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Victim Location 44116
Type of a scam Tech Support

My computer had a large message that covered the entire screen. Claimed to be from Microsoft. Showed a Microsoft logo and a Dell Logo. It read If I don't call this number immediately your computer will be shut down. It has a virus. Don't want it to infect the other computers that are up and running. I thought they were legitimate. I called the phone number back. 877-220-3072. He asked if I see something on my screen. Instructed me to click on that. I clicked on. They told me to type in some letter. I did what they instructed. I thought it was Microsoft. It seemed so real. He told me I have control of it now. He said I am going to get rid of the virus on my computer. I watched him. Then he asked for $499 to shut down the virus. I immediately said I have no money. Then he said we have a Christmas special. Reduce the price to $299 instead of $499. I said I have no money. He lowered it again to $99. After he lowered the price that is when I realized something was wrong. I have a new laptop. It has virus protection. He said it got hacked because I have no security. I told him off. I called them hackers. He kept calm and cool. I hung up. I sent no money. I shut my computer down.

Victim Location 80003
Type of a scam Tech Support

Research Catcher in the Rye on sparknotes: www.sparknotes.com/lit/catcher/summary.html. Within 3 minutes, website turned into a Microsoft support page. Scary popup and loud announcement on repeat: Your computer has alerted us that a spyware is sending credit card information and Facebook plugins to an unidentified IP address. If you choose to navigate away, we will shut down your computer to prevent it from sending information and report you. Call 866-233-0543 so we can manually remove the spyware.

When I called the number, the tech asked for my credit card information. I hung up.

Victim Location 49022
Type of a scam Tech Support

These people has put a virus on my computer. The keep calling me everyday saying they need to fix my computer. I have asked them to stop calling me but they continues with the calls. A lady on Facebook put a video of these people trying to get in her computer. Her name is *** . These people needs to be stopped.

Victim Location 52753
Type of a scam Tech Support

Popup appeared on our computer and froze is out. They represented themselves as a Microsoft service and remotely operated our system getting into our financial information.

Victim Location 89506
Type of a scam Tech Support

They called and talked to my wife. I called back and they said they were Microsoft. They told me my windows was about to expire and connected me to a tech. Ben Watson had me push Windows icon. I had 3 people trying to hack my computer and that I would have to purchase another license to update the windows system. I let them know I had to talk to my wife and in the meantime they shut down my computer. I called back after talking to my wife then I called back and let them know I only use the computer for gaming and map searches and I wanted them to unlock it he said. I asked for a supervisor and he told me not to call back then hung up. I called back the first number and I got a bunch of gibberish and they hung up. I called the ScamPulse.com and the Federal Trade Commission and reported it to them. I called Ben Watson at 315-688-8206 and he hung up. My iPad is on WiFi and I did a phone back search and it was in Copenhagen, NY and Verizon landline. The 844 number came up as tech support scam.

315 wanted me to buy a new Microsoft system

Victim Location 19154
Total money lost $318
Type of a scam Business Email Compromise

Yes this clown called twice and said Microsoft was going out of business and needed to go to my computer so they can send me a return on our warranty he called me stupid ***

Victim Location 63366
Type of a scam Tech Support

Received from above number and they stated that if I had micro soft my computer would become obsolete unless I called the above number.

Victim Location 80013
Type of a scam Business Email Compromise

Claiming to be microsoft

Victim Location 78218
Type of a scam Tech Support

I had just got online to put grades in my worksite and check my bank account. When pop ups started showing up with a blaring female automated voice saying that my computer was infected with viruses or malware and that I had to call the 1800 number to get it fixed. If I did not call and get it fixed my information for facebook accounts, bank accounts will be available. When I tried to click out, it continued to say that if I chose to click out and ignore they would be forced to freeze my computer and I will be reported to the proper authorities (for opening my computer???). I tried to close out and the voice kept going...finally got it to shut down. I did not get number or call the company. I just remember seeing the name Microsoft.

