Author Topic: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows  (Read 21535 times)

Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #125 on: 15 March, 2021, 12:19:32 pm »
I got one this morning with what would have been a rather pleasant English woman's voice, but for the jumpiness from splicing words out of the sequence in which they were spoken.

Apparently, my NI number has been used fraudulently somewhere near the border with Wales, & I should contact the National Insurance authorities immediately.
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #126 on: 15 March, 2021, 12:35:52 pm »
Now I'm intrigued.  How does one use a NI number fraudulently?  And what happens if you do?  Does Thérèse Coffey come round your house and [“stop right there!” – Ed.].
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #127 on: 15 March, 2021, 12:48:08 pm »
Now I'm intrigued.  How does one use a NI number fraudulently?  And what happens if you do?  Does Thérèse Coffey come round your house and [“stop right there!” – Ed.].
oi, that’s my MP you’re having fantasies about. Hang on, she’s a Tory, ok carry on.
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #128 on: 15 March, 2021, 01:17:42 pm »
Even Hummers wouldn’t fantasise about La Coffey.
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #129 on: 15 March, 2021, 01:56:50 pm »
Now I'm intrigued.  How does one use a NI number fraudulently?  And what happens if you do?  Does Thérèse Coffey come round your house and [“stop right there!” – Ed.].
I did wonder (not about Ms Coffey).
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #130 on: 15 March, 2021, 02:34:34 pm »
Bollocks. Now I'm unsure if this is spam or not...

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And then there's an attachment which I am reluctant to click.

I can't find a reference to that order number anywhere else in my emails.

Edit: I'm treating it as spam for the moment...
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #131 on: 15 March, 2021, 02:55:28 pm »
Freight quote. Com appears to be a USA specific freight broker for full / part lorry loads of stuffs. I can't find (on a cursory look) that they have a UK operation, so what's with the 0800 number (unless it forwards to USA)?
It smells like tinned spiced ham to me.
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #132 on: 15 March, 2021, 02:55:40 pm »
It is. Don't.
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #133 on: 15 March, 2021, 02:57:13 pm »
Thanks. I have something on order which has to come from foreign climes, but I would expect any relevant emails to actually identify what is there.
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #134 on: 15 March, 2021, 03:02:39 pm »
It does seem that these scam calls are on the increase - in the past 9 or 10 days my wife and I have ordered 7 iPads from Amazon!!  (Oh, no we haven't) - and Microsoft (from an Oxford phone number) has called a couple of times, our BT account is being shut off tomorrow morning and HMRC want an online payment.  Email "invoices" seem to be starting up again - I get a regular one from some business or other in Southampton.

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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #135 on: 16 March, 2021, 01:11:16 pm »
Bollocks. Now I'm unsure if this is spam or not...

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And then there's an attachment which I am reluctant to click.

I can't find a reference to that order number anywhere else in my emails.

Edit: I'm treating it as spam for the moment...

Looks like a classic trojan.  I'll bet the attachment is something a bit more occuous than a PDF.  Isn't it nice that viruses come with boilerplate disclaimers nowadays?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #136 on: 16 March, 2021, 01:28:56 pm »
Freight quote. Com appears to be a USA specific freight broker for full / part lorry loads of stuffs. I can't find (on a cursory look) that they have a UK operation, so what's with the 0800 number (unless it forwards to USA)?
It smells like tinned spiced ham to me.

There’s no ‘0800’ number on that email. There’s an ‘800’ number, along with ‘816’ and ‘913’. ‘800’ is the US freecall code. The other numbers are also US. I wonder if this is a scam related to Wowsa’s alter-ego participation in the Trump affair?

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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #137 on: 16 March, 2021, 05:22:15 pm »
Bollocks. Now I'm unsure if this is spam or not...

Quote from: Email
Please view and print the attached bill of lading \ invoice.
 
 
Thanks
 

Account Executive

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www.freightquote.com



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Customer Service Team |  o: 800.323.5441
 

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And then there's an attachment which I am reluctant to click.

I can't find a reference to that order number anywhere else in my emails.

Edit: I'm treating it as spam for the moment...

Looks like a classic trojan.  I'll bet the attachment is something a bit more occuous than a PDF.  Isn't it nice that viruses come with boilerplate disclaimers nowadays?


..and I just got one too.  With an .xlsm file attached.  Nothing good can come of Excel macros *gestures in the general direction of the global finance industry*, so I ceremonially deleted it.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #138 on: 15 April, 2021, 10:25:53 am »
Caller: "Hello, I'm calling from the Microsoft."
Blah blah blah.
Caller: "Can you please check your Windows computer."
Me: "Which one, I have eight ?"
Caller: "Any one, it doesn't matter, they're all connected."

Caller: "We're seeing lots of error messages."
Me: "What do the error messages say ?"
Caller: "They say 'Fuck you'"

:-D
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Re: Mr Simon Watson fron the technical department of Windows
« Reply #139 on: 15 April, 2021, 11:05:54 am »
Last time that happened I told them I did not have a computer.   They probably said fuck you after I put the phone down.  I googled the caller number, Baltimore, Ohio ISTR.
Sic transit and all that..