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  2. #22


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    If you have caller ID get their phone number & report it to the police.

    Or the FCC, ICC, FBI, or somebody.
    It's very unlikely it's their real number.

    Ask them to mail you with more information. ( USPS )-- ( mail fraud )

    People like them are scum.

    EDIT--

    If they are stupid enough to mail you,don't open it.
    Take the letter to the police so it can be dusted for finger prints.
    Would the authorities really be that interested?
    I'm sure the NSA is on this, so just sit tight and the SWAT team will soon be at your door to help!
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  3. #23


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by alfatide View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Damn - Sounds like someone was doing a Teamviewer scam on you. They can use your system to do all kinds of crap. Did the guy try to give you a special Teamviewer login? That would have enabled them to connect right to your system.
    That is exactly what they were trying to do and they # on the caller ID was disconnected and when I told him I was on Disability and had know money he gave me a # to call back on which was a 253-271-4520. I told him to give me a toll free # and he said it wouldn't cost me to call that # which is a lie, because that isn't a area code in my state.
    I used a reverse phone # tracer:

    Phone Number Trace and Reverse Cell Phone Lookup

    I found this:

    Click image for larger version

    You have to pay $0.95 to get the owner's name.
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  4. #24


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    a buck? thats good. Thanx for the link!
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    it worked almost ,i used my own number and it found me ,but was about 12k from where I live ,close enough i guess
    I like the part that it can find possible relatives ,maybe i could use it to find out who my Daddy was ,lol
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    Our bass player just got hit by this scam. The criminals claimed to be with Microsoft and sold his wife a pkg called "Secure 24x7" and all it did was screw up his PC so bad I had to reload Windows from scratch. I had MSE on it as well as MalWareBytes, but this variant got through. Fortunately his data was safe, but I stored his data on a separate hard drive and I imaged his system drive so WHEN this happens again, it will be easier (and faster) to get his PC back up and running...
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    FYI phone tracer wont leave you alone, continually sending emails and here in Canada I tried one #, said they had the owner info, paid $0.95, info was service provider. Now they fill my junk email every day. Complete rip off
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  8. #28


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by apprenticegamer View Post
    FYI phone tracer wont leave you alone, continually sending emails and here in Canada I tried one #, said they had the owner info, paid $0.95, info was service provider. Now they fill my junk email every day. Complete rip off
    It's a shame there are so many rip offs on the internet.

    I called that number & got an answering machine.
    A woman with an English accent.
    I left a message asking if they had gotten a phone call from the FBI yet concerning their operation.

    They haven't called me back yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by apprenticegamer View Post
    FYI phone tracer wont leave you alone, continually sending emails and here in Canada I tried one #, said they had the owner info, paid $0.95, info was service provider. Now they fill my junk email every day. Complete rip off
    Hard to believe this would be surprising to anyone.
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  10. #30


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post

    It's a shame there are so many rip offs on the internet.

    I called that number & got an answering machine.
    A woman with an English accent.
    I left a message asking if they had gotten a phone call from the FBI yet concerning their operation.

    They haven't called me back yet...

    I KNEW it was too good to be true - Most valid phone tracer sites charge at least 20 bucks per trace.
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