is infected or not. Imagine I just bought a PC with no OS installed, they called us saying "Your PC is infected" :D
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    i just notice that only english-speaking countries were focused :p
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    Usually when I see Microsoft Gold Partner logo on a vendor's website, the first thing I think of is phishing scam. I haven't found many sites with the logo to be trustworthy.
    One of the best examples is Uniblue.

    Thanks.:D
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    i never care if on some site have Microsoft Gold logo or whatever.
    just need to know. must be read about software. background company. and other details about it.
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    These days badges including Microsoft Gold Partner can be easily faked as to convince users that website was trustworthy.
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    There is a part of Microsoft's website that you can actually search for who is a trusted Gold Partner. You can browse by name or search, I forgot where this website is. If someone can find it and post it here it would be helpful so in future needs we can search. Cheers.
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    This website you can search between Gold Certified Partner or Certified Partner.
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    Thanks james that was quick of you to find and reply to me. Bookmarked for future use.

    +Rep
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    phew! i agree with jamescv7... don't talk to them when you're sure...however, what these people do is scare you, and they sound so sure and honest that you usually feel like letting them do the job right away. that's fooled a lot of people already. good thing everybody's becoming more aware about them.. here's a post i got from http://www.callercenter.com, "Caller said they were receiving messages from my computer & attempted to have me run 'eventvwr' on my laptop. At that point, I hung up. My understanding of that scam is that, had I gone along, they would have claimed that something in the event logs showed I was infected with viruses and eventually got around to asking for control of my desktop." ---dave... i hope this helps...
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    Thanks :) I used this site long ago but I forgot the link.
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    This maybe sound stupid, but how do they get all this phone numbers anyway?
    Do they actually called out by the person identity (name) when they makes those calls?
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    -- served them well! hahaha
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    these guys are getting better!there's no stopping them and there's no telling what they can do to you. is it LEGAL to scam the scammers? just wondering...
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    hey! i checked out http://www.callercenter.com and the site is practically filled with reports scam complaints! i never knew these fraudulent activities are THAT rampant!

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