Was it real, or was it a hoax?

Posted Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 5:26 PM
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  • Not a hoax, a scam. If you would have kept listening, he eventually would have directed you to a remote viewer through run commands.

    -- Posted by memyselfi on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 7:12 PM
  • Yes, it is definitely a scam. They are trying to get you to give them access to your computer and then they can steal any personal information you may have on your computer like financial records. No reputable company is going to call you out of the blue like that and ask for that kind of information. Many of these kind of scams originate from places like Nigeria and these people have ripped off countless people by gaining access to their computer and banking records and removing funds or receive credit in your name.

    -- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 11:31 PM
  • The best advice -- don't give "any" information and hang up sooner than later for your own protection.

    -- Posted by decorate1956 on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 2:41 AM
  • I do not answer any call that comes up "Unknown"'or a name or number I don't know.

    They can leave a message, if important on home phone or cell!!

    -- Posted by roadrunner on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 9:00 AM
  • I get legitimate business calls from "unknown". Why some companies block their number, I cannot explain. When my brother calls from a skype account, it comes in as unknown, so I answer all.

    Wouldn't you love to have a dummy computer set up that actually sends these scammers a virus or trojan instead of giving them any useable info? It could then wipe out all they've stolen and corrupt their computer.

    Is there a way that could backfire on us?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 11:11 PM
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