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    Strange phone call today?

    has anyone ever been called on the phoneand said ur Windows license is up?

    is there such a thing??

    i think its just a scam for

    what can anyone tell me about this license stuff? thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdmars View Post
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    yeah i thought that too-but these crooks are really getting creative--this was a woman on a pre-recorded message-and let me tell uns--she had one smooth voice-sexy i guess is what a fella would call it

    a couple yrs ago-i had some guy who sounded like a middle eastern voice call me for a dozen times-telling me my windows was messing up. i told him to go get a real job even if it was only flipping burgers-instead of trying to con people out of their money-crooks-he hung up on me that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    yeah i thought that too-but these crooks are really getting creative--this was a woman on a pre-recorded message-and let me tell uns--she had one smooth voice-sexy i guess is what a fella would call it

    a couple yrs ago-i had some guy who sounded like a middle eastern voice call me for a dozen times-telling me my windows was messing up. i told him to go get a real job even if it was only flipping burgers-instead of trying to con people out of their money-crooks-he hung up on me that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    has anyone ever been called on the phoneand said ur Windows license is up?

    is there such a thing??

    i think its just a scam for

    what can anyone tell me about this license stuff? thanks!
    That's an old scam.

    The current one I've been getting is the "You paid us for Windows support 2 months ago and we're calling to run a scan on your computer to make sure it's clear of malware..."

    Oh? Well if I signed up then what's my name? What do you mean you don't know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractor Tim View Post
    I think maybe I'll have Christy call you, and tell you that your John Deere license has expired. You cannot use your tractor again until you pay us!
    SHHHHHHH!!!!!! I hope ColonyPark doesn't see this. He pays me well. Monthly.
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    Definitely a scam..... There are so many out there today, it is maddening. I keep getting the same call every day or two that starts out as a recording, so I just let them run on and they will leave me a short voice mail msg. After checking the voice mail and confirming it is the same scam, I block the number. The problem is, they are spoofing phone numbers and the call comes in from a bunch of different numbers. However, I can now see that at least some of the calls are showing up as blocked, so maybe I am making progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJim55 View Post
    has anyone ever been called on the phoneand said ur Windows license is up?

    is there such a thing??

    i think its just a scam for

    what can anyone tell me about this license stuff? thanks!
    These people are coming out of the woodwork again, I get these all the time, along with one that my Apple Icloud account has been breached (don't even use Apple) and of course the never-ending auto warranties offers. New scams around here lately are someone claiming to be soliciting for some law enforcement agency, all local agencies say they never solicit by phone. We get more scam calls than legit ones any more, I just hang up as soon as they start their spiel, also block the number but they just get another one.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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    Ha! The same automated idiot just called back again and now wants me to call them because they've been "forced to shut down the company". I'm supposed to call to get my "refund" for the tech support I never paid for.
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    Do you folks have caller ID? Why answer the phone if it number you don’t know?

    I’ve been using Nomorobo for a couple years now which works great - and free for VoIP phones.
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