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Victim Location 70503
Type of a scam Other

While on internet researching subject I had a window pop-up indicating my computer just had a virus/Trojan infection. Claimed to be from Microsoft with a phone number to call and I fell for it. I called and was told he was a Microsoft employee and gave him access to computer. I was told it would take 30 minutes to fix and they would call back. They sent me a computer cleaner app. I got nervous and disconnected my computer. I think they were gonna try to have me purchase a monthly fee, but I unplugged computer and hung up phone.

Their phone number is 1-866-579-3725. I have since had my computer cleaned.

Victim Location 20910
Type of a scam Other

I received the following email on 25Jan2015. From a James Bummed.

Good Day,

Please do accept my apologies I do not wish to invade into your privacy,I had written an earlier mail to you but without response,In my first mail I mentioned to you about my late client Mr.J.Sevigny a nationality of your country who died with his family On the 14th of August 2014. I have received several letters from his Bank where he made a deposit of $3.5MIllion before his death with his family, the bank has asked me to provide his next of kin or any of his relatives who can make claim to his funds or it will be confiscated by the bank,as i could not locate any of his relative hence i contacted you for this claim since you have the same surname with him. Upon your response I will give you the details and procedures.

Thanks,

James Bumah Esq.

Victim Location 71220
Type of a scam Tax Collection

My 82 year old Aunt received a call Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. from a man that identified himself as an IRS Agent.

He told her that an arrest warrant had been issued for her for non-payment of 2008 IRS fees. He said her house would be seized along with her car. The man told her to go to the bank and withdraw $5,000.00 and wire the money to an address he would provide after she had the money.

My Aunt got out her Income Tax and read everything; but, she was so frightened that she actually went to the Bank and withdrew $5,000.00. Thank God that she did not call the man back or send the money. She called every IRS office in North Louisiana and they all told her to make an appointment to come in. The IRS personnel also told her to NOT comply with the stranger on the phone. I could hug and kiss every IRS employee that had contact with my Aunt.

My Aunt had colon cancer surgery and chemotherapy in 2008 and actually had filed for an extension on her Income Tax because of her illness. When she did file her taxes, she received a letter than she had been granted a hardship waiver and owed no fees. At first, I thought this was ironic that he chose 2008 - or was it ??

She returned to the Bank on Thursday to deposit the $5,000.00. An employee commented that she "just saw you yesterday" and my Aunt told her about the fake IRS caller. The Bank employee also cautioned her about telephone scammers.

I saw a report on t.v. the other night about the fake IRS agents and I will make a point of telling my Aunt if I see any other reports.

Victim Location 54971
Type of a scam Tech Support

Yet another Indian scam. This was shown to me in a pop up ad on Mediafire (A popular site to download files from) when I misclicked an ad. A voice started playing in a loop with an unclosable dialogue box stating "PLEASE CALL THE TOLL FREE NUMBER TO HAVE VIRUS REMOVE!" The Number, by the way, is 1-877-895-9188.

I have not called, but I am certain of this being a scam.

Victim Location 75501
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Someone called me and said I won 1.8 million dollars in a lottery. As soon as I said I didn't enter a sweepstakes, they hung up.  They called from number 876-436-4471.

Victim Location 87112
Type of a scam Family/Friend Emergency

My e-mail was hacked by someone posing as me saying I was mugged in Manila and needed funds to return home. My entire e-mail mailbox disappeared and all my contacts received the scam e-mail. The scammer used my personal AOL e-mail address.

Victim Location 28753
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Kingston, JM

(876) 559 0970

Called claiming I won sweepstakes, obviously a Jamaican accent.

As he talked, we googled the phone # and information, learning this was a scam.....I read to the person what I found about the scam and told him to lose my #. He responded with extremely vulgar language....and I hung up...he called back and left an even MORE vulgar message.

The name they gave us was David Richmond.

Victim Location 46350
Type of a scam Other

Received phone call claiming I had a law suit against me to call 206-201-5022.

I did not make call.

Victim Location 43103
Type of a scam Tech Support

Received a call from a gentleman by the name of Sam with regards to a notification they received that my computer had a virus with mal-ware and spy-ware. He stated that it needed to be taken care of right away and wanted to know if they could take care of it now. I had read in the AARP magazine about calls that people had been receiving about an individual calling about their computer having a virus. When I questioned him about who notified them about the virus and what kind of virus he started rattling things off in an accent so that I could hardly understand him. I told him that I was going to report him to our local law enforcement and he stated he was sorry that I felt that way and hung up. The number on my caller ID was 5-634-8956.

