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What do they want?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Seth Anthony, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Seth Anthony

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    Here's the emails so far from someone with an email address called comptroub.com. He called just previously and left a voice message asking if I wanted to do this job:

    Hello. I have a good friend who lives in ----- (a city near me). I am looking for a reliable shop for her to bring her laptop to, and have her HDD upgraded and cloned to a SSD. She is looking for a place that she can drop it off in the morning then pick it back up in the evening "Same Day" Feel free to email me back and if this is something you can do please add the prices. Thank you.

    Hi.

    That job would be (edited out) for a 250 GB SSD and (edited out) more for a 500 GB SSD.


    I guess what I meant to say was. How much would it be to install and load windows on my own NVME that I would be providing.

    You first requested a clone, then requested a Windows install. Those are two different things. Also, if she has a laptop with a sata interface, how do you propose to use a nvme drive in it (which is a different interface)?

    -------------------------------- end emails so far.

    I guess I could use an adapter, but I doubt it would fit. Plus, it would defeat the purpose of an nvme, and why would he be supplying one?
     
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    Sounds to me like one of those scams to me be careful.
     
  3. Seth Anthony

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    It's not that type of scam that you're thinking of IJAC.

    It's a legal "remote support" business in the U.S. that underhandedly gets their customers to buy services or products they don't need. Immoral? Yes. Illegal no.

    My next email will ask for their site's address, why the drive needs to be replaced, and why a non-standard drive for her laptop.
     
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    OK well just be on your toes wouldn't want to see you get ripped off. I would have to come by and teach them a lesson for you Ha ha ! Any way just trying to look after fellow techies.
     
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