• Meredith
    March 6, 2017
    Scam
    Carseldine, Australia
    Received a written and verbal message supposedly from Microsoft that said something like....you computer has alerted us that it has been infected by spyware and a virus. If you close this page we will be forced to disable your computer to prevent your computer infecting our network. Phone (02) 8599 4333
  • Peter
    March 8, 2017
    Scam
    Kangaroo Flat, Australia
    SCAMMERS they say that they are from microsoft asking you all your info
  • Janet
    March 5, 2017
    Scam
    Yeronga, Australia
    Received a "Critical Error" from Microsoft asking me to phone this number, otherwise my computer would be locked to protect their network. Went through the motions to a point and then my husband came in and told me is was a scam. They get your details and lock your computer, then ask for money to unlock. IGNORE IT!
  • Val
    March 22, 2017
    Unknown
    Kew East, Australia
    After clicking a link on Facebook, I got the above "Critical Error" message, supposedly from Microsoft, complete with American recorded voice, telling me to ring (02) 8599 4333 or computer will be locked. Checked this with my IT expert son, who told me it was a spam and to click Control+Alt+Delete and delete the iexplore applications in Windows Task Manager/Applications. When I did this the message disappeared and computer is fine.
  • Maeve
    March 22, 2017
    Scam
    Auburn, Australia
    If using FB & you click on one of the ''sponsored'' ads, it comes up, mine was about a baby Elephant.
  • Agent Steel
    March 21, 2017
    Scam
    Mount Gravatt, Australia
    Number reported to ScamWatch, also call Symbio Networks and complain. Your submission ID: accc-scamwatch:189064
    https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam

    http://www.symbionetworks.com/contact
  • Luny
    March 20, 2017
    Scam
    Chisholm, Australia
    SCAM number. From facebook ad. It's a browser pop up window. Less technical users might have trouble closing it. It seems to resist ALT-F4 and it's full screen so they don't have close buttons to use. on windows a speedy CTRL-ALT-DELETE and end task on the browser window shut it down. It appears to steal window focus. It also disabled or messed with volume controls - it was screaming in computer voices about virus and credit card information being stolen and to call the number.

    Called the number out of interest - definitely scammers who work for everyone you've heard of according to them. Microsoft. Dell. They work for everyone.
  • Marilyn
    March 20, 2017
    Scam
    Parramatta, Australia
    When I went to open my Facebook messages, a similar message came up.
    It froze my computer and I had to close the computer down. Checking the number I came up with numerous other complaints. This is the second time this has happened.
  • Stu
    March 20, 2017
    Unknown
    Melbourne, Australia
    easy, just do a system restore and all will be ok
  • Flora March 18 2017 NSW Australia
    March 18, 2017
    Scam
    Carlingford, Australia
    I clicked on an ad to the right of my Facebook page and got the "Critical Error" message. I knew enough not to follow the instructions when I rang the phone number. Otherwise the operator could have accessed my computer and done who knows what.
  • Anonymous
    March 17, 2017
    Unknown
    Melbourne, Australia
    They have tried to spam my elderly mother's computer and left this phone number to try to get financial personal details
  • Maria
    March 17, 2017
    Scam
    Melbourne, Australia
    They have just done this to my elderly mother.
    Bastards
  • mmm
    March 17, 2017
    Unknown
    Saint Kilda, Australia
    i've had several calls from this number, not actually a call, but a message pop up on my computer, and it's always when u look at those ads that say, 20 photos of look what so and so looks like now, or one of those slideshows of odd photos, so don't look at them, and I simply shut down my pc and would never ring it. it's a total scam and not from Microsoft. don't fall for it.
  • Cathy
    March 16, 2017
    Unknown
    Melbourne, Australia
    Thanks everyone for posting here, I did call the number and received a recorded message, hung up and searched the number online which I wished I did first, I ran an additional quick scan, nothing detected and I have not handed over any details, hopefully all ok
  • Christina
    March 14, 2017
    Unknown
    Toongabbie, Australia
    The same thing just happened to me, same as Meredith. I rang the number and spoke to someone. They were not from Microsoft and when I asked who they were they said they were from support tech network. Be careful
  • Maureen
    March 14, 2017
    Unknown
    Dianella, Australia
    My laptop computer became disabled yesterday morning (and still is). The next thing there is a message saying my computer is being hacked with a virus etc etc sounded like an electronic American voice asking me to ring (02) 8599 4333 with an error number. My computer is still disabled and I am asking what I can do to rectify the problem, Could you contact me as soon as possible so I can take action and get this mess sorted.
  • Judy
    March 13, 2017
    Scam
    Perth, Australia
    I was on facebook noticed a paid advertisement link that said *QUOTE* "Pregnant Wife Takes 24-Hour Nap, Then Husband Realizes She’s In Labor But Refuses To Wake Up
    real-news-channel.com
    Jody was heavily pregnant when she went to take a nap. The next morning, her husband Stev..... *END OF QUOTE*
    I clicked on the link, immediately my rock solid firewall / spyware / malware program blocked an infected file * JS:Trojan.Cryxos.226 *
    Then I received a "Critical Error" written and verbal message from Microsoft advising I MUST phone (02) 8599 4333, otherwise my computer would be locked to protect their network .... the written and verbal message was ....your computer has alerted us that it has been infected by spyware and a virus. If you close this page we will be forced to disable your computer to prevent your computer infecting our network. Phone (02) 8599 4333
    To me this spells ............ SCUM OF THE EARTH SCAMMERS ....
    I phoned the number (02) 8599 4333 from an untraceable phone number .... the number rang once, immediately went to hold music ... I hung up.
    SCAM SCAM SCAM ... SCUM OF THE EARTH !!!!!!!!
  • Maureen
    March 13, 2017
    Unknown
    Dianella, Australia
    This has happened to me today but how do I restore my computer back to normal. Please advise on what to do?
  • Judy
    March 13, 2017
    Scam
    Perth, Australia
    I was on facebook noticed a paid advertisement link that said *QUOTE* "Pregnant Wife Takes 24-Hour Nap, Then Husband Realizes She’s In Labor But Refuses To Wake Up
    real-news-channel.com
    Jody was heavily pregnant when she went to take a nap. The next morning, her husband Stev..... *END OF QUOTE*
    I clicked on the link, immediately my rock solid firewall / spyware / malaware program blocked an infected file * JS:Trojan.Cryxos.226 *
    Then I received a written and verbal message supposedly from Microsoft that said something like....you computer has alerted us that it has been infected by spyware and a virus. If you close this page we will be forced to disable your computer to prevent your computer infecting our network. Phone (02) 8599 4333
    To me THIS SPELLS SCAMMERS ....
    I phoned the number (02) 8599 4333 from an untraceable phone number .... the number rang once, immediately went to hold music ... I hung up.
    SCAM SCAM SCAM ... SCUM OF THE EARTH !!!!!!!!
  • rosemary
    March 13, 2017
    Scam
    Broadbeach, Australia
    received a "critical error" recorded voice from Microsoft in a male voice and American accent telling me my pc was infected and if i closed the page all my personal info would be taken ,i turned my pc off imediatly , A SCAM ,A SCAM i did a reverse no. seach and this number, a Sydney no. does not come up.

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