Who called me from 08000519252?

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  • By Anonymous 

    I have had the same experience as the above. First I received an email from Facebook saying that someone had attempted to access my account from an unknown computer. When I logged on, FB told me my account was locked and guided me to change my password. Then I saw a piece of what must be fake news saying that Sting had died aged 65. As a fan, I clicked on it and then my problems began. A pop up appeared and a man with an American accent told me Microsoft was going to disable my computer unless I rang the 0800 051 9252 number. First time I tried, the call wouldn't connect - just a long tone like number available. This happened several more times. I shut down my computer and rebooted and ran Norton 360, no threats found, but within a short period of time the man with the American accent and pop up began again. So I rang the number. The guy was Anil Sharma &he said call me Annie & he told he works for a third party Global Technical Support for Microsoft, Google etc, etc. I stupidly allowed him to take control of my pc and he just rattled on for two hours about how I hadn't maintained my computer, my firewall wasn't working, I wasn't receiving autmatic updates and driver updates and then took me to a page where it was quite obvious they were wanting money from me - either £154.37for a one time fix, or £232.32 for one year of unlimited support. I had felt comfortable all through this experience because he was a very nice technician & told that i hav to authorize the charge .But now it was obvious he was going to be conning me into entering my bank details onto a form. At that point, I hung up, turned my pc off and removed the power cable. But I am worried that he did have access to my laptop, he has my name, my address and my mobile telephone number.
    I am tempted to now get rid of this laptop as I am worried it has been compromised and of course, I think I should also contact my bank as soon as possible.
    I am typing this on my potentially compromised laptop and am expecting another pop up anytime.
    I think I should take my laptop into a proper authorised dealership who can't scam me and have a full virus scan and anything dodgy removed. Full disinfection required.
    I am appalled at myself that I fell for this as I always put the phone down when getting bogus telephone calls from Microsoft they are scam.

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  • By Anonymous 

    Had message on computer saying if i didn't ring this number i would lose everything, conned me out of 244 pounds my son rang them next day and had a right go at them calling them all the names under the sun. Said i wanted my money back within 4 days it was back in my bank.

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  • By Anonymous 

    I had the experience of several other people that my computer was at risk. It came up after I followed a link saying Paul McCartney had committed suicide. I was duped as well by a "friendly" polite man called Manan. It all sounded so convincing until I said I wanted to think about his offer at which point he became very pushy and quite aggressive. My husband was just telling me to hang up but I was worried so much that I would compromise my laptop. Eventually after 50 mins it ended and I felt drained, humiliated, stupid and so annoyed with myself. How can people be so devious when they are obviously clever and well trained in IT? It all seems ok and I contacted the bank as worried they could access my account but was told it would be safe as not given any details.

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  • By Anonymous 

    I have had the same experience as the above. First I received an email from Facebook saying that someone had attempted to access my account from an unknown computer. When I logged on, FB told me my account was locked and guided me to change my password. Then I saw a piece of what must be fake news saying that Sting had died aged 65. As a fan, I clicked on it and then my problems began. A pop up appeared and a man with an American accent told me Microsoft was going to disable my computer unless I rang the 0800 051 9252 number. First time I tried, the call wouldn't connect - just a long tone like number available. This happened several more times. I shut down my computer and rebooted and ran Norton 360, no threats found, but within a short period of time the man with the American accent and pop up began again. So I rang the number. The guy was Parminder Kumar. He said he was Global Technical Support and was a third party for Microsoft, Google etc, etc. I stupidly allowed him to take control of my pc and he just rattled on for an hour about how I hadn't maintained my computer, my firewall wasn't working, I wasn't receiving autmatic updats and driver updates and then took me to a page where it was quite obvious they were wanting money from me - either £160 for a one time fix, or £240 for ongoing support. I had felt uncomfortable all through this experience because he was a little aggressive. But now it was obvious he was going to be conning me into entering my bank details onto a form. At that point, I hung up, turned my pc off and removed the power cable. But I am worried that he did have access to my laptop, he has my name, my address and my mobile telephone number.
    I am tempted to now get rid of this laptop as I am worried it has been compromised and of course, I think I should also contact my bank as soon as possible.
    I am typing this on my potentially compromised laptop and am expecting another pop up anytime.
    I think I should take my laptop into a proper authorised dealership who can't scam me and have a full virus scan and anything dodgy removed. Full disinfection required.
    I am appalled at myself that I fell for this as I always put the phone down when getting bogus telephone calls from Microsoft and have already reported a number of incidents regarding cold calls to my mother to Action Fraud.
    BT should be disabling these telephone numbers and applying better due diligence and screening when allocating them.

