Windows 10: Scam by phone

Discus and support Scam by phone in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I received a phone call yesterday and today telling me that if I don't pay $299 they will cancel my microsoft account, since I don't have an account I... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by MicheleSholl, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Scam by phone


    I received a phone call yesterday and today telling me that if I don't pay $299 they will cancel my microsoft account, since I don't have an account I told them to feel free to cancel it. They then started to direct me to anydesk.com. When I saw there was no mention of microsoft anywhere on this site I shut it down and hung up on them. Their phone number is 484-664-2896. Please investigate


    Michele Sholl

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    MicheleSholl, Jun 12, 2019
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  2. 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 12, 2019
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  3. meebers Win User
    Supported phones for Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview


    Your list confirms my phone is eligible, Lumia 521. The windows Insider App fails after ~ 15 seconds, restores data and gives me error 80073cf9. I trouble shot this and went thru all the steps mentioned on several websites including MS without any luck. Short of a hard reset, this is where I am now. Suggestions appreciated.
     
    meebers, Jun 12, 2019
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    Jsssssssss, Jun 12, 2019
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