Microsoft: More than 3 million people affected by tech support phone scam

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In the first 6 months of this year, more than 3 million people have been affected by phone scammers who impersonate themselves as employees from large tech companies, according to Microsoft.

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#2

This article reminds me of a hilarious Ars Technica article. Some of the things people have done to waste these fake tech support companies’ time are just as cleaver as they are comical.


#3

Glad I am not one of the sheeps… :cool:


#4

It is an old scam that exists until now. I still read so many complaints about these fake Microsoft scam at Twitter and some sites like http://whycall.me. I think there are no many people fall for this scam now, but it always good to share news like this to our family and friends.


#5

I don’t know why anyone would fall for this scam. As if Microsoft would be making unsolicited calls offering support. :wink:


#6

I can tell first hand I was at work a an older lady came and told us about her getting the phone scam. I told her if you didn’t contact MS and the caller can’t identify whom they are or if they ask for Remote connection to your computer then this is obviously a scam.