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Beware! A New Scam From a Company Claiming to be Microsoft!

Please beware! There is a new type of scam out there. A company is calling consumers and telling them they are from Microsoft and that their computer software is infected with a virus. They then tell the victim that they can remotely fix the problem for a fee. They then ask the consumer for their credit card and banking information. Don't give them any info about you, this is a total scam!

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I want to know how many months did i paid for my account?


depends on what account you may mean (if its for tech support might wanna suspend it and ask microsoft directly at support.microsoft.com as some scam companies will say their part of microsoft if your a victim of a tech support scam i recomend calling this guy from scammerrevolts.com )

Feb 23, 2017 | Computers & Internet

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I had a message from Apple that I should beware that someone was trying to get on my computer then a security service flashed on, I got panicked and I let them talk me into getting a security service.


You have been scammed Alice. Those people were not from Apple. There was no problem with your computer. Contact you credit card company and tell them you have been scammed and you want a charge back.

This link explains the scam.

7 On Your Side exposes computer tech support scam

Jan 24, 2017 | Apple Cell Phones

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Is there really a Trojan Virus that Microsoft keeps trying to sell me a protective program for $199?


No, Microsoft Windows Defender is free to protect you against any Trojan Viruses! If someone is phoning you, they are scammers. There is also stuff called 'RansomeWare', which is a program you inadvertently execute which puts a message onscreen that you have a virus and have to phone money to get rid of it. Often it is a easy as pressing CTRL, ALT, DELETE and closing it is Task Manager.

Trying to unmask the fake Microsoft support scammers! - Securelist

https://securelist.com/.../trying-to-unmask-the-fake-microsoft-support-scammers-17/
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Aug 4, 2012 - Now things started to get really fishy, they told me that the only solution for ... software which will protect me against viruses, malware, Trojans, hackers and other things. ..... If we keep them on the line then they are not calling someone else ...... For a year's protection at a cost of $199 so over $200 Canadian.

Tech Support Scams: Part 2 ' Consumer Information

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/tech-support-scams-part-2
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Jan 3, 2014 - they call whta suppost to be microsoft, your computer is infected, and they .... Last night I rec'd tel. call from Microsoft Tech who said I had serious Trojan virus and they .... Stayed on the call a long time trying to convince me I needed help. ... We keep receiving calls at the office from a man telling us he's from ...

Getting Your Money Back After a Tech Support Scam ' Consumer ...

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/getting-your-money-back-after-tech-support-scam
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Nov 13, 2013 - She told me there was no Virus on my PC but I did have a Trojan Horse ..... I tried to tell her it was a scam but she had already given her bank card #. Iv tried .... They keep getting calls after they told the scammers/hackers to stop calling. ... They said they can not fix it until I buy this microsoft security software ... Trojan Virus that Microsoft keeps trying to sell me protective program for...

Dec 02, 2016 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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robert newsham my account access ?


Hello Robert

No transaction occurred. This is called a Phishing email and is to lure you into providing your personal details so the senders can defraud you. Just ignore it.

Also, we are FIXYA, a self help forum, people just like you and I helping others because we can. We have no access to your personal accounts.

Have a look at the links below which explains Phishing, and shows examples.

What is Phishing ' Phishing Scams ' Report Phishing Scams - Microsoft

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/phishing-symptoms.aspx
Here is an example of what a phishing scam in an email message might look like. What is phishing. Spelling and bad grammar. Cybercriminals are not known for their grammar and spelling. Professional companies or organizations usually have a staff of copy editors that will not allow a mass email like this to go out to its ...

Phishing - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. The word is a neologism created as a homophone of fishing due to the similarity of using a bait in an ... ‎Email spoofing · ‎Pish · ‎Voice phishing · ‎In-session phishing

Phishing ' Scamwatch

https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/types-of-scams/attempts-to-gain-your.../phishing Jump to How does this scam work? - Other types of phishing scams. Whaling and spear phishing - the scammer targets a business in an attempt to get confidential information for fraudulent purposes. To make their request appear legitimate, they use details and information specific to the business that they have ...‎Warning signs · ‎Protect yourself · ‎Have you been scammed?

Dec 31, 2017 | Computers & Internet

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