Windows 10: possible scam

Discus and support possible scam in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; hi I have awake to a system warning pop up and a loud continuous beep sound also another pop up box that says "Wait" the windows firewall has... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by ChloeGardner, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. possible scam


    hi

    I have awake to a system warning pop up and a loud continuous beep sound

    also another pop up box that says "Wait"

    the windows firewall has detected that you have not updated your windows system

    It remains damaged and vulnerable

    ** do not leave this page until you have updated your system software**


    Is this genuine or a scam


    thanks

    :)
     
    ChloeGardner, Dec 7, 2018
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  2. Sharief K Win User

    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 7, 2018
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  3. Smeed Win User
    Smeed, Dec 7, 2018
    #3
  4. possible scam

    Possible virus or scam

    As already mentioned:

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

    Please read:
    Beware of Phony Tech Support Scams


    Normally you just close your browser:
    https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/2014/11/psa-tech-support-scams-pop-ups-on-the-rise/


    How to Open Windows Task Manager

    You might want to run a quick scan with your Anti-Virus program.

    In case you keep on getting these fake alerts:

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

    Suggestion to read:


    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 7, 2018
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