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Scam telephone calls about my Router

So far today I've had 7 phone calls (most likely from an Indian Call centre) telling me that there's a problem with my router. They want to check how many flashing lights I have, which apparently indicates a virus or unusual activity. They then want me to run Teamviewer and give them remote access to my laptop/pc, most probably to download some ransomeware or simply to lock it out after they've changed the password.

That's as far as I've let them go each time, and have had a fair amount of abuse when I've pointed out that they are 'bad people' and thieves. 

They aren't using anything with caller ID which is bit annoying. Might have to actually get a blocker/filter on or change my number. It's been getting beyond a joke.

Make sure that nobody actually lets them into their pc's please. All be warned.

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Re: Scam telephone calls about my Router

Yes, it's funny how they always get abusive when you call them out.  One poster here even reported that the operative called him back just to swear at him.

 

 

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Re: Scam telephone calls about my Router

Well you could try this next time they call.

Position yourself by radio, turn up volume fully while covering your ears, laugh.


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Re: Scam telephone calls about my Router

i used to get a lot of calls like this ages ago so setup a virtual machine, and i played totally dumb wasting their time.. this guy calls them on purpose https://www.youtube.com/user/LewissTech to waste their time aka the scammers.
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Re: Scam telephone calls about my Router

Yes, it's funny how they always get abusive when you call them out.  One poster here even reported that the operative called him back just to swear at him.

 

 

********** SuperHub 2ac - Asus rt-ac68u Router - 70Mbit Service ***********

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Re: Scam telephone calls about my Router

Well you could try this next time they call.

Position yourself by radio, turn up volume fully while covering your ears, laugh.


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Re: Scam telephone calls about my Router

i used to get a lot of calls like this ages ago so setup a virtual machine, and i played totally dumb wasting their time.. this guy calls them on purpose https://www.youtube.com/user/LewissTech to waste their time aka the scammers.
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