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Area code #425659
12/19/11 10:51 AM
12/19/11 10:51 AM
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Maple Grove, MN USA
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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.


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Re: Area code [Re: Bobber] #425660
12/19/11 10:56 AM
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Re: Area code [Re: bobcat bill] #425661
12/19/11 11:03 AM
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Re: Area code [Re: Bobber] #425662
12/19/11 11:09 AM
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That is Kermits girlfriend

Re: Area code [Re: Bobber] #425664
12/19/11 11:26 AM
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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

Re: Area code [Re: bobcat bill] #425740
12/20/11 07:58 AM
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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 "


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Re: Area code [Re: Bobber] #425750
12/20/11 09:57 AM
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Nova, you are a piece of work, in the good sense. wink


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

http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/msname.aspx


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Re: Area code [Re: dogmatic prevaricator] #425762
12/20/11 01:42 PM
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Welcome back, DP!


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Re: Area code [Re: klcman] #425794
12/21/11 06:41 AM
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Thanks. Happy Holidays.


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