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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 Rep. Claimed to be Microsoft. This guy had me go to website address 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.

Victim Location 28804
Type of a scam Tech Support

The person claimed that my Microsoft account had expired and that I had to renew it over the phone or my computer would shut down.

Victim Location 49544
Type of a scam Phishing

Received recorded phone message saying my Microsoft License Key Expires and to call 1-855-776-6911 to have it re-installed.

Victim Location 98550
Type of a scam Tech Support

"Charlie" from "Windows Security HQ" called to tell me I was hacking into their system and needed to pay 1000 dollars or they'd block my IP address from accessing the internet. I don't even own a computer. They're trying to make you think you've done something illegal and scare you into paying them money!

Victim Location 29072
Type of a scam Identity Theft

Caller claimed to be from Microsoft got me to say ok then hung up. He had a foreign accent.

Victim Location 20832
Type of a scam Tech Support

A man called my friend from this number saying he was from Microsoft and that he would give her a refund for her computer. When she returned his call and asked him to send the check via mail, he told her "it doesn't work that way." She told him she'd reported him to and he yelled obscenities at her and called her names.

Victim Location 29651
Type of a scam Phishing

Message popped on my computer saying I had a virus on my computer. They will have a technician to walk me through removing the virus. Please call 1-855- 841-4777, Error number 26823. They will shut me down in 5 minutes if I don't call this number. Did not call number.

Victim Location 67205
Type of a scam Tech Support

He called, said he was from Microsoft and there was an issue with my computer, after i told him i knew it was a scam, he told me to f off...

Victim Location 63385
Type of a scam Other

I received a robo-call today. Caller was identified as Microsoft and told me that they detected a "serious problem coming out of my computer." Their words exactly.

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