Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Scammer in the name of Microsoft

scammer in the name of Microsoft
A Bethlehem woman e-mailed me regarding a call she'd attended at residence one night. In that call one man told that he was with Microsoft, and her computer had been corrupted. How, she asked? Do you play games, the man questioned? No. Do you email? Yes. Do you surf the Internet?

The caller never got the opportunity to make whatever sales pitch he had, because the woman's husband told her to get off the phone, because it was a scam. I'm sure that if she'd remained on the line, the caller would have offered some line about being able to fix the "corruption."

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a caution message about fake calls from Microsoft, saying they appear to be an attempt to gain remote access to your computer so they can cause all kind of misbehavior.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your help in stopping this! Really appreciate it very much!

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