Windows 10: Scam "Warning Screen"?

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  1. Scam "Warning Screen"?


    In the middle of checking emails and diverting to a familiar site I've accessed before, I received an alert warning with a loud alarm sound and a voice (computerized) stating that and attempt was made to access my system, but Windows Smart Screen prevented an unrecognized app from starting. This warning was also posted with a yellow banner with the following phone number 888-443-7583. I also got a second warning same format with a different phone number 888-964-1630. This was super imposed over what looked to be the familiar Microsoft type page in blue with Microsoft logo also listing the same phone numbers.


    It locked up my computer. The mouse/touch pad not responding. I finally got it to shut down by using Ctrl+Alt+Delete.


    I called one of the numbers and got what I am assuming was a gentleman with a heavy east Indian accent. He stated he was "support". I asked him, "support for what company"? He stated "Microsoft". Obviously did not sound right.


    Any idea of where this is being generated from? Could it cause havoc with my computer? Might they have already accessed some of my info?


    Thanks in advance,


    BT

    :)
     
    BillTetreault, Aug 8, 2019
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  2. Scam warnings

    What browser are you using?

    You might want to get a good advertisement blocker...

    And suggestion to read the following article which describes in detail various methods how to get out of such pop ups. The article also mentions methods how to prevent these kind of fake alerts.

     
    Jsssssssss, Aug 8, 2019
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  3. s_nichols Win User
    Scam warnings

    I am getting continuous scam warnings that say they are from Microsoft saying Microsoft has found a problem with my computer and to call a number. How do I clear my computer permanently of this warning?
     
    s_nichols, Aug 8, 2019
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  4. Scam "Warning Screen"?

    Scam?

    No, that's not a Microsoft phone number.

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

    Please read:

    In case you keep on getting these fake alerts:

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

    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, Aug 8, 2019
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