Beware of the Scam Calls that come in telling you that they are from Microsoft and your computer is either infected, or about to crash. They have a story that tells you about how they are Microsoft and your computer has come up on their screens and blah blah blah. This is a complete and total scam. So please listen up.
Number one. Microsoft does not will not and never has cold called you! (read that 3 or four times please)
[usc_pullquote align=”right”]Never Connect to a Cold Caller[/usc_pullquote]Number two. There is no number to call these guys back. Please tell them you need their number to give to the federal trade commission or the FBI or any other law enforcement group and watch how fast they hang up. Or ask if they mind if you three way the call with the FTC and watch them squirm.
Number three. Read one and two again and never, I repeat never let a cold caller connect to your pc or your credit card. (did I say never). These guys are trained like the closers at a time share sales promotion. They will tell you anything to get you to give them control and money.
[usc_pullquote align=”left”]Virus Scam – Beware[/usc_pullquote]I am not prone to blast messages that get sent to everyone, however it is time that this message be sent. Please share with anyone you wish. This scam has been going on for several years and has just seemed to be on the rise again. Here are a few links to other articles about this if you would like. Remember there are NO EXCEPTIONS – Microsoft or one of its partners is not calling you.
A quick story of how one friend handled this. He was in a playful mood and decided to listen to these scam artists and they talked and thought they were guiding him to a particular site. Little did they know he was just doing his normal surfing. They requested him to tell them what was on the screen. He said (a complete fabrication) it says ice cream is on sale. The virus scam artist them said “oh my! You have the dreaded Chinese Ice Cream Virus. We must connect to you immediately.” So as you might expect, after a hearty laugh, he hung up. You would be well advised to do the same.[usc_spoiler title=”Additional Web Postings about this – Click Here”]
More Virus Scam Articles
A few articles about this virus scam and some of its variants are included for those who like to read more, or remain unconvinced.
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