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
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8 total complaints
Adrian on (02) 8317 4303
Yep def dodgy! Said they got my number from a Govt database. I told her she was a liar as the...
Tailored Workforce on (03) 8368 9505
I called back number (03) 8368 9505 spoke to a woman who said company name is Tailored Workforce.
Anonymous on (07) 1990 0014
did not subscibe to this number.each time i try to send sms it comes up with failed message.
I Called Back on (02) 8199 2512
I called back number (02) 8199 2512 rang 5 times then goes to busy tone.
Terry Mullins on (08) 9478 3484
This no has changed to (08) 6161 7021,address is now 1/516 guildford rd bayswater wa