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Victim Location 44303
Type of a scam Tech Support

A person claiming to be from Microsoft stating my computer had spyware or an illegal

download from a website. Claimed to be Mr Jackmekoff. After I told him that I don't not own a computer he asked me to have sexual relations with his wife.

Victim Location 72632
Type of a scam Tech Support

A popup and the website http://examnumber.com/101/4-0069ee7cab5c6b2a8a7341b73dff8f5/?ptfn=888-352-1512&a... said that they were from Microsoft, and that our business computer system had been compromised. Then prompted us to call Microsoft at 8883521512 to fix the issue.

Victim Location 31032
Type of a scam Tech Support

I downloaded online microsoft software onto my laptop about 2 years ago. They were able to contact my computer (I gave them the info they needed) but the product they promised (Microsoft Word) was never downloaded onto my computer. Instead a different program was downloaded that allowed the access to my camera and I don't know what other info.

I have had to download Norton and other secure info just lately for college and was able to update and delete their "Microsoft" program just a few days ago.

I received a call today May 23, 2016 from them. They did not mention their company's name. The man had a thick accent and went by a name "John" something. I told them I had researched their company and that I'd found them to be fraudulent. Furthermore, I then asked whether or not they were fraudulent. They hung up after that question.

Here is their number that showed up on my caller ID: 1-949-009-0301.

Victim Location 93422
Type of a scam Tech Support

I received 2 phone calls today from: 310 659-0786 and from 953 232-4956. Each call was from a man with an accent, perhaps Indian, who stated he was a technician from Microsoft and wanted to follow up with a problem on my computer and wanted me to open my computer. I did not do so, but I assume he is attempting fraud and has ransomware. I hope other senior citizens do not fall for this. Thank you.

Victim Location 63376
Type of a scam Tech Support

On 05-02-16 I received a call from Microsoft wanting to fix my computer. I do not own a computer. The number they called me on is 859-846-5238.

Victim Location 32506
Type of a scam Tech Support

They have called me multiple times claiming to be from Microsoft Technical Support. The first time he used a name that was not mine so I said he had the wrong number and he said Sorry and ended the call. The last two times I said I told you you called the wrong number and he just hung up in my face. He has a foreign accent, possibly from India? I tried to return the call and the number claims it is disconnected but I called it back seconds after he hung up on me. I Googled the number and it brings up several scam alerts from other people recently contacted by them. They will claim to fix a problem with a computer with a Microsoft program but instead cause you to download a virus where they can steal your information and possibly ask for ransom for some info.

Total money lost $169
Type of a scam Tech Support

Microsoft called me, saying my computer needed fixing. I gave them remote control of my computer. They asked $169 for the repairs plus $15/montly for a "warranty plan". I gave them my credit card number. Fortunately, I was able to reverse the charges and get a new credit card. But I suspect they downloaded malicious malware into my computer! 

Victim Location 45383
Type of a scam Tech Support

A foreign person called the consumer and told her they are from Micorsoft. He told her that her computer had a virus. He instructed her to go to her computer and turn it on so he could help her. She didn't do it. The caller eventually hung up because the consumer wouldn't cooperate with his scam. She told him to mail her something and she'd have her attorney review it. The scammer was calling from a NY phone number (718) 238-2428.

Type of a scam Tech Support

I got a call (250-383-6894) from a man telling me "there is something wrong with your computer." I replied I didn't own a computer. He insisted I owned a laptop. I replied No, I don't own ANY kind of computing equipment. He kept insisting that I did. I hung up.  

Victim Location 73048
Total money lost $299.49
Type of a scam Tech Support

Got a popup on her computer telling her to call Microsoft. She called and gave them control of her computer. It locked up and cannot be used. Told her that it would cost her to update McAfee, took $299.49 through PayPal.

Call her multiple time and attempt to get her to pay more to fix it, but she refuses.

Name on PayPal charge came from Dheerajraio.

Type of a scam Tech Support

I've received 2 calls telling me my computer isn't functioning efficiently. I do not own a computer!

Victim Location 73170
Total money lost $400
Type of a scam Tech Support

Consumer put a computer on layaway at WalMart and started receiving calls from someone saying that they were with Microsoft and that there was something wrong with the computer, before it was in her possession. WalMart employee had sold her computer to the wrong customer (with her information- could be how they got her number). consumer got a replacement from WalMart and started getting more calls. The caller informed her that there was something wrong with her computer and that they would reimburse her the cost of her computer and repair it if she gave them access to her computer and the credit card number that she purchased the computer with. They took $400 from her card and continue to invade her computer whenever anyone tries to use it.

She has filed a complaint with her local PD as well as with the FTC.

Victim Location 31210
Type of a scam Tech Support

My wife and I keep getting calls from someone saying the are from Microsoft.

Victim Location 73107
Type of a scam Other

Gentleman saw a pop-up on his computer alerting him that his computer had been hacked. The pop-up advised him to call "Microsoft Support" for assistance. He spoke with a man with an accent who requested control of his computer. He gave the man permission to access his computer.

The man requested $199.99 to fix his computer. The caller refused to pay or give out his social to the man with "Microsoft".

Now the caller cannot use his computer.

Victim Location 73013
Type of a scam Tech Support

A woman with an east indian accent called saying she was from Windows support. They had received error messages from my computer and asked me to get it. I said I have it, and that my computer is fine, I don't have windows since I own a Mac. They called from what I think is a phished number Laurie Smith 1-202-421-9253.

Victim Location 43623
Type of a scam Other

They call my house two or more times a week, a foreign voice saying they are from Microsoft and my computer is having problems. The number on my phone ID is from Seattle, Wa. 206-777-1088.

I usually hangup, tell them I don't have a computer, or tell them to stop calling.

Victim Location 38117
Type of a scam Tech Support

Fraudulent Microsoft company with number: 1-800-773-5115 calls to assist in problems with hacking and viruses.

Victim Location 92114
Total money lost $880
Type of a scam Phishing

Virus was released into computer and then received a phone call said he was with Microsoft and charged over $800 to fix issue and went through Western Union for payment.

Victim Location 23236
Type of a scam Other

Female caller left message on my phone saying that my license key for Microsoft Windows had expired and I needed to call 855-539-4914 immediately or I would lose access to windows.

This is obviously a scam because you don't get a call from Microsoft about their software and their license key does not expire.

I did NOT call the toll free phone number, but I'm assuming if you did call them, they'd ask for your credit card number to renew the "license key"

Victim Location 15632
Total money lost $500
Type of a scam Tech Support

Consumer was contacted by someone claiming to be from Microsoft @ 855-539-4917. He was told they received a message from his computer stating his "key" had expired. They required access to his computer and while on the computer a payment screen appeared and he entered his checking account information. They asked for $500 as payment for services, which he provided.

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