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Microsoft Calls - Virus

Ask a question Ambucias 36870Posts mardi 2 février 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus January 16, 2017 Last seen - Last answered on Sep 24, 2015 08:04PM by kieferschild
Hello,
Thousands of people say they are receiving phone calls at home, said to be from Microsoft Headquarters. The caller says that they (Microsoft) are receiving messages that your computer is infected by a virus. The caller then asks the person to go to his or her computer in order to show the owner how to get rid of the virus.
If you ever get such a call, how would you handle it?
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Well, I would suggest to decline the caller, and tell them they are mistaken. I would then tell them that you will take it to a local repair shop.

This actually happened to my inlaws! I suspect my father in-law was doing something he shouldn't have been and he got hijacked. He actually paid the $250, to get "Clean". $2500 later his pc was still hacked up. He went to his local police and they said no law had been broken (if a waitress were to charge you $1200 for a $90 dinner, she would have been arrested). So he went to his bank, and they stopped the transfer, giving his money back. The caller calls him daily, and actually locked up his PC. Once again, the caller has his number, and calls him all the time!

With the last statement being said, is why I would deny that you even have a PC and hang up! If they think it is a waste of time, they will go to the next one!

The bad thing is, he didn't ask me for help. So he paid for it!


Ambucias 36870Posts mardi 2 février 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus January 16, 2017 Last seen - Sep 24, 2015 05:20PM
Quite an horror story you have just told. These types of calls are made my the thousands daily.
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Well if Microsoft need to be on my computer then I shall oblige!
Ambucias 36870Posts mardi 2 février 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus January 16, 2017 Last seen - Sep 24, 2015 04:57PM
You have a Mac and an iPhone, you Lord Clown!
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kieferschild 2276Posts Sunday October 5, 2008Registration date January 16, 2017 Last seen - Sep 24, 2015 08:04PM
I also have a Windows laptop!
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