This is something we have blogged about before but we have had two clients in the last week report to us that they have had unsolicited phone calls purporting to come from Microsoft. The ‘technician’ who has called says something along the lines they they have detected that the user is having errors and they can take over their PC – for a fee – and fix the issue.

This is a scam. Microsoft will never call you out of the blue and offer to fix an unspecified error for a fee.

Don’t fall for this and never give you credit card details or send money via PayPal to these callers.

If you have let them into your PC you will need to change your passwords and have any software they have installed removed.

Microsoft have a dedicated page here that gives good information about this scam,

by hostadmin on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:59 PM


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