1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 9, 2013 6:27 AM by smplyunprdctble RSS

Phone calls from 1-000-000-0000

I have been all of a sudden getting these calls from a 1-000-000-0000 stating that I

was at my computer and getting downloads from windows that are corrupt.Well heres the

thing at the time I recieved the call I was no where near my compter I was on the bus

so looking at the number I knew it was a scam of some kind so I blocked it but they

keep getting thru. Has anyone else had this call at all odd times of the day and night

and what did you do because I totally whent off on the guy.

  • 1. Re: Phone calls from 1-000-000-0000
    smplyunprdctble

    I've had a call from 1-000-000-0000.  Also a call from something like 5p38@1 (I need to find that screen print I did that time one day -- it was kinda cool).

     

    They're spam.  Basically, they're "scare attempts" -- the 5p number tried to tell me my "Mastercard Express Account had suspicious activity and they needed info from me" (At least that was the recording on my voicemail).  I obviously don't have a "Mastercard Express", so I didn't answer.

     

    The other was someone claiming to be my antivirus software (really? I didn't have any AV software at the time... seriously!) claiming my computer was infected.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb69H7l0vJA is another example of this.

     

    The short is just ignore them.