indian phone scam

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  1. spikeygq

    spikeygq Active Member

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    hey guys just got a call from this indian guy saying that my computer was full of viruses....he asked me to go into event viewer showed me all the "errors" and asked me to go on to Global Tech Support Inc this is where if screwed up...i downloaded the exe file and let the guy have remote access to my computer.... i should have known better...long story short he wanted me to buy a membership which i declined but what i wanna know is how screwed am i for letting him have access to my comp? would a reformat help?? for now my comp is shutdown.. can i just go into safe mode and delete the program?
     
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  2. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    reinstalling the OS would get rid of whatever damage they did, but also cause you to lose everything else. I would contact a computer shop
     
  3. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    You fell for that?
     
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    seali_me Well-Known Member

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    Cal Well-Known Member

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    I seriously can't believe you fell for that. If you were a cartoon character, your head would be one of those giant 'suckers'.
     
  6. spikeygq

    spikeygq Active Member

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    yeah...i know im an idiot!!!! i wasnt thinking straight...i did reformat my computer...i hope thats all i need to do!
     
  7. Liokaiser

    Liokaiser Super Mod

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    That's just one of the reason why I don't even bother picking up the home phone when it rings.
     
  8. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Oh my, they call you now?!?


    Ballsy SOBs aren't they?:sly2: 
     
  9. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    My first question would have been "How do you know my computer has viruses? How can you tell that over the phone?". After hearing his lame explanation, I'd ask "Do you think I'm dumb enough to fall for this?"
     
  10. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    Wow. Telemarketer trojans from India. Glad I disconnected my hope phone.
     

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