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  • By Anonymous 

    Scammed my mother in law remotely accessed her computer. We had to get her to change bank details as we do not know what scripts they have landed on her computer to access files. Will let you know outcome once we have looked at her PC!!! Disgusting and praying on the vulnerable!!

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  • By Anonymous 

    these folks are scammers there trying to get your money and personal details, just hang up with a few choice words is my advice, they phoned my elderly mother in law had her on the phone for an hour trying to get money from her i will be doing a complete scan on her computer to check for any key loggers virus Trojans, etc.

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  • By Anonymous 

    The same has just happened to my elderly Mother, please DO NOT call, she is in the process of changing all her Bank details after they convinced her so that they could remotely access her computer. He was on for several minutes whilst she watched, but who knows what else they are doing in the back ground!!! They didn't get as far as to ask for any payments.

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  • By Anonymous 

    I received a message on my computer that a serious virus had invaded my computer and to avoid my computer shutting down I must call 0800 051 9252. I spoke to a man called Kumar who said he was 27 years old . He remotely accessed my computer and told me that to fix the problem would cost £244 and take 2 hours. He asked for my bank details. I terminated the call and unplugged my computer. He phoned me back so I told him I had to go out and would phone him back. I telephoned the number and spoke to another Asian man. I asked him for the name of the Company and he told me it was Live BT Expert. I will be changing my bank account number tomorrow just to be on the safe side

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  • By Anonymous 

    These people scammed 250 quid out of my elderly mother she is now afraid to use the computer in case something else happens, its was her only escape from being alone. these people should be shot.

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  • By Anonymous 

    I called this number today after a verbal message on my computer said from Microsoft. They said there was a virus and they would fix it, I got suspicious and put the phone down, just hope they don't have access to all my file Etc. didn't get as far as to ask for money.

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  • By Anonymous 

    I had the same message as "anonymous" above. Have had a load of stress etc. since the message. Have had to change all my bank details etc. having STUPIDLY called the number.

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  • By Anonymous 

    my computer gave out an alarm sound followed by an urgent message (american accent) saying my device would be shut down in the next five mins if I didn`t ring the above number. after a long and complicated set of instructions, the `advisor ` tried to sell me extended firewall protection. although he didn`t ask for bank details I was obviously suspicious and ended the call.

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  • By Anonymous 

    These people kept my elderly mother on the phone today asking for over £250 to fix her firewall issues and ensure her gfiles could be recovered. Total scam so please donot call them. Why is it that authorities cannot track these people down and arrest them or at least have the number disconnected.

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  • By Anonymous 

    This number relates to a computer service scam do not call

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  • By Anonymous 

    number came up on a friends computer, claiming to be from 'my technician' and wanting to upgrade the pc

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  • By Anonymous 

    I called 01524488062 number saying windows advice ect saying virus on computer. I asked him if he is a scam n said works for Windows all calls recorded for protection ect. He gave me this number 08000519252 to contact him back. He wanted £157 or £237 ti install firewall. I'm now worried he has deleted the firewall and 50% of files as he said the virus had made these fail. I disconnected call and computer plus turned WiFi off just in case.

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  • By Anonymous 

    Scammers. Claim to sort laptops just rob u c***s

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