“I am calling you from Microsoft technical support…” SCAM!
Cybercriminals don’t just send fraudulent email messages and set up fake websites. They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft or any other support company (this one: PC Software Service based in Afghanistan). Just hang upThe following advice is from the legitimate Microsoft website:
Bogus callers might offer to help solve your computer problems or sell you a software license. Once they have access to your computer, they can do the following:
Neither Microsoft nor our partners make unsolicited phone calls (also known as cold calls) to charge you for computer security or software fixes.
Cybercriminals often use publicly available phone directories so they might know your name and other personal information when they call you. They might even guess what operating system you’re using.
Once they’ve gained your trust, they might ask for your user name and password or ask you to go to a website to install software that will let them access your computer to fix it. Once you do this, your computer and your personal information is vulnerable.
Here are some of the organizations that cybercriminals claim to be from:
Windows Service Center
Microsoft Tech Support
Windows Technical Department Support Group
Microsoft Research and Development Team (Microsoft R & D Team)
Learn about how to report phone fraud in the United States. Outside of the US, contact your local authorities.
If someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support calls you:
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