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rongtw
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247 PC care !

WARNING ! Sad i dunno if this is right place , but i have a neighbour who is not quite PC savvy , he recived a phone call today from someone who said he was in manchester a firm called  "24seven PC care "  they told him they had noticed from MSoft they had recived a lot of error messages , and offered to sort his PC via remote if he let them first check was free and depending what his promlem was they would give him a quote to fix it  Sad.
I have googled this and its a massive SCAM !!  but sounds real enough .
so a word of warning for those who arnt so savvy Dont let these people near your PC !!.
they have a very nice web page but it still a scam for your money and info on your PC !!
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pierre_pierre
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Re: 247 PC care !

nothing new about that SCAM, you are the third (at least) to query this lately
mentalist3d
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Re: 247 PC care !

Definite scam, had a few of these lately from other companies. You can check the reputation of the company at: http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/24sevenpccare.com
You can learn more about the scam at: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/359233/the-unstoppable-tech-support-scam
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Re: 247 PC care !

and they usually sound as if they are sitting in Bangalore or Beijing  Smiley
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Re: 247 PC care !

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and they usually sound as if they are sitting in Bangalore....

Just like many unfortunate people's genuine Customer Support Centres  Roll eyes
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Re: 247 PC care !

Funnily enough I had another of these appear in my email when I checked my mail using my mobile phone. I deleted it from the phone straight away with a mental note to do the same when it appeared in my PC email.
Except it never did (or the junk folder)
I only fleetingly looked at it without taking a lot of notice but thought it was titled something like: PC service from 1234 or something vaguely like it.
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