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Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:19 PM

Just received a message on my answering machine claiming to be from microsoft.

It was a computor generated voice that said that my windows had been compromised by several foreign countries and my license would be revoked if I did not contact them and change my key. I did not contact them but thought I would let all of you know.

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Reply Just received a message on my answering machine claiming to be from microsoft. (Original post)
appleannie1943 Jul 2018 OP
elleng Jul 2018 #1
appleannie1943 Jul 2018 #3
Hong Kong Cavalier Jul 2018 #4
Retrograde Jul 2018 #12
elleng Jul 2018 #13
Leith Jul 2018 #2
Phoenix61 Jul 2018 #5
kimbutgar Jul 2018 #8
kimbutgar Jul 2018 #6
BarbaRosa Jul 2018 #7
manor321 Jul 2018 #9
BSdetect Jul 2018 #10
Turbineguy Jul 2018 #11
flamin lib Jul 2018 #14
Stuart G Jul 2018 #15
milestogo Jul 2018 #16
samnsara Jul 2018 #17
FuzzyRabbit Jul 2018 #18
yardwork Jul 2018 #19
Totally Tunsie Jul 2018 #20

Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:21 PM

1. Next, 'IRS' will call!

IGNORE!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:23 PM

3. I already ignorred the IRS and have no intention of contacting the phony Microsoft

Just giving a heads up in case anyone here would think it might be legit.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:26 PM

4. I've received more than a few of those.

I didn't even answer. Sent them straight to voicemail.

And then...when I checked the voicemail, it was saying something about me being "reported to the local cops."

I highly doubt the IRS would call law enforcement "the local cops."



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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:37 PM

12. Have you gotten a call from the Chinese IRS yet?

That's becoming more common in my area, where we have a large population of people of Chinese descent, as well as recent immigrants. I get messages in Chinese on my answering device once a week or so - I assume that's what it is.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:43 PM

13. JUST got somesuch, on my phone!

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:21 PM

2. It's a Well Known Scam

I've had the same message on my voicemail.

Do not call them back.

Same goes for the IRS call.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:27 PM

5. Or a grandson in trouble

Who needs you to wire him money.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:29 PM

8. My mother in law who lives in Arizona got one of those calls

She has 7 grandsons who would never make that call. She played along for awhile and then called them out.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:28 PM

6. I got one of those calls last week

Deleted the voice mail And blocked the number on my answering machine.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:29 PM

7. Got it the other day.

I figured it was a scam and left it alone.

Thanks all for the heads up about the IRS scam.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:33 PM

9. SCAM call! Ignore.

 

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:34 PM

10. Invite them to fuck off. No other response.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:36 PM

11. The threats from the IRS

have stopped.

Now they seem to be after my student loans.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:49 PM

14. I got that call. Called them back. The fellow had a heavy accent, Indian? Pakistani?

Couldn't tell but then I'm not great at such things and who cares anyway. Kept him on the phone about 10 minutes jacking with him. He said he was located in Arizona with the fraud division of Microsoft. I couldn't help myself I laughed a little at that. Then I held the phone a little at from myself and said loud enough for him to hear, "Is that long enough Agent Smiley? Do you have him located yet?".

click . . .

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:50 PM

15. The IRS...NEVER CALLS.. IRS always contacts people through the mail.. Why?

Just Believe me. It is the mail...no phone calls...I know. (oh, and it is official, you will know)

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:50 PM

16. As a Microsoft Certified Professional I can assure you that Microsoft does not call consumers

and they most certainly do not want to be called by consumers.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:02 PM

17. lucky you.. i get the microsoft calls from a real live person who can barely speak english.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:04 PM

18. For some reason that nice Nigerian prince

has stopped emailing me. Did something happen to this nice man who wanted to give me millions of dollars?

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:16 PM

19. It's a scam. Fooled somebody I know. Don't respond.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 03:32 PM

20. LOL - so the "foreign countries" angle becomes the latest scare tactic.

What next...a Puty call?

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