Warning Microsoft Scam.
If you get a telephone call and the caller says they are calling from Microsoft, and will state that your computer is at a security risk, every time you log on to the internet. Unless you have contacted Microsoft, recently with a problem and expecting a call, then the call is 99.9%, certain to be a scam, (ie) the caller is not from Microsoft.
The caller will ask you to log on to the internet, and will then give you further instructions, if you log on and carry out these instructions, the scammers have gained access to your computer and all information you have stored on it.
I have had these calls a number of times in the past, but it appears that it has started again, as I have had two calls within the last ten days.
I used to just drop the phone, but there is no satisfaction in that, so now I just let them babble on, may be ask a couple of questions, eventually they will ask me to log on to the internet, that is when I state that I have a problem in doing that, as I don’t have a computer, they will instantly drop their phone. You have the satisfaction that you have cost them an extended phone call, plus taken up, a fair amount of their ill-gotten time. Result.
The purpose of this post is not to scare anyone, just to make you aware, of these low life.
I. El. (Eng). (Rtd).
I know its going to be a bad day when I get out of bed and miss the floor, today is such a day.