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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.

Victim Location 44134
Type of a scam Tech Support

I received a message on my home phone a couple of days ago. Recording said they were calling from Microsoft. My free version was about to expire. They left phone number 800-716-5818. Callers name was Edward. Instructed for me to call back. I called the number. A man with an accent answered Microsoft Corporation. He needed to take control of my computer because windows had stopped working. I said I appreciate your call. I said I could get a copy of Microsoft at work. He said I had insulted him. I asked for a Supervisor. He said absolutely not. You insulted me. He was going to lock my computer unless I paid $100. Wanted me to go to Target or Walgreens. Anywhere I could purchase a $100 iTunes Gift Card. Fee was to unlock my computer. This is when I realized it was a scam because they wanted payment by iTunes gift card. I also had pop ups on my screen. A Microsoft number appeared 412-504-7008. I called the phone number. A man answered Microsoft Corporation. John Williams wanted $100 by iTunes. I did not send any money. I did not send any money. I took my computer in for repairs. I was not aware of Tech Support Scams.

Victim Location 32307
Type of a scam Tech Support

Get a call from college freshman daughter that she thinks her PC is at risk because she got a pop up and called the number to "Microsoft" . I immediately knew she was had. They apparently did not ask for personal info, but had her go into some command prompt stuff. Not sure what they had her due, but I believe they had access to her computer. They then wanted payment for software but she said she wouldn't be paying, her parents would. She then called me. I told her to shut off computer until I can look at and maybe reformat. Indian sounding people using American names like Boby, emily

Victim Location 72740
Total money lost $200
Type of a scam Tech Support

A popup microsoft scam on my computer on 10/25/17. This happened last year too and they took control of my computer and 200.00. I am concerned they have my information again. This is what the pop up said: says:

RDN\Trojan.worm!055bcc2350666 Infection

Call microsoft technical support immediately at + 1 (888)784-4907

The following data will be compromised if you contunue: they misspelled continue here

1. passwords

2. browser history

3. credit card information

This virus is well know for complete identity and credit card theft. Further action throught this computer or any computer on the netowrk will reveal private information and involve serious risks

Call microsoft technical support immediately at +1 (888) 784-4907

Victim Location 44117
Type of a scam Phishing

I received a phone call today on my home phone. Caller stated they were with Microsoft. The phone number in my caller ID showed 888-406-6841. He said to call them back when I was near my computer. He wanted to process a refund. $299 refund from Microsoft. I did not call the number. I wanted to report the call.

Victim Location 76708
Type of a scam Tech Support

Recieved a warning Alert on Laptop Computer stating Microsoft Warning Alert , Malicous Pornographic Spyware/Riskware Detected , Error # 0x80072ee7, Please call immediatly at: (877) 421-0890, goes on to state that if we close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network. ....We have reported this information to FCC and Federal Trade Commission and they have made a report and told us to contact Texas and then call Microsoft to fix the issue

Victim Location 67002
Type of a scam Tech Support

About a year ago my computer froze and I got a message claiming to be Microsoft saying there was a problem and I should call their number to fix the problem. Not sure why but I freaked and did as they said. Should have known it was fishy (or phishy) when every person clearly had a foreign accent. I don't remember at what point I was told it would cost $150 for the fix, but I finally hung up and shut off the computer. And immediately called the bank to cancel my credit card and get a new one. My adult daughter found a program to run to clean their nonsense off my computer and it was back to normal. But they have called several times a week since then telling me I still owe them the money. They didn't actually do anything but waste my time and my daughter's time. I've told them they've been reported but they keep on calling. My phone doesn't have a block caller feature. Ugh.

Victim Location 43123
Type of a scam Tech Support

computer came up with a Microsoft warning and said to call at once. They where aloud to access the computer and then asked for money. now the computer is locked up and will not turn on.

Victim Location 43213
Type of a scam Tech Support

The calls started last week. They said "Microsoft is going out of business. You have a refund coming, please call us back." They left a final message, saying they weren't going to call again. The caller said "This is Microsoft". He said I had a refund coming of $256.40. He asked me to spell my name, and said someone would call me back in 60 minutes. He said my code was RTC7860. The callers are foreign. They guy that was beeping into the call came from 929-262-1893, it says cellular call at the top. He asked me to spell my first and last name. They were persistent for 2 weeks saying Microsoft was closing down and I had a refund coming.

Victim Location 47933
Type of a scam Tech Support

We went to a website- there was a pop-up and this microsoft message came up to call.

Victim Location 49401
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

1st contact by phone,saying they were microsoft and they recieved notice i was having trouble with my pc.i told them i was not.then they wanted to take over my pc because it was going to crash and they would fix it. i said no and hung up. next morning my computer was blocked,message on screen said to call microsoft at these numbers,that my pc was comprised and my financial info was in danger.took me several hours to fix

Victim Location 87105
Type of a scam Tech Support

I received three calls from Microsoft tech support claiming that there is a problems with my computer. On 9/21/17 they called at 10:42pm and on 9/22/17 they called at 10:47pm. Phone solicitors are not supposed to call past 9:00pm and both times I was asleep and was startled by the calls. They called again 3 days later from a different phone number. The caller ID said a man's name, then MD. I was expecting a call from a doctor's office and I answered the phone and then they said it was Microsoft calling about my computer. I said "take me off your calling list" and hung up.

Victim Location 37918
Type of a scam Tech Support

While obtaining a cooking recipe online, a pop up message stated that I had visited a website that infected our computer. This popup locked our computer until we called the above 866 phone number. When I called a woman with a heavy accent from India identified herself as working for Microsoft and would help us with our problem. She took control of our screen and asked if we did online banking on the computer. Soon she said their technicians would handle it and I asked how much. She sent me a message which showed $499 for one occurrence and $1,999 for four or more occurrences, at which point we weren't convinced this was Microsoft to help us. I threatened to call the, and we hung up. We are concerned that she now may have stolen our identity/financial and personal information.

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