Windows 10: Phone calls about MICROSOFT closing. Is this a scam?

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  1. Phone calls about MICROSOFT closing. Is this a scam?


    I keep receiving calls from someone saying that my MS account is expiring and they are going to deduct 499.00 from my bank account or if I open my bank account they will refund my initial 299.95 by transferring from a CHASE account to my bank account. I refused to do this and the man kept saying it all legitimate. I refused to do this and he told me to f... off and hung up. Then he called back 3-5 times. My bank said it sounds like a scam and not to do it. Has this happened to others.

    :)
     
    MerlinGerow, Jun 23, 2019
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  2. ste2425 Win User

    Another phone call scam pretending to be Microsoft

    A thread was posted on another forum I frequent about a phone call scam where they claim to be Microsoft and ask you install some things to repair the security breach they've detected.

    Thought id post the number used here to make you guys n gals aware in case you get a phone call.

    number is : 0203 286 9239
    Apparently the lad who started the thread Googled it and its a 'Cost Trap'.

    Thread is here (I realise it's against the rules but due to its nature thought it might be helpful. Pm me if not and ill remove it.) :

    http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=316194

    So yea, Heads up.

    Shame we don't have some form of list of all these numbers, I bet people on here get it quite often.
     
    ste2425, Jun 23, 2019
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Phone scam


    I now get no more weird foreign voices claiming to be from Microsoft's technical dept and many other such scams. We have been inundated with rubbish calls- before I added a call blocker device this reached 6 or 7 a day.

    In the UK service providers have added a new free service that means callers are challenged to leave a short message, then press #. My phone then rings, and I have the option to add the caller to my approved list, accept this call but not add it, or simply not take the call.

    I can manually add numbers to the blocked or approved list on line or using my phone.

    The downside is any valid service (library reservations, some bank services) that rely on automated calls fail.

    I have asked my service provider to consider adding a way to temporarily suspend the service.
     
    dalchina, Jun 23, 2019
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  4. Smeed Win User

    Phone calls about MICROSOFT closing. Is this a scam?

    Smeed, Jun 23, 2019
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