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Victim Location 28104
Type of a scam Identity Theft

On January 7, 2019 starting at 7:45am Microsoft started calling our phone saying that our account needed to be update with personal information. We do not own a computer nor do we know how to work the internet. Since then they have called us 5 times for noon.

Victim Location 19808
Type of a scam Phishing

"Dave" from Microsoft. Claims my Microsoft Licenses have been transfered to him. He's ready to do a License Survey.

Victim Location 43228
Type of a scam Tech Support

I've received about 50 calls from a place calling itself Microsoft 844-850-9552 telling me I'm owed a refund. They wanted my bank account number. They call over and over, and cuss me out.

Victim Location 63703
Total money lost $500
Type of a scam Tech Support

We had been getting calls on our phone number and we have an old computer system. We received one call from a guy representing Microsoft and he was saying something was wrong with our network. He said he could help us resolve the issue but we would need to provide a payment of $500 for the work to be done and suggested we use a prepaid card. At one point he told us that the $500 was not enough to cover the protection and that we needed to provide more money. this time the request was for $2,000. At this point we knew we were being scammed. Later we contacted actual Microsoft and it cost us $300 to fix what the scammer did on our computer because he'd been trying for a year.

Victim Location 71112
Total money lost $500
Type of a scam Tech Support

I was contacted on dec 4 by a person claiming to work for microsoft and that my microsoft license had expired. He stated there was a one time fee of $500 and that I would never have to renew it again. He then said i could pay it with a prepaid gift card, which i purchased and then gave him the numbers. he then contacted me and said it didn't go through and to buy a different one and that he would refund the second $500 but the minimum Microsoft cound refund was $1500 and that I would have to but several more gift cards. He also showed me what appeared to be a valid check from microsoft made out to me for $1500.00 It wasn't until Alex Brown contacted me and said they needed an additional $2000.00 that I started getting suspicious. I then asked to speak with a supervisor and was transferred to a person who said his name was Henry Green. When I questioned why they couldn't send me the check he said they were not able to direct deposit it. When I told I didn't have the money and asked why it couldn't wait a day or two he stated it had to be done that day and that it couldn't go beyond that. He then transferred me back to Mr Brown who said he would credit y credit account once I provided him with the other 2000.00. WHen i questioned him about how he was going to do that because he didn't have my credit card number he assured make could do it. I then contacted Discover Card to see if this was true and they informed me that I was being scammed. They attempted to contact several more times claiming they were going to lose their jobs. When i told them I wasn't able to do anymore Mr Brown got mad and hung up.

Victim Location 52772
Type of a scam Identity Theft

A supposed employee of microsoft called and said I had something in my computer which would cause the computer to crash. Viruses or unwanted programs, the terms he used varied a bit. I talked to this guy for too long and kept asking questions, example how do you know

that these things are are in my computer, are you illegally in my computer, give me your phone number, etc? The guy said I had to do it immediately or it would be too late. I stated that this conversation was ridiculous, and hung up. Then I got 7 callbacks from the same number.

This was also a land line.

Victim Location 35010
Total money lost $159
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Scammer called me on the phone because we had talked before. I am also one of the people that they grabbed with the "red screen" call this number and I'll fix it. Those cost me about $200.00. On Dec.10, 2018, the same person, *** ***, aka *** ***, *** called me to tell me I was due a refund form my previous purchases. I was instructed to go purchase a Google Play Card in the amount of $500.00 without telling them what it was for. If I did that, my refund would be placed on that card. He just kept on and on until he told me I had to do this by a certain deadline. Never told me the deadline. I told him not until tomorrow. He did not like that. Still trying to reach me. Don't fall for this please.

Victim Location 52002
Type of a scam Tech Support

I kept receiving calls that I am owed a refund from Microsoft for a tech service I was overcharged for back in 2015 or 2016. Although I was part of a class action suit, I am suspicious of this because it was not Microsoft, it was a business out of India that kept talking me into buying more and more protection. This call just took my general info, not any bank numbers or anything but when they had me give them access to my computer to "verify" who I was, I canceled the whole process. But now I am afraid they somehow got access to my passwords, etc. I quickly reset my bank password. Should I worry about this or do anything else to safeguard my info?

