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  2. #32


    What did you do, give them invalid/incomplete address too ?
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    What did you do, give them invalid/incomplete address too ?
    I don't know what you mean?
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by jackdup View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    What did you do, give them invalid/incomplete address too ?
    I don't know what you mean?
    That address gets me "This address wasn't understood" when I try to open it, looks like it's not complete.
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  5. #35


    Well that is really odd. I highlighted everything in the address bar and copied and then came here and pasted. I also used File>Send >link by e-mail and sent it to myself and it is exactly the same as the above and when I click on it in the e-mail it opens that page.

    I'll see if I can find the page that originally referred me to that site and copy that instead. The one below is from the e-mail I sent to myself per the above and it works for me and also looks identical to the one I posted before so try it and see if it works and I'll look for the referring page.

    SOLUTION: ?This is Microsoft Support? telephone scam ? Computer ransom lockout | Triple-S Computers Blog ? Louisville, KY computer repair specialist
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by jackdup View Post
    Well that is really odd. I highlighted everything in the address bar and copied and then came here and pasted. I also used File>Send >link by e-mail and sent it to myself and it is exactly the same as the above and when I click on it in the e-mail it opens that page.

    I'll see if I can find the page that originally referred me to that site and copy that instead. The one below is from the e-mail I sent to myself per the above and it works for me and also looks identical to the one I posted before so try it and see if it works and I'll look for the referring page.

    SOLUTION: ?This is Microsoft Support? telephone scam ? Computer ransom lockout | Triple-S Computers Blog ? Louisville, KY computer repair specialist
    Now it's complete and can be opened.
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  7. #37


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackdup View Post
    Well that is really odd. I highlighted everything in the address bar and copied and then came here and pasted. I also used File>Send >link by e-mail and sent it to myself and it is exactly the same as the above and when I click on it in the e-mail it opens that page.

    I'll see if I can find the page that originally referred me to that site and copy that instead. The one below is from the e-mail I sent to myself per the above and it works for me and also looks identical to the one I posted before so try it and see if it works and I'll look for the referring page.

    SOLUTION: ?This is Microsoft Support? telephone scam ? Computer ransom lockout | Triple-S Computers Blog ? Louisville, KY computer repair specialist
    Interesting workaround

    The last comment in the comments section by Joakim Helm - "they called me, i just said its strange MS called me when im on Linux then they hang-up quickly"

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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jackdup View Post
    Well that is really odd. I highlighted everything in the address bar and copied and then came here and pasted. I also used File>Send >link by e-mail and sent it to myself and it is exactly the same as the above and when I click on it in the e-mail it opens that page.

    I'll see if I can find the page that originally referred me to that site and copy that instead. The one below is from the e-mail I sent to myself per the above and it works for me and also looks identical to the one I posted before so try it and see if it works and I'll look for the referring page.

    SOLUTION: ?This is Microsoft Support? telephone scam ? Computer ransom lockout | Triple-S Computers Blog ? Louisville, KY computer repair specialist
    Now it's complete and can be opened.
    If you select the link and compare what is in the address bar when you get to the site it is the exact same thing as the first link I posted.
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jackdup View Post
    Well that is really odd. I highlighted everything in the address bar and copied and then came here and pasted. I also used File>Send >link by e-mail and sent it to myself and it is exactly the same as the above and when I click on it in the e-mail it opens that page.

    I'll see if I can find the page that originally referred me to that site and copy that instead. The one below is from the e-mail I sent to myself per the above and it works for me and also looks identical to the one I posted before so try it and see if it works and I'll look for the referring page.

    SOLUTION: ?This is Microsoft Support? telephone scam ? Computer ransom lockout | Triple-S Computers Blog ? Louisville, KY computer repair specialist
    Interesting workaround

    The last comment in the comments section by Joakim Helm - "they called me, i just said its strange MS called me when im on Linux then they hang-up quickly"


    After trying numerous other things it worked for me so I was happy.
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  10. #40


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by jackdup View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    What did you do, give them invalid/incomplete address too ?

    I don't know what you mean?
    Click image for larger version




    This is what I'm getting on clicking that link:
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