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tellonem
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MicrosoftSupporter.com

Post by tellonem » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:10 am

The number is 800-642-7676. They cold call people pretending to be Microsoft. Domain record shows Microsoft is not the owner. They claim to be returning your call.

Domain record found here:
http://whois.domaintools.com/microsoftsupporter.com

Score card found here:
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/microsoftsupporter.com

Complaints cited here:
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-800-642-7676

and:
http://800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-800-642-7676/2


MysteryFCM
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RE: MicrosoftSupporter.com

Post by MysteryFCM » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:42 pm

cheers for the heads up!

c۞g
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RE: MicrosoftSupporter.com

Post by c۞g » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:05 pm

the domain: microsoftsupporter.com is NOT Microsoft

the phone number 800-642-7676 IS Microsoft:
Microsoft products bought elsewhere and online Answer Desk:
Call 1-800-642-7676

as per:

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http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/DisplayHelpContactUsPage/
whois: http://whois.domaintools.com/microsoftstore.com

MysteryFCM
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RE: MicrosoftSupporter.com

Post by MysteryFCM » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:09 pm

<quote user="c۞g">
the domain: microsoftsupporter.com is NOT Microsoft[/quote]

That's what the OP said ;o)

c۞g
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RE: MicrosoftSupporter.com

Post by c۞g » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:19 pm

<quote user="mysteryfcm">That's what the OP said ;o)[/quote]
The OP said: The number is 800-642-7676. They cold call people pretending to be Microsoft.
I pointed out that the phone number appears to be Microsoft.

MysteryFCM
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RE: MicrosoftSupporter.com

Post by MysteryFCM » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:33 pm

<quote user="c۞g">
The OP said: The number is 800-642-7676. They cold call people pretending to be Microsoft.
I pointed out that the phone number appears to be Microsoft.
[/quote]

Ah, my mistake (one of those days, lol)

tellonem
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RE: MicrosoftSupporter.com

Post by tellonem » Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:09 am

O.K. i goofed about the number, but I wonder how I get a call. Anyway that is what caller ID said, that it was from Microsoft, or did the caller just put it there.

MysteryFCM
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RE: MicrosoftSupporter.com

Post by MysteryFCM » Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:58 am

<quote user="tellonem">
O.K. i goofed about the number, but I wonder how I get a call. Anyway that is what caller ID said, that it was from Microsoft, or did the caller just put it there.
[/quote]

It's likely the caller ID was spoofed.

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off topic

Post by c۞g » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:01 am

The people commenting to various phone complaint sites, such as 800notes.com which is linked in the OP, may not be aware of the ability to spoof the Caller ID, which is [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caller_ID_spoofing#United_States t=_self]illegal in the US[/url], investigate: The Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, which was signed into law Dec. 22, 2010
  • S. 30 (111th): Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s30
  • PDF format: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111s30enr/pdf/BILLS-111s30enr.pdf
US citizens should make a formal complaint; ref:

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http://www.fcc.gov/guides/caller-id-and-spoofing

Amazingly sites like: spoofcard.com have dark green reputations, probably rated by the pranksters, spammers, and scam artists who use them...

IMHO, there should be a thread created in the Reputations forum having "Caller ID/SMS Spoofing" as the topic title, setup in a similar fashion as the [url=https://www.mywot.com/forum/14024-penny-auction t=_blank]Penny Auction[/url] thread. This is not just land-line phones, you can spoof for mobile devices including SMS/MMS and more. I would create the thread if I had time, but I have been quite busy for the past few months.
Suggested start domains for proposed thread if anyone has the time:

List of domains/hosts

twitter.com/spoofcard | [url=https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/_p_onyg633gmnqxeza.twitter.com t=_self]_p_onyg633gmnqxeza.twitter.com[/url]
spoofcard.com
ispoofcard.com
spoofcardpartner.com
phonecallfx.com
trapcall.com
telapi.com
tapeacall.com
telespoof.com
teltechcorp.com
teltechsys.net
teltechsys.com
_______
50.63.25.11
spooftel.com
_______
209.222.11.214
calleridfaker.com
m.calleridfaker.com
_______
50.56.244.232
myphonerobot.com
smsfake.info
twittme.mobi

animexstudio
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RE: MicrosoftSupporter.com

Post by animexstudio » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:18 pm

Honestly, this thread is ridiculous. Caller ID Spoofing is not illegal in the US, unless you have intentions to defraud/. Pranking friends and family is perfectly legal.

Half the sites there have nothing to do with spoofing. TrapCall will actually do the opposite, it will unblock those pesky restricted, No caller ID, or Unknown calls and give you the number behind the caller.

TelApi is like twilio, a enterprise solution product for telephony api integration with apps and services.

TapeACall just lets you record calls on your phone. Also legal, but sometimes not admissible in court depending on each state's laws.

Tel Tech seems to be the company behind some of these apps, but nothing illegal. a bit rediculous to just out on a company because u disagree with one product.

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