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How the scam works:

The growing number of computers per household all over the world has offered scammers a variety of fraud ideas. One of the latest telephone scams reveals criminals calling house numbers, claiming to be Microsoft technicians offering “free security checks”. Once they get the victims’ trust to get them logging into their computers, the scammers get either remote access to the machines or trick them to give away credit card number information. This is also known as the Scareware Scam.

Watch the video below to see in action how the scam happens.

Microsoft Tech Support Scam Video

According to a survey done by Microsoft, 16% of their product users have received such phone calls. You can get one too, not necessarily from “Microsoft techies”, but from fake Apple, Samsung, Google reps, etc.

How to avoid:

These companies are so busy already offering tech support - it’s probably impossible for them to call you, instead of the other way around. If you watched those videos above you will know exactly how to play with the scammers when they call.

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  • On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, . fred seeger wrote:

    my computer came up with a message saying my computer driver were all shut down. the message said i would lose all my operating system.it gave a phone number to call,say not to do anything,just call 855-837-9965 to get tech support. they led me to believe it was microsoft support i was working with. latter my boy told me about scams. i fix pc 247 said they were working for microsoft. i called them back and told them to return my computer back to norm and not try to get money from my account i informed my bank of my mistake

  • On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Brendan Taggy Marples wrote:

    Latest scam telephone number 0019858530769 used by so called microsoft tech support. Its a scam and they get so annoyed when you dont comply to their instructions. Be warned nasty people.

  • On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, Dipak wrote:

    t also happened to me. I knew it was from an illegitimate company, After much deliberation with a chap called "George" (of course of an Indian origin) I managed to get their telephone number - +44 (0) 203 608 3047. These sort of companies must be reported to relevant authorities and dealt by the law. I don't know how they can obtain peoples contact details.

  • On Saturday, August 08, 2015, Lee Cooper wrote:

    Just received a call from "Windows Technical Support" - 800-845-6565

  • On Wednesday, August 05, 2015, solange scherer wrote:

    (*) Hello Twise in a row i got a phone call they said they are from Microsoft and they said i am under attacki got a Viruse ,I looked after what number it was but it was anonymous
    I was asking where they calling from ,he said from Los Angeles California ,I knew right away it was fraud ,

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