Scam Number: 8882339567
Scammer’s Website or Email:
Additional information about this scam: Pop up with a Windows Defender message that goes away when you restart the computer.
Scam Number: 8882339567
“James” called me mean names and hurt my feewings!!
888-233-9567 Erica. Thursday 10-13-22 12:14PM EST
Call back 206-451-8358
Call these people please! They’re scaring elderly people into believing their whole system is hacked!
The 888-233-9567 is active and being answered.
The 206-451-8358 is a TextNow number and when I have called this number several times I got the TextNow msg machine.
Three times I conferenced into the same conference call a scammer from the (888) toll free number with the TextNow message machine of the TextNow scammer’s number (206) 451-8358 and I was telling the (888) scammer to leave a message on the TextNow number (206) 451-8358 that you criminals are also using.
So far the scammers at (888) that I have been harassing with several phone calls are protesting that they really work for Windows/Microsoft. They seem “indignant” and “offended” that I am calling them out on their criminal behavior.
If enough of us bait and/or harass this group of criminals, I suspect that they will start to be angry, that they will cease to “act” with us like “real employees” of Windows/Microsoft.
Keep calling. They are actively scamming RIGHT NOW!
I don’t mess with pop-ups, let the professionals do it. LOL!
They are actively scamming right now! Call and call and mess up their line.
There there T… it’s ok sweetie bug hug!
Yeah, I do not have a virtual machine.
With “virtual machine” scams, I sometimes “bait” them and try to drag the call out for as long as possible until either I call out the criminal when he seems impatient or until the criminal cusses me or hangs up. Of course I will not let a criminal onto my real computer that has no virtual machine.
Other times I just call repeatedly to harass these type of criminals.
Thank you, J. It’s nice to see that that someone cares about my fragile feelings. With that hug, could you also bring my favorite blankie?
But of course my little dove.
RE: Repeatedly Calling Scammer’s TextNow Phone Number from “Unknown Number” VOIP
I might not be doing much in the fight against these criminals, but I know from testing that when I login to my voice.google.com VOIP phone and switch it to show “Unknown Number” rather than my VOIP phone number, a TextNow number sees only “Unknown Number” and from within TextNow you cannot BLOCK an Unknown Number. I tested by calling my own TextNow number with my “Unknown Number” VOIP.
Currently my TextNow phone number is on hold with this (888) number, so I am calling REPEATEDLY and NON-STOP with my other hand using my VOIP Unknown Number the criminal’s TextNow number (206) 451-8358 even when I do not leave mocking or nasty messages just to annoy whoever is currently using the TextNow number (206) 451-8358.
Sometimes, but not all of the time, FINALLY the criminal on his TextNow number will answer one of my many calls from my Unknown Number VOIP with a VERY angry “Hello” or “What you want?” or “Stop calling!” and so on.
I know I might not be wasting much of the criminal’s time when he or she is using a TextNow number, but it satisfies my spite! It does not take a long time for a criminal to get a new TextNow number, but I spitefully like to make 'em get a new TextNow number.
Wait, my TextNow number’s call to (888) number has been answered finally
I was totally devastated, Sol!
I even tried “I know you are, but what am I?” to no avail…
In hindsight, I should have gone straight for the “I’m rubber and you’re glue…”
That would teach the big meanie a lesson! (Crosses arms in a smug show of defiance)
That’ll show them Tim!!! Let me call them right now and tell them they are big poopoo-heads!!!
I have the VM but no fake bank set up so i usually just drag out and never seem to be able to download the program they want.
Remember of course Cootie Protection and the hand symbol to protect yourself from Cooties, @MajorLeeAwesome! You do not want to get through the phone line any Criminal Cooties!
I am aging myself I think. Do kids nowadays use the Cootie Protection hand symbols still?
Were you on with them? Pretending to have popup?