Ok, so the FedEx scam was pretty obvious, but is anyone else getting calls claiming to be from the Windows technical department. I cant stop these people callin 3-4 times a day for the past four days.
They have my name and claim that they are from Windows and have received error messages from my computer indicating that when browsing the internet, I have been downloading "something" (cant remember their script) that is corrupting my operating system.
The callers have strong Indian sub-continent accents and from the background noise seem to be in a call-centre. I would normally ignore but my computer has slowed recently so I gave them a few minutes to explain.
I asked if they were part of microsoft? No
I asked where they were calling from? Technical services team at windows in California (9:40 UK time, unlikely?)
They ask me to go to start up screen and tell me certain details.
At this point, I ask them if it matters whether I open up my M'soft computer (dont have one) or my Mac? They say the former as this is where the error messages come from. When I say that I dont have a M'soft computer they hang up.
At one point yesterday, the lady was replaced by an aggressive blike who at one point states, "you are not listening to me, you bloody idiot." I told him that since he chose to be rude, that I was ending the call and they should not contact me again. Today, two more calls?
Am I alone?