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nwrickert
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reply to Notfooled

Re: [Scam] Suspicious activity

There seem to be many such scams going around.

Here's my advice to people who receive such calls:

1: Find out who is calling (ask them). If it is not your ISP, hang up. Your ISP could possibly tell that you have a virus problem, if they are scanning their network. Calls from elsewhere should be considered especially dubious.

2: If they say that they are your ISP, ask for a name, then tell them that you will call the ISP customer service number and ask for that person. This is the safe way of distinguishing bogus calls from real ones.
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AT&T Uverse; Zyxel NBG334W router (behind the 2wire gateway); openSuSE 12.2; firefox 17.0