[Rushtalk] *WARNING*!

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Thu Dec 4 10:38:54 MST 2014

It might be fun to call that number and tell him you are from the
Microsoft legal department checking on fraud cases.

On 12/4/2014 12:23 PM, John A. Quayle wrote:
> Folks,
>         Hate you begin the day with such a cryptic headline, but
> here's the deal. There is a jerk in Pasco, Washington making calls
> from telephone number 509-547-5896. When you answer, he'll say that
> he's so-and-so from Microsoft. He'll then tell you that your computer
> is malfunctioning. He's got a */heavy /*middle eastern accent. I've
> gotten several calls from this clown and so has my mother - she
> doesn't even own a computer.
>         The way the game is played, he's looking to steal your banking
> information/passwords off your system. My wife and I have both taken
> calls from this fool. I think I finally stopped him just days ago by
> asking him, "if you're from Microsoft, who is my ISP?"
>         Not understanding the question, he replied, "Microsoft."
>         I replied, "no, who is my internet service provider?" Which is
> a legitimate question, if he's able to determine that my system is
> malfunctioning (which he */cannot, /*in actuality). The above phone
> number is listed to a business calling itself "Sow Washington State of
> Natural Resources" and showing annual income of $1.5-million and a
> "staff of one."
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