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Phone call from ‘Microsoft’ about virus is a scam

The ‘Microsoft’ Phone Scam.  If you receive a phone call claiming to be from ‘Microsoft’ or someone claiming to work on their behalf, telling you that you have a virus on your computer which they will help you fix over the phone, It Is A Scam.

Hang up the phone now!

Do not let them have remote control access to your computer and do not give them any money! Continue reading

2012 Update to the ‘Microsoft’ phone scam call about a virus

It has been a couple of years since I wrote my original article on the phone scam calls from companies claiming to be Microsoft.  The response to the article has been phenomenal, to date over 60,000 people have read the page, over 250 have commented on it and over 2,000 people have Liked it on Facebook, not to mention the other social media networks that have picked it up.

It’s now mid-2012 and I had hoped that by now this kind of thing would be dying off, but the truth appears to be the complete opposite.  This scam is more prevalent now than ever before. Continue reading