Windows 10: microsoft scam

Discus and support microsoft scam in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; i was fooled into letting a caller get accsess to my laptop by saying it was being hacked.consequently rang microsoft to fix this.... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by justinharris2, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. microsoft scam


    i was fooled into letting a caller get accsess to my laptop by saying it was being hacked.consequently rang microsoft to fix this.

    :)
     
    justinharris2, Dec 13, 2018
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  2. quietman7 - MVP, Dec 13, 2018
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  3. Scam?

    No, that's not a Microsoft phone number.

    All these kind of pop-ups/alerts are fake warnings - scams. Never ever call these numbers.

    Please read:

    In case you keep on getting these fake alerts:

    Follow the steps provided here: Remove Tech Support Scam pop-up (Call For Support Scam)

    You might want to report this to Microsoft (but you don't have to):
    http://support.microsoft.com/reportascam


    and you might want to watch:

    Fake Tech Support Scams – video from the MS Digital Crimes Unit

     
    Jsssssssss, Dec 13, 2018
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  4. Sharief K Win User

    microsoft scam

    Possible scam?

    Hi Thomas,

    I can understand the situation you are going through. To help you further, we need the following information.

    • Which Microsoft website have you visited?
    • What is the phone number that you have contacted?
    • What is the make and model of the computer?

    I suggest you to refer to the links for more information on possible scams.

    Avoid scams that use the Microsoft name fraudulently

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/msname.aspx

    HOW TO: Report the Microsoft phone scam

    http://blogs.microsoft.com/cybertrust/2014/09/18/how-to-report-the-microsoft-phone-scam/

    @ bhringer, thank you for bringing this to our notice.

    Please get back to us with the above information.
     
    Sharief K, Dec 13, 2018
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