Scammers Claiming to be Microsoft

| June 27, 2014

Microsoft ScamThe “Hi, I’m calling from Microsoft” scam artists are at it again…one of my clients was ensnared by this recently and the result wasn’t pretty.  After the customer let them take control of her computer, the scammers found tons of ‘problems’ and wanted a lot of money to ‘fix’ them. Fortunately the customer did not pay and hung up, but by then the scammers had done their damage. A new password requirement appeared on the system with no way to get in.  Very clever. It was a time consuming and costly repair.  Remember, Microsoft will NEVER call you. If you get any calls from anyone claiming your computer has problems they need to fix remotely, it’s time to hang up!

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Category: Data Protection, Helpful Information, Internet, Security

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