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#425659 - 12/19/11 04:51 PM Area code
Bobber Offline
Nothing to do with BZ, but just wanted to tap the aggregate knowledge of the posters.

I've been getting a number of cell phone calls from area code 987. Usually no one on the other end. Another one this morning, and someone with an Indian accent informing me that there is a problem with my (non-specified version) Windows operating system that will let in all kinds of nasty viruses through downloads and e-mails. He wanted me to sit down at the computer so he could give me instructions on how to fix it. Like I'm going to do that. I cut him short. Anybody have any idea on scams going around? Any info on area code 987, which I cannnot find any reference to.

Any info appreciated.
Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt

#425660 - 12/19/11 04:56 PM Re: Area code [Re: Bobber]
bobcat bill Offline
Peggys Cousin

#425661 - 12/19/11 05:03 PM Re: Area code [Re: bobcat bill]
SP Daily Offline
Thats Piggy

#425662 - 12/19/11 05:09 PM Re: Area code [Re: Bobber]
bobcat bill Offline
That is Kermits girlfriend

#425664 - 12/19/11 05:26 PM Re: Area code [Re: Bobber]
bobcat bill Offline
All kidding aside businesses do have telephone systems that allow them to show any number or any other info to show up on another telephones caller id Also with VOIP you can have a US number and be in Catmandu or Timbucktu but not Belize

#425740 - 12/20/11 01:58 PM Re: Area code [Re: bobcat bill]
Nova Offline
Bobber, I received the same call 3 times. The area codes that showed on my phone were 212 and 718 (Both New York). I posted the first conversation on FB cause it amused me so. Here's what happened...
"Got a call from "Windows" this morning telling me that there was an issue on my computer and they needed remote access to my computer to fix it. I pretended to follow all of the instructions of the gal on the phone....turn on computer, press this, press that... I told her that a message popped on the screen. When she asked what it said, I said, "It says 'the lady on the phone is a scammer and full of shit'". Then I laughed so hard I peed myself a little! smile "
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!

#425750 - 12/20/11 03:57 PM Re: Area code [Re: Bobber]
Bobber Offline
Nova, you are a piece of work, in the good sense. wink
Been there, done that, the washing machine ate the T-shirt

#425760 - 12/20/11 06:55 PM Re: Area code [Re: Bobber]
dogmatic prevaricator Offline
This type of scam has been around for a while. See Microsoft security info. Have some fun with it like Nova did. Cheers.

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

#425762 - 12/20/11 07:42 PM Re: Area code [Re: dogmatic prevaricator]
klcman Offline
Welcome back, DP!
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#425794 - 12/21/11 12:41 PM Re: Area code [Re: klcman]
dogmatic prevaricator Offline
Thanks. Happy Holidays.
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.


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