micro soft tec support scam. FAKE MICROSOFT
I clicked on a facebook advert. My screen froze & was replaced by what looked like a microsoft help page with this number featured. It had a repeated audio message saying I must call the number so that I could be 'talked through' a fix. It was quite a scary happening.I called the number & a pre-recorded message said to call back in office hours! At this point I closed my computer, restarted & scanned it. I usually scan every night & only normally have a handful of adware cookies for deletion (if at all). This time there were 38. Fingers crossed no more harm done.
I had that problem and just got a phone call from them and when i said my computer is fine he got aggro and called me a f*cken bitch Have had this scam 3 times now. Just turn off your computer (the normal way; leave the wall switch alone!) and reboot. Good idea to run a scan also. Exactly the same thing happened to me as Marie. Complete closure of all open windows, with a blue alert dialogue and audio saying to call the number for Windows Microsoft Tech Support. A rude Indian man remotely controlled by computer and kept me waiting for half an hour whilst he searched my files/data. When he asked for $US1,000 for spyware, and I said I couldn't afford it, he deleted everything and got angry. I pulled my internet connection out and called Microsoft who alerted me to the scam. hard to kill screen pops up saying I have 5 minutes to call (08) 6244 1200 as hackers have all my credit card details, photos, etc. and my PC will be disabled if I don't comply. Just turn off and reboot fixes it. Definitely a scam - do not be fooled! Definately a scam. They try to keep you talking for as long as possible so they can invade your computer for information. I had to pull the plug out of the computer to shut it down, as they wouldn't allow me to shut it down.................. to post to be mirco soft co, think they are hacker and scamers
8 complaints this year
8 total complaints
I Called Back on (07) 4646 2800
I called back number (07) 4646 2800 spoke to a woman but did not hear her properly when she said...
Student Support Team on (02) 6773 4430
I called back number (02) 6773 4430 reached voice mail for a company called Student Support Team.
step on (02) 8073 4197
hahaha i didn't mean to laugh but this is a funny thing. they called me today so annoying
Iselect on (03) 9452 9568
I called back number (03) 9452 9568 reached IVR for a company called Iselect.
Nick on (03) 8874 4239
Missed call from this number. Called back - the number is disconnected.
Likely to be scam.