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I have a hotmail address that I only use for sites that insist on an e-mail address and I don't want to give a proper one.    Effectively this is only a spamtrap address.

On 31 July 2013 I got an e-mail:
<quote>
From: James and Susan Brooks (brooksatnova@aol.com)

New Voicemail Received,

You have a new voicemail left by +447126558000

To listen to the message, please

Sign in

Talk to you Soon
<end quote>

(1) I don't know a James and Susan Brooks, and if I did they would have a real e-mail address not my spamtrap one.    My guess is that they are real people who are unaware that their identity has been borrowed.
(2) The "Sign in" link goes to http://onlinebankinglogin.org/08direct08/ which is so suspicious in the context of a personal voicemail that nobody in their right mind would use it.    I didn't.
Jim (Clevedon, United Kingdom) Aug 2 2013, 7:10 am Post
Got an email saying they'd left a message. Tryed text to ask who it was but it wouldn't let me send a message
Nicole (Woodbridge, United States) Nov 18 2012, 5:58 pm Post
As above from Tina, obgious scam. Indian sounding lady called this morning claiming to be from microsoft in California. They want you to log on to a web site and pay a fee to download nothing at all, but they get your credit card details. BAR calls and notify local trading standards and/or police if harrassed by calls from this or similar numbers
Chuzzles (London, United Kingdom) Jul 17 2012, 11:18 am Post
Had a call from this number today they ask me to confirm my name and address (Very Scary) then said they were from the computer technician and I had a problem with my computer. Being a technician myself I knew this was not true, (Must admit I did give the guy the run around for a bit) I then asked for his supervisors name and a direct line number for his company. he very soon rang off.
This is an online scam designed to give someone remote access to your computer. do not follow any instructions given get rid of them as quickly as you can.
Tina (Northampton, United Kingdom) Jun 6 2012, 5:14 pm Post
One of many numbers an indian sounding guy keeps calling me from telling me he's from Microsoft and I have a virus on my pc
Sharon (Oldham, United Kingdom) Apr 14 2012, 8:57 pm Post
I also get regualr calls from this number (07121 452112) and they say they are debt management company and I have asked them to take me off their contact list becuase their services are not required and have had many calls from them before. The guy I was speaking to then proceeded to tell me that I have not had any calls from them before and argued with me about this - was not happy at all and I hung up. I then got another call straight after and they then hung up on me when i answered!

Rude, rude rude is all I can say!
Julie (United Kingdom) Jan 30 2012, 12:48 pm Post
Person called offering debt management services. The man who called was offensive, and    obnoxious. When I told him that his services were not required and that I was unhappy about the calls from these people on my personal number he threatened me with more call and harrasment. He also said I had no rights and could not stop them from calling. Could not remeber the callers name unfortunately.
misch (New Malden, United Kingdom) Jan 12 2012, 8:05 pm Post
My neighbour has received 2 calls over the past 2 days from this particular number. One answered by his wife and the other by his son. The caller identified themselves as being part of the 'Windows' team and that they had received an error report that the household PC had a virus. A request for the user to open a website was made but my neighbour questioned it and the phone was put down. The following day they received a second call which was answered by their son. He was asked if the caller could speak to the head of the house who was already on his way to me but before I could get there the caller hung up.

I am an IT Engineer and know for certain that is what is called a PHISHING SCAM. I advise all readers of this to be very careful if you receive any call from anybody who says they are from Microsoft, Windows or your bank. Once this people are given access to your PC they can extract all personal information. If you do online banking for instance they could recover information such as bank details and passwords. The best thing you can do is advise the caller that a trace is being made on the number he is using, the Police have been advised and will be calling HIM back shortly. TAKE CARE !!
David A (Nuneaton, United Kingdom) Dec 10 2011, 12:01 pm Post
He told me I had a loan or mortgage which had just finished - told him no and asked who is this - they just hung up
E (Zürich, Switzerland) Nov 24 2011, 11:58 am Post
government grant service scam - Telephone preference service is useless - no protection whatsoever
Guest (Harrogate, United Kingdom) Sep 27 2011, 6:44 pm Post