- 24-11-2011, 19:19 #1
Help PC Online Ltd scam
I've just been asked by the wife if I can have a look at the outlaws laptop. The outlaws got a call from a company calling itself Help PC Online Ltd and said they had been contacted by Virgin Media to try and sort out the problems on her computer which the company said was causing problems with the Virgin Media networks.
Now I know enough to know this part is bollocks but the man on the phone convinced the MIL to start opening files on the computer and to also look at a website called msgtg.com. As the MIL gets confused when using a computer she only did part of what he told her to do before telling him that it was too complicated and that she would get me to do it another day. She can't remember what she opened up or even if she changed any settings.
I've told her to disconnect her broadband before running a deep scan with both the anti virus and the anti spy-ware that comes with Virgin Media Security and then once that is done go back to a date before the phone call and do a system restore.
My question to you chaps is, has anyone else had dealing with these people, how likely has a piece of spy-ware/malware been downloaded onto her computer and finally would my suggestions work to remove any software that may have been downloaded.I always have the last word, even if it is in my head
- 24-11-2011, 19:31 #2
- 24-11-2011, 20:21 #3
Cold callers are cunts, con-men or arseholes.
It's long overdue these bastards were outlawed, and long overdue that the mongs who fall for their patter had their credit cards taken away.
For every one that gets suckered there must be thousands of us that get harrassed by the scamming twats.
- 06-02-2012, 19:31 #4
- Join Date
- Jun 2007
Got a call tonight from a very excitable Asian twat who informed me I had a problem with my laptop. He very kindly offered to sort it out for me . Overwhelmed with gratitude, I accepted his offer and placed myself in his hands. He told me , after about 10 mins of discussion, to press "windows+ R " (run) and type in to the search box "eventvwr" (which I wrote in my note book) which would take me to a mystical place in cyberspace where all my problems would be resolved. After about another10 mins, my tea was ready so I told him he was a cunt and asked him to fuck off.
I then googled "ev.........." and came up with this ;
Eventvwr scam, what do I do? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers
The moral of the story is beware of pakis bearing gifts.
- 06-02-2012, 19:50 #5
- Join Date
- May 2005
My Missus took one of these calls a few weeks ago, told them to call back in 5 when 'the company IT manager would be back in the office'. Line suddenly went dead.If you can't take the RAF, you shouldn't have joined a joke.
- 06-02-2012, 20:04 #6mogwaimarshallGuest
[QUOTE=cloudbuster;4215215]My Missus took one of these calls a few weeks ago, told them to call back in 5 when 'the company IT manager would be back in the office'. Line suddenly went dead.[/QUOTE]
hi this is one of the biggest scams going at the moment, i had this three weeks ago and by acting like a dumb arse that hassnt got a clue i managed to keep him on the phone for over 50 minutes, i just kept saying me no understaande computers so when they spoke i just went back to watching my tv lol, then when they asked me if i had done as they had asked i just kept saying yeh yeh huh hur mmmm yep go that. then at the end i asked him how he felt that i had wasted his time for nearly an hour and that he was a scumarseshagging c**t and that i had tracked his number and was coming to get him. dont know why the phone went dead.
- 06-02-2012, 20:19 #7
I was actually round the in-laws' gaff when one of these twats rang them up. I was eating the tea the MiL had laid on for us when I overheard the FiL asking how much something would cost to fix and a rather incredulous "£80?!".
I pricked my ears up, had a look over his shoulder and realised that he'd given the scamming twats remote access and they were 'scanning' for errors with a piece of bullshit software which came up with a long list of errors that only they could fix for an £80 fee. I grabbed the phone off him and tried to shut their remote access down but the second they heard me in the background saying "It's a fucking scam" they realised they weren't getting any bank details and started trying to sabotage as much as they could before I could kick them off.
They're no experts and it's a bit of a crude scam, but they deleted everything in the My Documents folder as soon as they realised they'd been rumbled, the little pricks - luckily the in-laws are IT illiterate and had nothing too important on their PC.
- 06-02-2012, 21:00 #8
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
- Somewhere Nice N Warm
- 06-02-2012, 21:02 #9
My folks had a caller just the other week but the old Man told him that number 4 son just happens to be a VP of an IT company in London and he sorts all his problems out .... Guess what .... The line went dead .... Number 3 son ( thats me ) would like to have just 60 seconds with the scum bag as I'm not so pleasant on times !!!
- 06-02-2012, 21:35 #10
I got a call last month with some Asian dude claiming to be call because my PC was running slow. I exclaimed my surprise at this revelation as my laptop runs on Linux o/s. Line just went dead.If you can read this - Make me a sandwich!