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Comment: Re:seriously? (Score 1) 231

by freeze128 (#47761945) Attached to: TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers
I don't know if I would worry about personal threats from these types of scammers. A cursory check of the information that they even have on file for you would indicate that they don't really know anything except the phone number that they just dialed. When you get a call from "The windows support department", ask them all sorts of questions like:

What is the name of the company that they work for?
How do they know that my machine is infected with a virus?
Which computer is infected? (I have multiple PCs...)
Who has paid them to provide this service for me?
If my PC has been sending internet packets because of spyware infections, and they have detected this, then certainly they would know the IP address of the machine that is doing it.

If the caller cannot even answer these basic questions, then you know it's a scam.

Comment: Careful! (Score 1) 131

by freeze128 (#47734043) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Good Replacement Batteries?
If you need an obscure battery right away, try Batteries+, but be prepared to pay big time for it.

If you need an obscure battery and can wait, there are often resellers on Amazon that will get you what you need DIRT CHEAP! If it turns out to be crap, you can just be thankful that you paid a fraction of what you would anywhere else, and then try somewhere else.

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