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Help I think I just got hacked!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by 1nf3rn0x, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Crap Daddy

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    The lesson is: If Microsoft calls, tell them you work for Apple. If they still want to repair your PC it's damn clear they're not from Microsoft.
     
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  2. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    I mean that right there is so obviously a scam. Not trying to give you a hard time but I can't understand how and why the dude got so damn far with you before "common sense" finally kicked in.
     
  3. twicksisted

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    lol... cant believe you thought microsoft actually called you and wanted to access your private information... its a scam, happens here in the UK lots.

    We get called like once a week and my girlfriend told the guy she was going to report him to which he said "Just try, we have your phone number and can get your address easy lady... the cops cant do nothing!!!" then he laughed and hung up ;)

    Nice
     
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  4. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Never had one of these calls. but If it was M$ Id tell them to send a SWAT team after me and not just a phone call.

    6-10 machines running under 1 roof and ive always been too poor to pay over £200 for windows 7 ultimate. come at me bro!! I regret nothing! NOTTTTTHINGGG!!!!!

    thats why id never fall for these scammers bullshit tactics. Ive read kevin mitnicks book 'Art of deception' about social engineering many times and i'm not stupid. id tell them where to shove it and give them some of this...

     
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    They'll actually call you a lier and bleet on and on about how you shouldn't be dishonest blahdy blah blah or they'll just hang up
     
  7. qubit

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    Haha, like it! :D
     
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    If they ring me again im gonna tell them my line is being monitored by the police.
     
  9. de.das.dude

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    hahaha you silly goat LOLOLOLOL.
     
  10. jsfitz54

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    reformat : reinstall

    If any CC info was given or any part, Cancel Card immediately!
     
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  11. qubit

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    So you run pirated software then. Best not to admit it in public...

    That prank caller is a real douchebag. It's not funny and especially not to that extreme. :shadedshu
     
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  12. twicksisted

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    Yeah prank calls are funny for kids, till they hit the real world and end up in shitty jobs trying to keep their heads above water only to have some little punk making it worse for them. Some prank calls ive heard over the years have been pretty funny, but screwing with people while they working and trying to make a living is shit.
     
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  13. qubit

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    +1 and +1 again, my friend. We're all stressed out enough in our jobs without having people like that making it worse. It can really ruin the victim's day. :shadedshu
     
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    I'm glad everything is okay but I have to say I'm shocked anyone would even fall for this.
     
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    When people just don't use tech like we do its easy to make a mistake, We had this phone call twice now, My old man answered the phone the first time and he has never used a pc or internet so he had no idea what was going on, Lucky he got me to carry on with the call. Second time it happened i answered the phone and as i said in an earlyer post i told them to F of
     
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    damn skippy, and i also thought TPU was all about learning something new(sometimes in a hurry) and not everyone out their knows what limewire can do(half my friends have had to pass me their pc @1 point or another) never mind a "microsoft tech"lol

    But this is on the increase my mum got the call last week, luckily id advised her about this before and she shrugged em off, she would have gone with it had i not worded her up tho cos she knows nothing simps :eek: my dads worse

    i watched them both hovering the mouse round(the air) trying to control it :roll: for quite a while fore i learned em:roll:
     
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    got the exact same line, i told the guy your a liar i know my way around a pc thanks, and your not an employer with Microsoft don't waste my time click lol, i got this call i few months back :laugh:
     
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    ahahhaha so fucking funny nice find dude big props:toast:
     
  19. qubit

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    It was FreedomEclipse that posted it dude, I just quoted it to comment. :eek:

    But thanks anyway. :)
     
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    sorry man:toast:
     
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    to think the cloud is going to make this even more problematic.
     
  23. 1nf3rn0x

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    The thing is, he accessed my computer HIMSELF. There was no remote connect notification.
    He's like ok I'll just access your pc.....and he did?
     
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    Scam happen all the time.
    Sometimes they can appear quite legit.
    Microsoft will never call you other than their sales departments or if you initiated a support request for them to call.

    Conversation suggestion :
    Caller : Hi, I'm from <vendor> and it looks like your computer is about to be toast.
    You : How can I get blood out of my carpet?
    Caller : What?
    You : You know, lot's of blood on a carpet? What works to get that out, because I think the police are on the way.
    Caller : Well I don't really know what you are ...
    You : Shit, they're here. Gotta go. Click.
     
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  25. qubit

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    Classic. :D :rockout:

    It sounds like some version of LogMeIn got installed on your PC. That support.me site is a LogMeIn login. Your PC will certainly have been infected by a trojan by this point. As I've already said twice and others have said too, reformat and reinstall.
     
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