Comments on: Facebook Likes and cold-call scams http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: Rahul http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3697 Fri, 17 Feb 2012 03:06:14 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3697 yes Fusoft and efix is a fraud 

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3696 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:08:21 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3696 Indeed. But don’t tell the comment spammers. ;-) Actually, since all comments are moderated, I’m not sure there’s much advantage to stripping URLs. We’re pretty good at spotting spam by eye. Occasionally it makes good blog fodder. ;-)

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3695 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:05:33 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3695 Ah, I hadn’t come across that one. Thanks, looks neat. It would be useful to check out some of these types of site and add the useful ones to the AVIEN scam resource page: I’ll try to find some time to do that.

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By: Aaron A. Aaronson http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3694 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:04:00 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3694 maybe it works this way :)

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By: Aaron A. Aaronson http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3693 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:00:34 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3693 no, the website i was talking about is tellows.com

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3692 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:20:26 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3692 I’m afraid URLs are automatically stripped in comments. Guess you were referring to something like Callerr(.com) .

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By: Aaron A. Aaronson http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3691 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 17:55:52 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3691 I'm also getting these scam calls! They say they are "Microsoft service and support headquarters" I told them that I run a mac and don't need their help and hung up…Found some helpful informations about them on
You only have to insert the phone number and they show you a score of it, comments and where they're calling from

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By: Al http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3690 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:54:28 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3690 should have added to post that they also claimed AVAST wasn't compatible with XP and got her to install some anti-spyware software.  A boot scan by AVAST identified a virus left behind by their fix: in file AMMYYadmin.exe was win32:PUP-GEN virus.  So worse than just a money scam.

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By: Al http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3689 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:46:20 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3689 Got home after being away for a week to find my wife had been scammed.  As above they phoned claiming to be from Microsoft and persauded her to sit at computer "fixing" problems – then extracted £149

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By: Jim http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3688 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 01:04:26 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3688 This company recently phoned a customer of mine and told them the usual scam story of "their computer has a problem and they are from Microsoft and can fix it for them"
When my customer replied that the computer had been recently installed by my company and was under my extended warranty so she would contact me to fix this "Imaginary" problem she was informed that she should not do this and instead sit at her computer and he would take control and sort it for her.
She wisely said she would think about it but felt she was highly pressured just to let him continue.
He told her his name was Andrew Simon (Although he apparatly had a heavy Indian Accent) and to ring him back on 0800 520 0304 asap as the problem needed to be urgently sorted.
She contacted me and i rang this company and asked why they "Cold Called" my customer and lied to them only to be asked "What do I know about computers?"
Please all be aware this company is a scam!!
I am curently in the process of informing all my customers to ignore these cold calls and emphasise to everybody that Microsoft will never ring you to say your PC has a Problem!!
PS I have also had another  customer who had the exact same conversation with another cold caller this time pretending to be from BT (British telecom)
This is disgracefull predatory behaviour aimed at ensnaring the most vulnerable in society. Please be warned

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By: Apurav http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3687 Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:33:08 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3687 Hi
An Ex-employee of this company have written a blog explaining each and every thing how these people are running such a big scam.
indiancallcenterscam.blogspot.com

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3686 Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:47:41 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3686 Thanks. That’s an interesting idea: I’ll give it some thought tonight. It would be interesting, if nothing else, to see how easy it is to contact sites that actually conceal their real locations.

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By: Fer O'Neil http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/11/09/facebook-likes-and-cold-call-scams/#comment-3685 Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:43:52 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=10193#comment-3685 Great post; very informative about this issue. Did you reach out to the companies notifying them of your post and offer them a chance to comment? Would be interesting to see their reaction (if any).

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