Windows 10: Scam or real

Discus and support Scam or real in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Yesterday my computer froze and I got a message to call a number that said it was for Microsoft help. I was told I had been hacked and needed to fix my... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by NEKrebel, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. NEKrebel Win User

    Scam or real


    Yesterday my computer froze and I got a message to call a number that said it was for Microsoft help. I was told I had been hacked and needed to fix my laptop. The fee was $799. Is this legitimate?

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    NEKrebel, Apr 29, 2019
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  2. Upgrade - Real or Scam

    This morning I got the following message when I started up: Based on your update settings, this PC is entitled to an upgrade.

    1. Is this real or a scam?

    2. Where did this come from?

    3. If this is a long running scam, why did Microsoft security and/or my firewall not block it?
     
    DenisFredrick, Apr 29, 2019
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