SCAM heads up.

SCAM heads up.

PostBy: urdahere On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:23 pm

A SCAM heads up. I just received another call from someone who said that they are from Google Analytics. Oriental voice offering to scan my computer for problems. Don't ever allow anyone remote access to your computer and hang up on these calls. This is the second one in 2 weeks.
urdahere
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: SCAM heads up.

PostBy: CoaLen On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:00 pm

Thanks for the heads up.
There are other versions of this same scam that have been around for awhile, like the caller who claims to be affiliated with Microsoft or some other legitimate company...

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/phone-sc ... ports/4198
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: SCAM heads up.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Thanx for the heads up urdahere, you take the fun out of things,just bein a dumb old farmer, I get a kick out of these kinda scams and I'm constantly amazed at how stupid people can be-- ;) The line for me is drawn when it involves the elderly--that's right you young woodpeckers--older then me :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix


Re: SCAM heads up.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:47 pm

I'm with Fred.... when you get them on the phone, play with their minds! :angel: :shh: :rofl:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: SCAM heads up.

PostBy: cabinover On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:21 pm

Just tell them the truth, you only look at it for coal and boobies. :D You aren't worried about anything else unless you're cold or the missus has been nice to ya! :roll:
cabinover
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: SCAM heads up.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:37 pm

All 800, 900, 888, out of area, or private calls get blocked here. If it's not a real number, it doesn't get answered. ;)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: SCAM heads up.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:45 pm

affiliated with Microsoft or some other legitimate company...


I am sorry, so do you think Microsoft is a legitimate company? ... they are the worst crooks of them all.

For the first time in the history of the PC, Microsoft is rolling out a new Windows ecosystem for which they will be the sole software distributor. If you buy Windows 8, the only place you will be able to download software that integrates with its new user interface will be the official Windows Store. Microsoft will have complete control over what software will be allowed there.

Keep those Win 7 disks handy and mostly worry about anything from Microsoft.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22


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