We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Tech Helproom


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

MICROSOFT SCAM ?


novis

Likes # 0

I had a phone call from someone saying they were Microsoft ringing in response to errors on my computer. I was asked to give the caller access to my computer.

I was instructed to All Programmes > Accessories > Systems Tools > Systems Information > Software Environment > Systems Drivers > Status.

I was told that these errors had come in through the internet and that unless I removed them my computer would not run properly. The caller told me that Microsoft would remove them if I paid £49.50

Suspecting a scam I declined.

I was told that if I changed my mind I could contact Stephen or Ashley on 020 7097 1878.

Any comments?

Later I found this:

Start > Run > View recommended actions to keep Windows running smoothly.

It reported that there were no problems with my computer.

Any advice would be welcome.

Like this post
audeal

Likes # 0

A few years ago I received a phone call from some company (can't remember which company now), as I was Ex-Directory I asked the caller how he got my number, he told me that they have a machine that generates numbers randomly. After telling him what I thought of his machine I then hung up.

Like this post
Woolwell

Likes # 0

How did they know the withheld number? Interesting thread here

Like this post
Peter

Likes # 0

Woolwell,

Yes that did make interesting reading. So Number Withheld is just for the ordinary people, it doesn't mean a thing to those with more up to date technology!

Peter,

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

Chromebooks: ready for the prime time (but not for everybody)

IDG UK Sites

Hands-on with Sony's latest smartglasses

IDG UK Sites

Apple TV expert tips: get US Apple TV content, watch Google Play, use multiple Apple IDs and more