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Discus and support possible scam / in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Microsoft AccountsReceipt for Renewal of SubscriptionHere are your invoice detailsProductWindows Defender Protection for PCDescription1 Year... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by JulieBurns1, Dec 8, 2021.

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    Microsoft AccountsReceipt for Renewal of SubscriptionHere are your invoice detailsProductWindows Defender Protection for PCDescription1 Year subscription valid till 12/08/22Quantity1Amount$425Dear XXXXXXXXXXXXXXPlease find in this mail detailed information of your renewed membership with us. Your existing subscription Unique ID XCXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX with us expired on 7th Dec, 2021 and has been auto-renewed according to our License Merchant Microsoft Security Essentials Agreement.We've successfully received a renewal fee of $425 through digital mode via xxxxxxxxxx id dated 08t

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    JulieBurns1, Dec 8, 2021
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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

    Microsoft security help & learning - Microsoft Support

    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 8, 2021
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  3. Smeed Win User
    Smeed, Dec 8, 2021
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    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/


    8 Ways to Open Windows Task Manager - wikiHow

    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 8, 2021
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