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Beware of Telephone Scam pretending to be Microsoft

Postby ALAMO2008 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:14 pm

Had several calls through the day from Mumbai claiming to be Microsoft and stating there had been a Security breach identified on the Broadband and Computer and that they needed me to give them remote access to fix the problem.

Each time when I stated I didn't have a Computer or Broadband they hung up.


Beware.
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Re: Beware of Telephone Scam pretending to be Microsoft

Postby Shelagh » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:50 am

Had a similar problem at the start of the year, the scam calls were constant.
Reported the problem to our service provider, who were very concerned..
We were issued with a code, enabling us to block scammers, but every time we blocked, they would ring again using a different number, situation got so bad, the service provider advised us to change our landline number..seemed to be the only option!
Changing numbers was a last resort (such an inconvenience) had to ring around, informing people of number change, but still preferable to being harassed by unscrupulous scammers!
Would always advise, report all scamming!!
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Re: Beware of Telephone Scam pretending to be Microsoft

Postby Glenys » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:36 am

I had such a call earlier this week; very obvious it was from Asia. I told her I didn't have a computer, that maybe someone else in the house had one; she replied that she had 'knowledge' that I had one - I kept repeeating that I was an elderly lady :( who did not have a computer..........she then ended the call. :roll:
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