(888) 840-8501 Alternately: +18888408501 Going To Charge Scam / Computer Security Scam Blacklist

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486

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January 17, 2020

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Computer security scammers call about your broken, infected, and hacked computer. These scammers claim your computer is busted -- and only they can fix it. They'll ask for a huge payment for their services, and they may even keep charging you for a (completely bogus) monthly "security package." Sometimes, these computer security scammers will try to get remote access to your computer. Once they're in, they take your personal information, banking details, and whatever else they can grab. Computer security scammers love spoofing their numbers -- they will often appear to be calling from Microsoft or Apple! Be wary of anyone offering computer security services over the phone -- Apple and Microsoft will never call you out of the blue to troubleshoot a security problem.

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10 user reports for (888) 840-8501

January 18, 2020

Scam

Fake "your computer firewall subscription will be auto-renewed" scam call by madarchod criminals phoning from India This is a fake "your computer firewall subscription will be auto-renewed" scam by criminals robo-dialing from India. The scam begins with a pre-recorded robotic person speaking English that is generated using text-to-speech translation software to disguise the origin of this India scam, but then you actually talk to the East Indian scammer. The pre-recorded message tells you that your account will be auto-debited for $299 unless you respond. The message is designed to lure you to respond back and tell the scammer that you are not aware of the fake subscription and you need a refund. Then the East Indian scammer asks for your credit card number "for verification purposes" so they can issue you a refund. But as soon as you give them your credit card number, they will charge thousands of dollars to it. And since all the Caller ID phone numbers they use are either fake numbers or rotated using disposable VoIP numbers, you cannot phone them back after noticing that your credit card had no credit refund but was actually charged thousands of dollars. I love to press 1 on these scams and toy with these madarchods for at least ten minutes, totally feeding them fake information and credit card numbers. There are hundreds of these India scams using pre-recorded messages saying that some account will be auto-renewed or auto-debited, but most real subscription plans email you directly and they do not robo-dial you with a fake message. More than 95% of all North America phone scams originate from crowded phone rooms in India that run numerous fraud, extortion, and money laundering scams every day such as pretending to be a fake pharmacy, posing as fake Social Security officers saying your benefits are suspended or fake IRS officers collecting on fake unpaid back taxes or fake bill collectors threatening you for fake unpaid debts, pretending to offer fake health insurance, car warranty, and debt, student loan forgiveness, credit card consolidation services, posing as Amazon to falsely say that an unauthorized purchase was made to your account or that your Prime membership was auto-debited from your credit card or bank account, posing as Microsoft or HP to say that your software needs renewal or they detected a problem with your computer, pretending to be DHL, UPS, or a bank, falsely stating that they installed ransomware virus on your computer and you need to pay them money, etc, and the scammers try to steal your credit card, bank account and routing number, or Social Security number and personal information. Some scammers try to gain your trust by looking up the name associated with your phone number and asking for you by name when they call. Many India scammers now phone you with an initial pre-recorded robotic person speaking English, Spanish, or Chinese that is easily generated using text-to-speech translation software to disguise the origin of their India phone room, but then you speak to the East Indian scammer when you take the bait and respond to the pre-recorded message. Scammers often either use disposable VoIP phone numbers (e.g. MagicJack devices) or they spoof fake Caller ID phone numbers. Anyone, including you, can use telecom software or a third-party service to phone using fake names and phone numbers that show up on Caller ID. India scammers often spoof fake toll-free Caller ID numbers that begin with "8". India scammers do not care about the U.S. National Do-Not-Call Registry and asking scammers to stop calling has no effect. I love to play with these scammers and keep them on the phone by pretending to be interested in their scam because many scam victims are the senile elderly. You do these scammers a favor by yelling at them and immediately hanging up. But you ruin their scams by slowly dragging them along on the phone call, calling them back if their phone number can be phoned, pretending to be interested in their product or service, pretending that you are worried when they threaten you, always giving them fake credit card numbers and fake personal information, asking them to speak louder and to repeat what they said to use up more of their energy, etc. The best defense against phone scammers is a good offense by not quickly hanging up the phone, but instead toying with them for at least 10 or 20 minutes to use up more of their time and energy so they have less time to deceive an elderly victim. Never give an unknown caller your credit card number or Social Security number. Companies who already have your information may ask for the last four digits for verification. Some India scammers ask for your bank account and routing number or ask you to wire transfer them a payment, giving a fake explanation that they cannot accept a credit card or personal check. This is an instant scammer alert because scammers can withdraw money if they know your bank account and routing number (e.g. counterfeit cashed checks) and illegal wire transfers are far less traceable than unauthorized credit card charges. India scammers may threaten to have you arrested, but the IRS, Social Security Administration, and debt collectors cannot threaten to arrest or sue you on the phone; they are required to send you paper notices by registered mail. If the scam sounds very authentic, ask the scammer for their verifiable company name, street address, and a callback number, which all real businesses will provide. Every East Indian scammer will immediately fail this test since they all use spoofed fake Caller ID numbers or VoIP numbers that they quickly dispose of. Never trust any unsolicited call because they are mostly scammers, usually with a slight or strong East Indian foreign accent, and most scam calls originate from India. No other foreign country is infested with numerous noisy sweatshops filled with phone scam criminals. These India scammers belong to the lowest India caste and many are thieves, robbers, and rapists who were serving jail sentences and released early due to prison overcrowding.

Kal

January 16, 2020

Computer Security Scam

Sams bs. Call to cancel subscription or it would auto renew.

Stacy

January 15, 2020

Computer Security Scam
Caller Name: 888 840-8501

Service subscription will be auto renewed there will be an auto deduction of $299 from your account in case you don't want to get charged please call us to cancel____subscription....

Kelly

January 15, 2020

Computer Security Scam
Caller Name: Unknown - Recording and Number Not Recognized

Sounded like a recording and said they were going to charge $299 for a computer firewall as mine is about to expire and that I needed to call if I wanted to cancel. They said if I did not call back immediately the fee would be automatically deducted from my account????

Penny

January 15, 2020

Computer Security Scam
Caller Name: security firewall

They called stated i needed to cancel my subscription or i was going to be charged $300 on my credit card, then he said through my bank. He told me to hush and listen to what he was going to do and that i needed to get on my computer.

January 15, 2020

Caller Name: 1-888-840-8501

Called at 7:25 am and woke up my family. No message. Reported them to the Federal communication commission.

Taryn

January 15, 2020

I didn't answer and they didn't leave a message.

Lana

January 15, 2020

Social Security Scam
Caller Name: 8888408502

Harassing & threatening to press charges

January 14, 2020

Scam
Caller Name: computer firewall - robo call

Stated they were going to charge $299 for a computer firewall as mine is about to expire and that I needed to call if I wanted to cancel.

January 14, 2020

Caller Name: robo-voice

They've asked to call them, because they are going to charge some amount. Scam

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