Beware of Comantra Phone Call Scams

December 5, 2011 at 05:39:46
Specs: Windows 7
i had got a call from comantra software and they said my computer is going to crash is this a scam or what i was gave a phone number to get a hold of them but it dont work so beware of someone phoning u and saying this is going to help u

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#1
December 5, 2011 at 06:04:23
I have had a number of similar calls, usually claiming to be from Microsoft or a partner company. This is a scam. There is no way that viruses or other issues can be detected without specific software being downloaded to your computer and no legitimate organization is going to do that without your knowledge and permission.

A Google search for "Comantra" brings up many hits.


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#2
December 5, 2011 at 08:52:40
why don't you guys put your numbers on the national DONOTCALL list?

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#3
December 6, 2011 at 11:50:26
Do you really think that scammers pay attention to such lists?

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#4
December 6, 2011 at 23:13:22
I was heavily plagued by telemmarketers and YES....they all stopped calling....if they do call, you can warn them, then they stop...YES.

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#5
December 7, 2011 at 14:11:06
The lists work against telemarketers, but not against scammers. When people are already breaking the law they are not going to be concerned about the wishes of their victims.

There is a distinction between calls from genuine telemarketers and the sort of telephone scams that are increasingly prevalent.


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#6
December 7, 2011 at 17:17:08
if you say so....Like I said...I don't get ANY scam or telemarketing calls.

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#7
December 13, 2011 at 02:03:16
"The lists work against telemarketers, but not against scammers. When people are already breaking the law they are not going to be concerned about the wishes of their victims. There is a distinction between calls from genuine telemarketers and the sort of telephone scams that are increasingly prevalent."

You're totally right with this. But there's another alternative to stop them:
http://www.tellows.com

It helps you with your decision about answering or ignoring a phone call with an unknown number.Also there's a risk rating and you can find out the origin of the phone call. I think they also have an app for this


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#8
February 15, 2012 at 06:58:29
If they were that good then how come they got dumped by Microsoft last year for scam phonecalls:

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/201...

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#9
February 15, 2012 at 09:03:18
Not to mention, if you don't recognize the call or the company, you are not paying for their support. Therefore they are calling you to make money off of you. :-). If you paid for the service, have at!

mike


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