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Who The F*ck Called Me & What Does He Want?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mohnikinsiz, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. mohnikinsiz

    mohnikinsiz Regular Member

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    Just got a phone call which most definitely was some sort of scam..

    The guy was indian and spoke bad english.. Claimed he was calling from a service center representing Microsoft.

    He said that there are a lot of viruses and stuff on the computer and wanted me to go infront of my computer (which I already was).

    He then asked me to press "window button" and "R". This opens up the "Run" window. Then he wanted me to type in something there, but he spoke so fast and so quick I had no idea what he said.

    I questioned him and aksed why he wanted me to do this? I was scratching my head trying to understand what the hell he was trying to achieve with the phone call throughout the entire conversation. After I questioned him he said he would pass me to the national service representative for my country. I then hung up.

    What the hell was he trying to do? Was he trying to get access to my computer via remote access by typing in some sort of code in the "Run" window? Has anyone else experienced this?

    It was unknown number and I am quite certain that this was not some sort of windows representative. After I hung up I phoned back 2 times straight away without me answering.

    Please note: His english was terrible, he was definitely reading from a paper. I might have misunderstood a few things but it involved viruses, malmware, trojans, go to the computer, click window button and "r", type in some letters, connect me to sales representative..
     
  2. deathripper

    deathripper Junior Member

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    Lol what a stupid guy. Only a fool would not get suspicious to that.
     
  3. embits

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    It's deffo a scam - I work as an IT consultant in the real world and no end of clients have called me in the past few weeks with a similar story.

    They always say they are from Microsoft and try and gain remote access to your computer.

    Simple answer - ignore them. The more you talk to them the more they call you back... :D
     
  4. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    You should have just said that you're not interested and ended the call. Your wasting time and making an issue of something that could have been avoided. This thread is pretty much useless.
     
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    That is bizarre! Talk about ballzy!! Still, I can kinda see this working depending on who you happened to call.

    I'm guessing you're right: that he was trying to get you to install some sort of program that would allow them to use your computer. Most likely, it would have been a program that ran in the background so you'd barely notice it. In the meantime, they're doing all sorts of nefarious things via your IP and machine. Maybe if they wanted to, they could get access to your bank accounts, etc. but I would venture that they just wanted to use your machine/internet access.

    My first response to this call would have been "Wait a minute, wait a minute...Microsoft has been illegally monitoring my computer? Oh Rrrrllllllyyyy??? Looks like I've got one hell of a lawsuit on my hands. Thanks for calling!! Now, if I could just get your name, your employee ID number, the name of your supervisor and a number where my lawyer can be in contact with you..." CLICK
     
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    @ Shadedream - he did post this in lounge. So, it's not like he's wasting space in a 'serious' forum. I saw no harm, no foul.
     
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    I can see your point however it's not totally useless, it gives newbies and those that are not aware of such scams some insight into how it works.

    Alot of scammers everywhere and the more post's we have like this makes us more aware do you not agree?
     
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    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    I know it's the lounge, I never said anything about wasting space, I myself at times post useless things, but this really is a stupid thing to make a rant about. Things like these happen all the time and if the OP continued such a stupid conversation it pretty much shows where his common sense is.

    That does make sense, but still, it looks like the OP made the thread to rant about the conversation rather than to inform others of scams.

    PS. And how do you call back someone with an unknown number? LOL

     
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    If you and op have to worry about every solicitor's phone call, then prepare to be hospitalized from a heart attack. :rolleyes:

     
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  11. willo556

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    Ah yes I have also been receiving these phone calls! I stayed on the phone call and they asked me to use the LogMeIn remote desktop thing, some sort of scam for sure. The fact that they claim to be from Microsoft almost had my Father fooled and he let them connect to his PC and everything, until I ran in the room and turned his computer off :p
     
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    Really cant see the harm in Op bringing this to peoples attention, these scams catch people out every day, we can all be scammed knowledge helps us avoid that, I have seen so many shit lists here I know we can all be scammed and need to be aware, maybe most on this forum going to be safe from crap like this I agree but no harm.
     
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    how they can have your phone?
     
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    This is true. However, I think what we're both referring to is the freakin' stones on the solicitor in question.

    And you are correct, sir. Personally, they wouldn't get past "this is Microsoft" in my case. But I can also see hanging out on the phone to see exactly where something like this is going. Call it morbid curiosity...or a once and former scammer wanting to see what the young pups are attempting these days. :D
     
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    I wonder what type of software they were trying to install? Can you install something directly from the Run command prompt? I guess so if you directed it to a .exe on the web.
     
  17. lelando

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    I received a very similar phone call yesterday and I can recall the guy sounded like a indian. anyways yeah he told me they detected a problem on my computer and that malware and virusses was the cause. he then asked me if I were near my computer and that If I am that he would give me a link to a webpage where I can download their software from and install it.I knew this was a scam so I said to the guy I have another call coming in and that I will put him on hold and so i did. I left the guy hanging for about 10 minutes and when I checked to see if he's still there the guy patiently replied "yes I'm still here" I said good and put the phone down lol.
    :p
     
  18. fatboy

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    Just a hint - if they put the phone down on you they don't get paid. I have a few of these calls from Microsoft or the other bog one is from Tech Buddha. Both are the same, some Indian call centre trying it on, look at your event log etc etc.

    Longest I had someone on the phone for was 11 minutes before they gave in and rung off....no pay for that call mofo!

    The other one I do is keep a whistle close to the phone, talk really softly so they listen reeeeeeally carefully then blow that whistle like there is no tomorrow. Doesn't half hurt their ears.

    Enjoy having fun with them!
     
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    He wants to be your daddy.