Victim Location 68132
Type of a scam Tech Support

checking email, my computer screen had multiple pulsing popups with a siren sounding and a voice saying I needed to call microsolft to ride my computer of a virus. There was a phone number provided. I recognized a scam and turned off the computer when the popups would not close. I took the battery out and unplugged the computer.

Victim Location 95959
Type of a scam Tech Support

A pop-up on my computer that warned me to stop and call 844-218-7482 immediately and not to do anything else or my computer would be severely damaged.

Victim Location 60544
Type of a scam Tech Support

Said my account was used to log in from Ukraine.

Victim Location 60647
Type of a scam Tech Support

Received voicemail that my microsoft windows key had been expired and that I needed to call to get it corrected.

Victim Location 29212
Type of a scam Tech Support

December 6, 2017 - I am in the middle of a home refi and get phone calls or text messages from loan officer or processor and not always recognize the number. My daughter also periodically calls from her car sometimes there is a little static on the line. I received a call, actually the phone number didn't even come up the line just kept ringing like when someone is trying to send a fax but the fax machine isn't picking up. So - I picked up the phone and heard a girls voice but it was very staticky and it sounded a bit like my daughter's voice, she said can you hear me and my immediate response was "yes". She proceeded to tell me her name and said something about Microsoft at which time I immediately hung up on her. This is making me crazy nervous I NEVER answer the phone if I don't recognize the number, I let it go to v.mail (except this one time) ughhhhhhh.

Victim Location 60090
Type of a scam Tech Support

My mom accidentally called this number - turns out they're scammers pretending to be tech support. They got access to her machine, I'm

Victim Location 93105
Type of a scam Tech Support

A popup showed up stating that Microsoft had found serious errors on my mother's computer (this situation did not happen on my personal computer.). I could not get rid of the popup. A phone number was given which I called. I ultimately gave over control of the computer to a person. She showed screens that indicated errors on the computer. I agreed to have their technician fix them for a cost of $249.99 and I gave them a credit card number. They insisted that I don't turn off the computer. The technician started changing things which I could see and then within minutes I was informed through a text and then email that Chase Bank had recognized the scam and they stopped payment on the credit card. I immediately shut the computer down. I have since received phone calls from the number indicated in the above information box on two different phone numbers, which I gave them. I also gave them my email address and the email address of the computer in question.

Any help and response would be appreciated. I will offer any additional information that is asked for.

Thank you.

Randy Chase

[email protected]

Victim Location 63011
Type of a scam Identity Theft

I received a phone call from someone posing as Microsoft. They said that if I didn't call back in the next 10 minutes that all my financial information could be lost.

Victim Location 44060
Type of a scam Tech Support

Beeping warning pop up. Need to call number right away or PC will be shut down. Say they are Microsoft.

Victim Location 61603
Total money lost $300
Type of a scam Tech Support

See Attached - scam entered by ScamPulse.com Rep. Claimed to be Microsoft. This guy had me go to website address support247.screen.com. Window popped up supermo connect wise join code 9716 0296. case @ Microsoft 667 Lis ID @ msw 225, cust ID @ rogerW3235 controlled by cloud account administrator. I was charged $300 He wanted 3 -$100 or 6 -$50 iTunes gift cards. They took my social security #, address, email, phone #'s, drivers license #, 1st National Bank of Omaha MC # 3 Id #'s and Wells Fargo #'s. I called Wells Fargo, the banker gave me the real Microsoft phone #. I closed all windows crook opened then disconnected Ethernet wire. I hung phone up to crook just as closing windows.

Avast scam I made before this call Monday found I was vulnerable to "Wannacry/doubleinlsar" attack catalogue ID # cve-2017-0143

Victim Location 60175
Type of a scam Tech Support

Called saying my Microsoft key for Windows was expired and would no longer work on my computer and gave me a number to call to fix it. I called and was put directly to a foreign man - no operator, no directory, no recording. Suspicious, I questioned the man. He said he had my info, but when he told me "who" I was it was all incorrect. Then he became verbally abusive and vulgar. When I said to keep talking, I was tracing the call (which, of course, I am unable to do). He immediately hung up.

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