Victim Location 79043
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

I received a call I missed from 970-528-20882, called them back at that number and talked to Joseph I asked if they were are associated with BBB he said no . Asked  why is that he did not know. He said  you are a lucky winner of $300.00 in Walmart certificates.. Then he told me to call Solution Management but did not give the # then he hung up. I called them back and talked to someone who I could not understand so I asked if they had someone I could understand. Said they needed my debit or credit card number to pay for the shipping and handling of the first 100. Walmart certificate. I asked if I could not just send a money order to pay the 3.75 shipping and handling they said no because they would need to charge my debit or credit card for shipping and handling of the additional certificates. Then told me it appeared that I did not want to get my certificates. I asked for their company name but they would only give me the name of their website, it was; leadgeneration.com. They said they were a third party just distributing the certificates to winners. They made a rude comment and hung up.

Victim Location 98038
Type of a scam Tech Support

call last night at 11:00 PM from a women with an Indian accent saying she was from Microsoft and our computer was infected. She wanted us to turn on our computer and look at some logs.

Victim Location 94521
Type of a scam Credit Repair/Debt Relief

Getting calls from 2 different numbers, but the same exact scam/behavior.

Calls from Texas at 469-223-4338 and calls from New York at 607-385-2067. They both start with an automated message saying you could lower your interest rate and credit card debt. I have gone through to a representative a few times. Every time, I ask them to remove me from the calling list, and they immediately hang up on me. It is happened every time. One time, I asked them what they needed, and they ask for social security number and date of birth.

Victim Location 37115
Type of a scam Debt Collections

I have been called by a collection agency last month. I don't know the name, but this is a new phone and a new phone number and they said its for a 11,279 chargeoff amount I owe from 2008, and how they got my number I don't know, but the debt was settled with bac or bank of America back in 2011. I said not to scam me anymore and don't call again, or I would notify an attorney. I then got negative items on my credit reports of this and the amount and it prevented me from getting a credit increase to get a new floor in my house and also my car insurance and car payments went up as well as my credit payments and credit limit suddenly decreased

Victim Location 31419
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Your mobile number was luckily drawn to be this year's second place winner of a Brand New 2016 BMW X6 car and a cash prize of GBP595,000 Great Britain Pounds. Send an email with your private email to ( [email protected] ) for more details

This message has been scanned for malware by Websense. www.websense.com

Victim Location 75140
Type of a scam Government Grant

This number has called me multiple times about a government grant. However I have none! The will not verfiy their business. Nor will they tell me there name or be professional.

Victim Location 20007
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Just got phone call that said "Attention: The IRS is about to sue you. Call 202-386-0453." It came from a cel phone with the same number and did not mention anyone's name nor the reason for why the IRS might sue. I did not call the number assuming it was a scam but thought I'd report to you for investigation. I have no outstanding debts with the IRS.

Victim Location 99256
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

If you have a $100, we'll match your bet.

Victim Location 37210
Type of a scam Sweepstakes/Lottery/Prizes

Phone call came from "David" at 876-248-5825 on the morning of January 5, 2016 to my cell phone. Caller said I had won 2.5 million and a Mercedes-Benz and I must leave to go home so the limousine could deliver the check and car. When I got in my car I was instructed to honk my horn twice.

I had the caller on speaker phone and knew the next instruction would be to go a bank and withdraw money for taxes, I was wrong it was to go by Walmart and buy green cards.

I told the caller I was reporting him. Is there another entity I can report him to as well as the BBB?

Funny thing happened after that, a worker in my office received the call next, our numbers start with 615-477

doubt it was a coincidence.

Victim Location 44121
Type of a scam Tax Collection

I received a call leaving a voice message to call them back. When I call back the telephone response system said IRS, I knew this was a scam and wanted to report this to the BBB warning others. I did not talk with anyone at the number, call was disconnected as soon as the system said IRS.

Victim Location 70535
Type of a scam Credit Cards

they use my name my maiden name married name sound like a foreigner, it lower your credit car debt, told him hewas a scammer and calling the cops, on them. they started cussing me out.

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