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Microsoft Warns of Fake Support Calls....

I thought this to be Noteworthy to mention.

Actually my Daughter-in-law almost fell for this scam. Fortunately Cliff Jr was there to grab the phone,and hang up.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217684/Microsoft_warns_of_fake_Windows_support_calls_

Darn It !!!  After I posted this, I realised I probably should have done so in "Breaking Security News"

Cliff
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exbrit
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Re: Microsoft Warns of Fake Support Calls....

Moved...yes we've had several reports of this and it's been on the news.

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They even tried it on me.

exbrit
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I just tell them, and any other fly-by-nights that call, that they're speaking to the local FBI or CIA office...they usually hang up immediately.

Re: Microsoft Warns of Fake Support Calls....

Thought about that but did not want to annoy them more than hanging up as 1 person I heard of got a lot of midnight calls when he abused 1.

exbrit
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Good point.

Hayton
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Re: Microsoft Warns of Fake Support Calls....

It's the run-up to Christmas, must be. There has been a spate of calls reported as coming from an outfit calling themselves "PC Wizards". It must be the turn of Leeds to get them, because I had a missed call today which was from, when I checked the number against the blacklists, PC Wizards. Oh what a pity. I could have had a lot of fun with the caller ...