Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Arrests in UK over Microsoft scam calls

At least one person I know will be happy to read about this. I had to wipe their PCs drive due to infection which resulted in this attempted scam. I then reinstalled M$ Windows with all the latest security patches. Thankfully, I was able to recover all their person files first.

Their PC got infected and a pop-up screen of some sort indicated a problem and to call the given 'Microsoft Support' telephone number. Although realising it was a scam, they then received numerous telephone calls, trying to get them to part with money to fix the PC remotely.

BBC News - Arrests in UK over Microsoft scam calls

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