I want to be that mother who can stand up and say I am a strong confident mother and I know what is best for my children. We breastfeed and co sleep, We listen, We include, We eat chocolate and snot smoothies, we trampoline and grow frogs, we sling, we carry and we try and understand and work with our children without resorting to punishments, threats or coercion.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Beware: Computer scam


On phone to them just now. Keeping them talking. Asking about his kids, he told me he had a kid of 6 and them I asked him if his mother knows he does this job. I them asked if he was married and if his wife liked him doing this job, he wavered here and wasn't sure how to answer (I'm betting she doesn't like it) and them I said his mother must be so proud of him scamming people like this. He kept denying he was scamming me. I then said he didn't care about his heritage by using an English name when he was in India and didn't he care about scamming a mother of three.  Was on for 20 mins and was making porridge for kids, talking them through making kale crisps and talking to him at same time. Also been googling what he's asking me to do. What a scammer!

 I then asked him to hold on whilst I breastfed my kid!

He eventually gave up saying if I didn't believe him we should stop the call and he hung up on me!!!



They ask you to sit at your PC and click START > RUN > then type "CMD" (command) into the RUN box. This opens up a black box on the screen, which older PC users may recognise as the DOS window. 
In the DOS window they ask you to type "ASSOC" and hit Rtn and a long list of stuff comes up on the screen. 

They ask you to look near the bottom of the list for the letters "CLSID" and explain that this is a unique identification number known only by the manufacturer of the operating system. 
They then read out a number and ask you if it matches the one on the screen in front of you, which of course it does. 
The complete line looks like this: ZFSendToTarget=CLSID\{888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062}
and they read out this number: 888DCA60-FC0A-11CF-8F0F-00C04FD7D062

This is all to get your trust and make you think that they are a support company and that they have the information about your computer, they don't, this number is the same on every Windows based operating system released in recent years. 

I don't know what happens after this but I have read elsewhere that they are trying to get you to allow them remote access to your PC via the likes of LogMeIn or other means. This could be for various reason like charging you for the "work" they have done or installing software on you PC.