Just a heads up for anybody recieving a call from this tel. number
00253820308, do not under any circumstances turn on your computer!!
A very friendly Indian chap said my computer was in grave danger from a 'virus, you see sir, just turn on your computer' he repeated over and over again!
The first phonecall I told him my computer was turned on and just as I was 'typing my password' low and behold a long lost relative called to my door, the chances! so I politely asked him to sit tight while I answered the door.
Well I think he lasted 5 minutes on hold, (gotta admire his persistance) and that was that I tought.
So half an hour later the phone rings again, this time the same indian chap in a not so polite manner demands I 'turn on my computer'. I apologised for the earlier mishap and explained it was uncle Fred who I had not spoken to in years, all to the backround noise of 'please sir turn on your computer'.
So finally after I filled him in on all of dear old uncle Freds latest exploits, I turned on my computer, "very slow to load" I explained must be those gosh darn virses you speak of I exclaimed! He whole heartedly agreed and pointed out how lucky I was that he had contacted me.
At this point 10-15 minutes has elapsed and I tell him I am typing my password now......but oh no whats this! A blue screen has appeared and the computer is now rebooting I explain! The problem must be bigger than we iniatially thought I tell him. This process repeats for another 5 minutes again to the backround theme track of "please sir turn on your computer".
By now the poor fella is getting overwhelmed by the seriousness of the problem and I get transferred to his 'Supervisor', not the most courteous person I have ever dealt with I must admit, but none the less I continue and I profusely thank him for helping me with this dire situation.
So what ensues is bizzare to say the least, I explain to him that I have indeed 'turned on my computer' but it appears that the virus's have had their evil way with my computer, not impressed with this he calmy explains that I should "go outside to my nearest shopping mall and find an I.T technician and catch him!"??? But "can you not help me" I plead, too late all I get back is a hang up tone.
I really have too much time on my hands (should be studying!!) but this gave me an enourmous lift today so thank you Microsoft technicians from India!
Joking aside, beware people and make sure to inform all of your older relatives about this scam, these crooks are targeting peolple at home alone and under no circimstances should you 'Turn on your computer!'.