16 Aug, 2012 @ 09:00
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Indian phone scammers target expats in Spain

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A BRITISH couple have become the victims of a ‘Microsoft’ phone scam.

Barry and Margo Wood, from Estepona, received a call from a man claiming to be able to solve their PC problems.

The man, who is thought to be of Indian origin, referred to himself as a ‘Microsoft technician’.

“He seemed pretty genuine, and coincidently I had been having problems with my computer that day,” Wood told the Olive Press.

The owner was then directed to his computer, and asked to open a program called ‘Windows Event Viewer’, which looks like a long list of errors.

Wood realised that something may be wrong when the caller told him that it would cost €90 to fix several problems, requiring his credit card details to do so.

Fortunately he hung up and, on the advice of a friend, unplugged his internet router.

The Olive Press warned in February that expats in Spain were being targetted by the scam.


  1. They called several months ago too. Luckily we new something was not right and refused to do as they asked. The caller than become quite threatening!!!

  2. Called me today. When I asked them to stop calling and reminded them I had asked this 5 times before I was told to f*** myself.

    Surely they can’t make much money doing this – crazy.

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