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#694286 - 18th May 2012 4:29pm Microsoft Calling !
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Over the past few days , I've been receiving phone calls from people supposedly representing Microsoft engineers suggesting there is a fault with my software and asking me to turn on my computer so they can access it and 'repair' the problem . They were not too clear on the nature of the problem but were quite persistent - even to the point of asking me when I would be available to phone me back. I felt there was something a bit fishy about this to say the least and fobbed them off. I mentioned this to colleagues at work and was told it is a scam to get on to your computer and basically gain access to everything on it - just thought I'd warn everyone if it's a new scam.

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#694288 - 18th May 2012 4:35pm Re: Microsoft Calling ! [Re: atw1960]
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hi there is a thread on this on the law n order take a look lots have had this me included it is a scam mate,

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#694478 - 19th May 2012 8:05am Re: Microsoft Calling ! [Re: atw1960]
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Hi this scam been going on for years my mum who is 82 got caught out by them & had to hand over her card details for some "fix" they direct you to a website where they then access your machine remotely after you agreeing to do so - they then plant trojans in your machine & steal all your personal data everytime you log in to your bank etc

Microsoft would never ring you to tell you that you have a virus but vulnerable people would be taken in by this - fracking parasites grr grr

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