Microsoft Call Scam!

Oct 5, 2010
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#1
just a heads up got a phone call from a person stating that they were from Microsoft and that my computer had a virus and I needed there help to fix it , I was first suspicious when I answered the phone and they called me Mr.Spears and not Mr.Spencer but I played along with it and from there he wanted me to go on my pc , I pretended to be doin what he was saying until he asked for credit card information and then I said "wait a second I don't have any windows pc I only have a Apple computer " and he just hung straight up , but just a heads up to you guys it's widely known scam and can come in different shapes and sizes so be aware!
 
Aug 31, 2010
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just a heads up got a phone call from a person stating that they were from Microsoft and that my computer had a virus and I needed there help to fix it , I was first suspicious when I answered the phone and they called me Mr.Spears and not Mr.Spencer but I played along with it and from there he wanted me to go on my pc , I pretended to be doin what he was saying until he asked for credit card information and then I said "wait a second I don't have any windows pc I only have a Apple computer " and he just hung straight up , but just a heads up to you guys it's widely known scam and can come in different shapes and sizes so be aware!
I've heard of this one before too. Did you report to authorities?
 

Hawk

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Well, I just posted it on my FB page. I was not aware that such a thing happened, but I can see how someone could be fooled into revealing their info.