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Someone claiming to be from Microsoft Computer Licensing

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Someone claiming to be from Microsoft Computer Licensing Department called me today and tell me that Microsoft had sent me like 500 pop up messages that someone might be trying to gain access to my computer and had me verify my license # of my computer, and tried to get me to let him log in to my computer through Logmein to block access to those who are trying to gain access to my computer. This sounded fishy to me so I did not let him have access. He told me that my computer license would be shut down by microsoft because someone had been using my computer to fraudulently get people to send them money, using my identity and saying that I was bankrupt and needed money and to send them money. Does Microsoft ever call someone and try to do what he did?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  technicalcat replied 11 months ago.

Hello Joe, and thank you for using this service.

You were not contacted by Microsoft.

You made the right decision in not falling for this common scam. There is nobody trying to hack your computer, other than the con artists that called you trying to get access to your computer and money.

If you are having problems with your computer as a result of this scam, you can follow up with me for further advice on that as well. I hope all is well...

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