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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I Called Back on (08) 7226 0810
I called back number (08) 7226 0810 reached voice mail but did not say from what company.
Bob on (03) 9999 1125
Received a call from this number, but call failed. Called it back and reached voice mail of a...
Citibank on (02) 8027 2185
I called back number (02) 8027 2185 spoke to a guy who said company name is Citibank.
MatchWorks on (03) 8401 3268
I called back number (03) 8401 3268 spoke to a woman who said company name is MatchWorks .
Bupa on (07) 3621 3800
I called back number (07) 3621 3800 spoke to a guy who said company name is Bupa.