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Just had a call

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This happened last week as well so I'm trying to make those not aware, aware.

 Got a call from someone telling me that my IP address had been replicated so my computer was now corrupted. The callers said they were from "windows". I asked for more identification, they had my name and address. Thought it sounded iffy so told them to bugger off. They said they'd sort it for a nominal fee (100/200 quid) and if I didn't do it, they'd turn off my computer from their end. I told them to go ahead. To date it's still working. Contacted my B.I.L. who's a systems architect (basically a computer boffin) he looked into it and it's a scam.

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This happened last week as well so I'm trying to make those not aware, aware.

 Got a call from someone telling me that my IP address had been replicated so my computer was now corrupted. The callers said they were from "windows". I asked for more identification, they had my name and address. Thought it sounded iffy so told them to bugger off. They said they'd sort it for a nominal fee (100/200 quid) and if I didn't do it, they'd turn off my computer from their end. I told them to go ahead. To date it's still working. Contacted my B.I.L. who's a systems architect (basically a computer boffin) he looked into it and it's a scam.

I've had quite a few of these calls Win.  I just tell them I either haven't got a computer, ask them which one of the six computers in the house has the problem, or tell them I've got a Mac.  Either of those replies normally stops them in their tracks.  That's if I'm in a good mood.  Alternatively I just tell them to piss off.  

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