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ChandlerB03
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Natchez, MS
Member since Nov 2015
779 posts

Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
I have a Epson XP-430 with an error code 0xF1.
I have tried resetting it, removed the ink, reset, still same thing. Google epson service, get passed around on the phone through 3-4 people. Guy accesses my computer through GoTo Assist. Says my computer needs cleaning out, here is where it gets funny...

He pulls up note pad and starts typing out "One time payment of $199 due immediately. Please enter your name, phone number and cc number."

I immediately freak out, end the call and shut down computer and unplug the router.

Am I fawked? Anyone else had this happen?


Vrai
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2003
2456 posts

re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
You'll feel a pinch in your anus in 3, 2, 1.....


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SabiDojo
South Alabama Fan
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Member since Nov 2010
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re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
At least he can put his kids through private school now.


ChandlerB03
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Natchez, MS
Member since Nov 2015
779 posts

re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...


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TAMU-93
Texas A&M Fan
Sachse, TX
Member since Oct 2012
143 posts

re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
You've been scammed. Who knows what software he might have installed on your computer?

But I can help for a one time payment of $199. Just post your name, phone number and cc number and I will contact you shortly.



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SG_Geaux
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re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
If they actually used GotoAssist you better make sure you didn't install the unattended access portion of it.

You are more than likely fine.


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mdomingue
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Nov 2010
4359 posts

re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...


ChandlerB03
LSU Fan
Natchez, MS
Member since Nov 2015
779 posts

re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
Hahaha that's about what's going to happen.

Going to delete and reinstall the operating system


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Spock's Eyebrow
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re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
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Guy accesses my computer


That's always a nope.


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Breesus
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Jan 2010
57412 posts

re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
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Guy accesses my computer through GoTo Assist.


You allowed a guy to do that for printer issues?



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LakeCharles
Lawrence, Kansas
Member since Oct 2016
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re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
Did he have an Indian accent?


Whenever you want to get help or information on a product - always go directly to the manufacturer's web site home page and navigate from there. www.epson.com Or, at least check the url before clicking and make sure it is a link to the manufacturer (epson.com)


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castorinho
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re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
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Guy accesses my computer through GoTo Assist.
why didn't you stop right here?


Amblin
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2011
615 posts

re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
Definitely hacked, heard almost exact same setup happen to others. You should do a restore point to before this happened incase anything was loaded. Also run some virus and malware scans.


SG_Geaux
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Member since Aug 2004
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re: Think I've just been scammed and or hacked...
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Definitely hacked, heard almost exact same setup happen to others. You should do a restore point to before this happened incase anything was loaded. Also run some virus and malware scans.


Safer to just wipe and reinstall the OS.


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