Friday, 7 January 2011

Indian Virus Scam Phone Call. Number 01234567890

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Just a quick heads up that this scam is yet again doing the rounds and I should know because I have just had one of these phone calls this morning!

The phone rings, you pick it up, it rings another extension and (in my case) an Indian lady answered and asked if my name was Mr Andrews. I told her it was not and asked what the call was about. She told me that I had a computer that had been infected by a virus and that I needed her help to "save" my computer. I told her that I did not and that I was a computer engineer and that she was running a scam and guess what........she hung up!

Apparently they try to bill you for their "service" via one of your credit cards which they will ask you for the details of!.


To read more and hear an example of this scam click HERE.


If you get a call please let me know via the comments facility on this blog.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there

Got two calls from this number 01234567890 today!
I am visiting the UK and they called me on my Spanish mobile.
The guy on the other end knew my first name which was a bit worrying. Admitadly I was in a poor reception area and the call was lost but he tried again but nothing was lost or gained!
Will post again if they try again!

J from Mallorca

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Deb said...

I think the number is spoofed. My elderly father received the same call and thankfully asked me first before sending money to an indian guy who agreed to clean his computer from viruses. He claimed he was with Microsoft and my father's computer was sending reports to them about being infected with dangerous viruses. My father asked the caller to call back later and contacted me for advice. 10 mins later they called again from another # 1300784895. Here is what I found about it - http://www.everycall.us/phone-number/1-130-078-4895/. Beware and never give them access to your computer.

Anonymous said...

we got hit by one today the number was 0441123456789 german ? funny voice we hung up

Anonymous said...

I got call yesterday Indian guy advised him I didnt have a computer and hung up. Funnily enough this is the second call I have had in the last month. Hung up on him.

loraine said...

Hi 6 calls in two days how do i block this

Anonymous said...

Hi
Had a call today saying they could clean my PC told them I didn't want is cleaned and will wait for it to crash they told me to clear off and hung up did 1471 and the phone number was 01234567890.

PC from cambridge

Sarah said...

Hi,
I just received a call from 01234567890 at 9:05pm.
It was an Idian guy, he asked for me by my full name and said my full address which is worrying :-(. I said I was busy and didn't want to talk but he spoke over me and said I was a lyer, that I wasn't who I said I was then told me to shut my dirty mouth. I then kindly told him to fuck off and then I hung up. I wish I knew how he knew so much information about me!!?? Worrying.

Anonymous said...

had 3 calls from 01234567890 today. they are really rampant and being an Indian i was so annoyed by them i held up the call by telling them to shut up and stop ruining image of INDIA.

Anonymous said...

Hiya,I was today at Tesco Express and inside the main entrance,where are all the ads and posters,I saw a nice coloured poster saying "Free Swimming Lessons. Call in for further information 01234567890" ,came home,Googled the number and here I am :))))

Anonymous said...

Weird, having had a call from this phone number but didn't answer it quick enough thankfully. I googled the number to this site. The kicker here is that my name is Mr Andrews. Have had these types of calls before but have had discussions with the callers offering the same services. But my son is well up on computers so told them to go away in short jerky motions.

The international Chef said...

South Koreans use technology via the phone networks and government to block all Nuisance calls If they can do it why can't we do in the UK

Anonymous said...

Been getting these for days now. I've resulted to telling them to f**k off. Had enough now and sky can't block the call. Very annoying!

Gary said...

Saw this number coming up on my phone and realised it must be a scammer so ignored it.

Anonymous said...

I've receive calls from this number too. I told them that I had just moved and didn't have a computer to which the Indian guy laughed and told me I was going to die!!

Stian said...

Had a call today from +21240889353 (Morocco?) and a lady told me she was calling from microsoft because my computer was sending error message and she was going to help me get the problem fixed. I told her I was not interested and hung up. Live in Norway. Anybody else experienced this?

Anonymous said...

received 10+ calls today knowing my name & address which was worrying.....trying to discuss PPI claims as I was not interested he then started to call me a hoar...quoting my address he said was going to come to my home with 10 men & f@#k you.....
not nice at all & very concerned

Anonymous said...

Dido
Just received yet another call from a man, with a very heavy Indian accent, calling himself "James"!! from "Windows technical department".
Knew my name and told me that problems had been picked up on my computer. Replied that I didn't think so as my IT man only serviced it last week!Is there no way to stop these very inconvenient Calls?
01234567890??!!(Bedford call center or off shore?

Anonymous said...

I had another of these calls today. I hung up on him, and he hasn't called again yet. Said he was calling from Internet Security.

Yeah right!!! When we will be able to block these nuisance calls?