Victim Location 68462
Type of a scam Tech Support

I received a call on my cell phone (which I have listed on the do not call list) which was a computer generated call and was told from the computer voice that I was due a refund from Microsoft for tech support on my computer. I was then instructed to press 1 to get my refund. Since I did not pay Microsoft for any tech support I was curious to see what this was all about. After pressing the number 1 I immediately heard a male voice (which was east Indian accent) he asked if I was on a desktop or laptop and to press the ctrl plus r which brought up a box and was told to enter www.supremocontrol.com which brought up a Supremo Control website. I was then told to press the download button. At that point I hung up on the person and was then called back by that person and he called me by name, and I hung up again. He called me again and I did not answer. Before he could call again, I blocked his number. He wanted me to download a remote control software so he could gain control of my computer.

Victim Location 44095
Type of a scam Tech Support

I have been receiving calls from Microsoft. The caller is a man and has an accent. They have called numerous times. Their phone number is 888-405-7554. The caller stated Microsoft owes me a $300 refund. Services I paid for and did not use. Wanted me to go to my computer and let them into my computer. I told him my computer does not work. I asked if they were with the ScamPulse.com and he hung up on me. I know it is a scam and wanted to report the call.

Victim Location 50401
Type of a scam Tech Support

My mother got "apparently" from Microsoft (a foreign male) saying if this isn't taken care of on my mom's computer or Microsoft will be shut off. My mom brought this to my attention and I call the 855-900-0376 and tried to talk to them...got hanged up 3 times and the 4th they wanted me to get on mine and I didn't fall for it. I know this a scam and would like this to investigated and let me know what you can do. I would really appreciate it.

*** *** ** ***@gmail.com (where you can contact me)

Victim Location 15370
Type of a scam Tech Support

Received a phone message saying my Microsoft license key had expired and all computer functions would be stopped; to fix this problem call 1-855-426-3666

Victim Location 44333
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Rec'd phone call recorded on voice mail stating:

This is an emergency call from Windows Microsoft. Windows license key had been expired.

All services have been suspended in your computer. To renew call our toll free 1+800-217-0825.

Internet research determined Microsoft does not call for this purpose.

Clearly this is common.

Believe these actions should be pursued by law enforcement.

Victim Location 76180
Type of a scam Tax Collection

Trying to scam people nothing new

Victim Location 43228
Type of a scam Tech Support

I am 81 yrs old. I keep getting calls from Microsoft saying they owe me money and want to give me a refund.

Victim Location 43081
Total money lost $100
Type of a scam Tech Support

Someone called me on 11.21.18 at 3:50 pm from Microsoft, because they helped to fix my computer last year, they wanted to give me a refund. He asked for my credit card number. I was checking my email and saw an email from Western Union. I called WU. Then I called Chase, and they said they withdrew $100 from my checking account and bought a Starbucks gift card. The bank said they would help get my money back. He's still trying to call me.

Victim Location 35757
Type of a scam Tech Support

On 11-26-18 I got a voice message on my cell phone stating that my Microsoft license for Windows 10 had expired and that I needed to call

855-660-4106 immediately and that the Microsoft key on my keyboard would no longer work. 

Victim Location 61356
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product

Saying my computer was hacked and I told him I don’t have one hung up on me and I cannot understand much he said

Victim Location 81211
Type of a scam Tech Support

Emergency phone call message stating Microsoft Windows license has expired, all services will be stopped, to renew, call the number 855-426-3666

Victim Location 44130
Type of a scam Tech Support

I am receiving many calls on my landline. I had ten total calls this morning. My caller ID shows my own telephone number. The calls started at 7:45 this morning. The caller said your IP has been compromised by other countries. They identified themselves as Microsoft. Caller did not give a name. I need to change my IP. It was a recording. The recording stated to press a number. I just hung up. I thought this is weird the call is coming from my house.

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