Microsoft Calls - Virus [Closed]

Ambucias 51055 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus April 19, 2018 Last seen - Sep 24, 2015 at 05:24 AM - Latest reply: kieferschild 2387 Posts Sunday October 5, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus April 12, 2018 Last seen
- Sep 24, 2015 at 08:04 PM
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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ac3mark 9157 Posts Monday June 3, 2013Registration dateModeratorStatus April 18, 2018 Last seen - Sep 24, 2015 at 05:06 PM
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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!


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Ambucias 51055 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus April 19, 2018 Last seen - Sep 24, 2015 at 05:20 PM
Quite an horror story you have just told. These types of calls are made my the thousands daily.
kieferschild 2387 Posts Sunday October 5, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus April 12, 2018 Last seen - Sep 24, 2015 at 09:50 AM
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Well if Microsoft need to be on my computer then I shall oblige!
Ambucias 51055 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus April 19, 2018 Last seen - Sep 24, 2015 at 04:57 PM
You have a Mac and an iPhone, you Lord Clown!
kieferschild 2387 Posts Sunday October 5, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus April 12, 2018 Last seen > Ambucias 51055 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus April 19, 2018 Last seen - Sep 24, 2015 at 08:04 PM
I also have a Windows laptop!