Recent reports on calls from unwanted numbers
Someone saying he's from Microsoft and that there were some security issues. I suspected a scam and asked him if he's going to ask me if he can get access to my PC. He of course declined; I asked him to give me his name and number to ring him back (said his name was Mike Thompson but he didn't sound British) and then told me ring him on 020 32869239 and ask specifically for his name.
Non-native speaker, claiming to call from "Microsoft" and trying to get remote access to my "computer". Obvious physhing attempt. Reported to Police.
Took a call from this number today, he was using really old information going back several years (wifes maiden name and our old address) and hung up when I started challenging him on how he knew we had a virus on our machine and that I didn't want his help!!
Someone pretending to be from Microsoft Tech Dep. They are real timewasters. I reported this number to ww.actionfraud.police.uk today. If you want to do the same, call ActionFraud on 0300 123 2040.
Keep getting calls from this number late evening. I don't answer as I don't recognise number on phone. I do recognise the number though is a Middlesbrough area code. I am sure that police or BT know who this is so why don't they stop him?
Fed up with these calls from 'Microsoft'. Yet another scam.
11pm call, when answered nobody was there. Surely they can't be allowed to call people this late?!
I was called from this number just after 8.00 this morning. The same Asian caller called me several times last week telling me that I was having problems with my computer and was verbally abusive to me when I told him to go away. He actually told me that he bet I really wanted to s**k his c***k. A nightmare. I'm broad minded and not upset by this language but if an elderly lady was subjected to it then I imagine that she would be extremely upset.
Man with strong Asian accent claiming to be from Microsoft, alleging I had been the victim of hackers. He asked me to turn on my computer. I hung up on him at this point.
Also had call around 12:40 today from someone with an Indian or similar accent saying he was from Microsoft. I hung up.
Called at 11.00pm. Said something about Microsoft software. I said how dare you call me at this time of night. He told me I was a 'stupid woman' ! When I said what did you say , he repeated it. Put the phone down worrying as I am recently wido wed and living alone.
Called at 11pm last night. Hung up as soon as he said Microsoft, thanks for this website!
We get calls in a foreign voice asking for Mr Brown. Do they think we are that stupid ? !! Bank details etc.
Call received this afternoon. Man asked if he could speak to owner of the phone line. Wanted to talk about Microsoft on computer. I ended the call. I have phoned council for Trading Standards/Consumer direct phone number.
Called at 15:30 Asian sounding man claiming to be from Microsoft. Obvious scam, I hung up.
Picked up & no response from the other end of the telephone. Hung up
09/06/2015 woman called at 11pm said something about computer, asked if she knew what time it was, she said she was sorry for the late call, I said not as sorry as I was, then put phone down. How are these people allowed to ring at such a late hour causing anxiety.
Missed call and when I tried returning the number dials out. Looks dodgy.
Can't return the call. Have had lots of calls from this number. Now blocked.
Missed called, came here
Hung up once i requested who it was calling.
Received a missed call from this number. No VM and unable to call back. I've received multiple calls from this number and believe they are one of those "You've had an accident that wasn't your fault and we're going to bully you into making a claim" calls.
Usual stuff after an accident then?
rang off before I could answer but phone flagged number as scam
call many times over last few weeks but thanks to your service I was warned early on.
Yet another silent call from an 020 location.