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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.

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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.

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How did they know the withheld number? Interesting thread here

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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!


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