Ammyy scammy spammy
Just got off the phone from some very dodgy people who seem to be trying to use
Ammyy.com remote control access software.
A woman with an Indian accent with Indian call centre chatter in the background identified herself as from Microsoft Certified Technical Department in Christchurch. Something about a "repair zone"? She said there was a virus on my computer and it had alerted them. So I was instructed to turn it on and go to Ammyy.com to download something.... right.
Christchurch you say? May I please speak to your manager?
He said he was in Auckland. Right. So what's the weather like in Auckland then? ...ah? Doesn't know. What's your number? ... 64 99 09 7852 Wow, that's a short number, not many people in that country? ... it's a local number. Right.
So I ask is this Microsoft? ... no, just certified.
So, from Ammyy? ... ah, "Repair Zone".
So, is that connected to Ammyy? ... No.
So is this free? ... it's $199.99.
OK, $199 NZ dollars? ... Australian dollars A$199.99
What address are you calling from in Auckland? ... ah
And then he starts getting evasive, he said he would only give me the address if I gave him the ID number from the Ammyy doc (that I had told him I had downloaded and was looking at - which of course I had not!).
What's your manager's email?
Then he suggested I was being discourteous for asking too many questions.
Someone who doesn't want to say who they are or where they are or what they are - wanting $200 Australian to download malware onto my computer - and I'm being discourteous?
No thanks, mate.
Sounds all highly phishy to me. File under "General Spam Alert"