Latest TeleMarket computer repair scam

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by senseless, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. senseless macrumors 68000

    senseless

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    I received 2 foreign calls this week that my Windows computer is sending error messages to the "Server". The caller said he would be happy to fix this for me. I told him it was a nice try, since I'm on a Mac.

    I can imagine the credit card charges that would result from accepting this friendly offer.
     
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816

    teleromeo

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    Got those phone calls too a couple of weeks ago. They want you to install an exe via the command line. In fact you are installing an application that lets them take over your PC. I guess they can do anything they want after that.
     
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

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  4. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Scam has been circulating around for a while now. I've also read that there's a one for Macs.
     
  5. EvilQueen macrumors 6502

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    I got the same thing a couple weeks ago. Caller ID came up blocked and they could not tell me what operating system I was running. Nice try. LOL
     

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