# New computer scam ?

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Jan 1, 1970
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Interesting gambit:

Get rung up by a voice with a thick accent ( you can guess the origin )
claiming that my computer is generating errors and reporting them to
M$soft. Offers to send a technician to help fix the errors and restore computer to "full working order". Cannot give details about which computer is generating the errors. Cannot send a transcript of the error log to me - does not know my email address. But has my name, street address and phone number - which anyone can get by looking in the phone book. Assumes my computer is running Windoze, but does not know which version. Suggests I run the error log report using eventwvr, which does show a few errors and warnings, but then I know about those, and M$soft specifically says that errors from this log are never sent to
M$soft. A good way of getting a bit of work and money ? An even better way of getting entry to a house with a view to casing the joint ? Maybe I'm just too suspicious. M #### Mauried Jan 1, 1970 0 Interesting gambit: Get rung up by a voice with a thick accent ( you can guess the origin ) claiming that my computer is generating errors and reporting them to M$soft. Offers to send a technician to help fix the errors and restore
computer to "full working order". Cannot give details about which
computer is generating the errors. Cannot send a transcript of the
error log to me - does not know my email address. But has my name,
street address and phone number - which anyone can get by looking in the
phone book. Assumes my computer is running Windoze, but does not know
which version. Suggests I run the error log report using eventwvr,
which does show a few errors and warnings, but then I know about those,
and M$soft specifically says that errors from this log are never sent to M$soft.

A good way of getting a bit of work and money ?

An even better way of getting entry to a house with a view to casing the
joint ?

Maybe I'm just too suspicious.

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Regards,

Its a very common scam.
The aim is to convince you to sign up to a maintenence deal involving
you handing over your CC details to the "maintenence " company.

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Jan 1, 1970
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Mauried said:
Its a very common scam.
The aim is to convince you to sign up to a maintenence deal involving
you handing over your CC details to the "maintenence " company.

Thanks.
Thats what I thought.

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#### Don McKenzie

Jan 1, 1970
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Interesting gambit:

Get rung up by a voice with a thick accent ( you can guess the origin )
claiming that my computer is generating errors and reporting them to
M$soft. Offers to send a technician to help fix the errors and restore computer to "full working order". Cannot give details about which computer is generating the errors. Cannot send a transcript of the error log to me - does not know my email address. But has my name, street address and phone number - which anyone can get by looking in the phone book. Assumes my computer is running Windoze, but does not know which version. Suggests I run the error log report using eventwvr, which does show a few errors and warnings, but then I know about those, and M$soft specifically says that errors from this log are never sent to
M\$soft.

A good way of getting a bit of work and money ?

An even better way of getting entry to a house with a view to casing the
joint ?

Maybe I'm just too suspicious.

not at all, most of this stuff is scams these days.

first thing he should know is your IP address, as this is the only
method of ID anyway.

http://www.whatismyip.com/

if he doesn't have this, then you aren't reporting errors to him.

Cheers Don...

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#### terryc

Jan 1, 1970
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A good way of getting a bit of work and money ?

An even better way of getting entry to a house with a view to casing the
joint ?

Maybe I'm just too suspicious.

Nope, just another scam.

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