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.
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
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Cathy on 0439 687 190
I got the same response to everyone else when I called back. Don't waste your time. If they don't...
Steve on (03) 8822 8300
Is a health care service in ringwood
Spammed on 0425 834 360
Text message sent from this number saying "<my name>, you have received (1) new photo" and...
Mark W on 0405 486 046
y, I did the online survey too - has anyone got a definitive answer as to how to stop these phone...
The Big Cunt on (03) 9452 7835
One more lead weight on the scales that will one day tip, setting me off on an international...