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About 2:30pm today I received what sounded like a robo call…

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About 2:30pm today I...

About 2:30pm today I received what sounded like a robo call saying that my Microsoft license had expired and if I called a number that began 800-845-didn't get the last four digits the license could be renewed. I did a look-up of the number from which the call came so I expect you folks are aware of this problem tho I haven't heard anything about it from friends or the news. Might be good to get out a warning--other o d ladies like myself might fall for the scam.

Technician's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact model of your computer? And what operating system are you running?

Have a windows 7 and since I just moved and haven't completely unpacked I can't give you any more info. Anyway, it is not a problem for me--my computer works just fine but thought a warning to users from microsoft might save some people some grief if they take the call seriously.

Technician's Assistant: Have you installed any updates recently?

Probably but don't remember just when. But don't worry about that - this scam has been around awhile - just go and look up the number I gave you and you will see how many people have received calls from this scammer

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?

Nope I did my duty by reporting the attempted scam

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Software
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Software technician: Mr.Med, software engineer replied 11 months ago
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Software technician: Mr.Med, software engineer replied 11 months ago

I am sorry this has happened to you. This is a popular scam that has been going on. Microsoft does not call customers regarding issues with computers, Please DO NOT call or let them have access to your computer, as they are probably installing spyware and other malicious items. you can report them again to the Internet
Crime Bureau here : http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx

Let me know if you need further assistance

Thank you

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