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2012: MICROSOFT COMPUTER PHONE SCAM REPORTED; WARNING ANNOUNCED

09 Jul

A warning has been issued about a new scam affecting consumer’s.  Victims of the scam, reported fake Microsoft representatives are calling users to request personal information and then infecting their computers.

Complaints have poured in that the impersonator calls and asks for access to your computer.  They then take over your computer and steal personal data by installing a virus.  It has also led to some consumers computer’s being “held hostage” until they comply with their terms.

If you receive a call from Microsoft…hang up.  Then call their main number to confirm it is the real deal or you may be out of luck.  This scam is costing consumer’s hundreds of dollars. The company has confirmed that they never call customer’s to ask for personal information.

On another note; there is a real computer scare and this is a must read! https://brittaj17.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/fbi-warns-of-computer-virus-internet-shutdown-monday-7912-dns-changer-virus/

Read full story on scam here: http://www.pcworld.com/article/230431/microsoft_warns_of_internet_phone_scam.html

 
1 Comment

Posted by on July 9, 2012 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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One response to “2012: MICROSOFT COMPUTER PHONE SCAM REPORTED; WARNING ANNOUNCED

  1. Luke

    July 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I have been called so many times I have lost count. One time I told them I was recording the call and the guy told me to _____ off and hung up. I have asked them to call my local Police Dept also with same response.
    They also will say they are with you internet provider and ask you for your e-mail address.
    Now I just laugh at them when they call and tell them I have reported the calls to the police.

     

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