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Victim Location 30906
Type of a scam Tech Support

They call you pretending they

Microsoft and say u due to pay

$650 or they canceling ur plan etc

And hang up

And a man ant woman

They sound like they Indian or sumthing please be careful

Victim Location 31750
Type of a scam Tech Support

A man called saying he was from Microsoft and that they were going to refund for a service in the amount of $499. Asked that I go to my computer. I told him it was a scam and he hung up.

Victim Location 77708
Type of a scam Tech Support

A guy called me from Iran stating my soft ware has been compromised. You go to Walmart  get 8, $100.00 itune cards.  He will stay on the phone with me while I go there and he will give me instruction on what to do next, once I get there.  That didn't sound right so, i call the BBB, to make sure.

Victim Location 77707
Type of a scam Phishing

Travis call me stating my computer has a lot of viruses on it.  My computer has never been updated and he wanted to update my computer.  He wanted me pay $400 to clean up my systems and he could clean it up every year for me.  He wanted me give him my password to get in my computer.  I told him he could be hacker, I'm not giving you that information.  He then to d me which buttons to push on my computer,  which i did and he got remote access to my computer. Now he's got control of my computer.

Victim Location 98208
Type of a scam Phishing

Agent called me advising me that my Microsoft account has been compromised and the account has been shut down. I WAS TO CONTACT THEM FOR SUPPORT.

Victim Location 98802
Total money lost $500
Type of a scam Tech Support

Scammer originally put a warning on my computer that it had been hacked, and that they had Microsoft Techs standing by to assist. When I called, they "took control" of my computer manually and "fixed" the problem after I gave them $199 on my credit card. When I called Microsoft later, they said I had been scammed. This was last summer. Today I received a call from 800-784-7311 saying that they had been ordered to return the money. They wanted me to get on my computer, and I said no, just send me a check. He wanted my banking information in order to return the money. I refused both the request to get on my computer and to give banking information. Last summer in order to fix my computer I had to have an actual tech do this, and it cost me about $300. I also had to cancel my credit card and get a new one. A costly mistake that I don't want others to have to make.

Victim Location 79072
Type of a scam Tech Support

I first began receiving phone calls and multiple messages from caller id 408-606-5775 claiming that there was a problem with my Apple iCloud account. I was instructed to call back so that Tech Support could help troubleshoot and repair the problem. These calls were made to landlines and not a cell phone. I placed the number in my blocked number list but the voicemail is still recorded multiple times a day.

Now I've begun receiving calls from caller id 888-595-0999 claiming to be Microsoft Security Department and they are getting suspicious activity running on your network and computer firewall security has been breached due to foreign activity we recommend to you please do not access your any personal information such as banking shopping or any financial informations on your computer if you want to talk to Microsoft Online technician press 9 to get it fixed or to call back later you can dial 120-972-7477 extension 7 thank you.

Victim Location 94070
Type of a scam Phishing

While browsing the internet, a pop-up browser tab appears along with an alert sound (two rapid horns repeating). The audio says to call Microsoft right away because a virus has been detected that might be collecting my personal info, including credit card info. If I don't call immediately, the computer might be forced to go into lockdown mode and I will not be able to access my computer. I'm supposed to call to have MS tech support walk me through removing the virus.

Victim Location 97301
Type of a scam Phishing

Pop-up. Fake Microsoft alert stating someone is trying to steal bank info.

Victim Location 99224
Type of a scam Debt Collections

Automated message from"Microsoft" about calling back the number to settle a compromised account. When you call the number back you get the same guy claiming they owe you $200 but in order to claim it you need to renew your account for $500. Total scam. Even if it sounded legit, which it doesn't, the guy is very unprofessional and will cuss you out if you ask to be removed from their "call list". I continue getting calls from this number

Victim Location 90609
Type of a scam Phishing

Was told that I was getting outlook support and instead given European Xbox support. Not USA Outlook support. I don't believe this is real Microsoft Outlook support.


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Victim Location 77002
Type of a scam Tech Support



Welcome to Microsoft Office Support.

This is Rose.

Could you please explain the issue so that I can assist you better?

You (change name)

i'm trying to uninstall microsoft visio professional from my system, it was already installed and I don't use/have never used it. When I go to uninstall it gives me an error "couldn't stream office" with an error code

I will be glad to assist you with the issue.

May I know whether you are facing this issue with the same computer from which you are online with me now?

You (change name)

yes the same computer

Okay, please let me know if you made any software or hardware change in your system recently.

You (change name)

hardware, no. software, a few

I understand the issue and I will surely fix the issue for you.

Before we proceed, please provide me your full name and email address so that we can get back to you in case if you get disconnected in between the chat session.

You (change name)

xxxxxx [email protected]

Thank you for all the information.

In order to understand the issue better and to resolve them for you, we need to remote into your computer.

May I go ahead and proceed with the remote access?

You (change name)

well i didn't expect to be in a chat right now, so not sure if it's a good time to do this.

We are support vendors of Microsoft Products and you are connected to department handling Microsoft Office issues.

And my ID is 8688.

You (change name) />
You (change name)

this webwite isn't secure, that's a problem

You (change name)

it says up in the address window

You (change name)

so if you wanted to access my computer is should be secure connection

The connection is established using secure team viewer access.

In addition, you will be able to see every step that I do on your computer and you can override me at any time.

You (change name)

what is secure team viewer access?

This is the team viewer applet link and once you download and run team viewer you will receive an ID and password.

You (change name)

where are you located?

We are located at Los Angeles CA

You (change name)

i just opened a microsoft support webpage after a search online. The site is secure and the pages look nothing like this one. I'm disconnecting as well as reporting this incident to various agencies.

Thank you for contacting us.

Type here and press enter..

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Victim Location 34771
Type of a scam Tech Support

Telling me they were from Microsoft and I was having troubles with my computer. When I refused they called back with a different number 330-296-7777 and gave me the same speech and swore that they had never called before

Victim Location 98006
Type of a scam Tech Support

I received a call every day for the last 2 weeks. They ask me to log on to my computer and to let them remote control my desktop by using the windows button.

Victim Location 83854
Type of a scam Tech Support

I keep getting messages from Microsoft saying my license is expired and to call: 1-844-661-5443

Victim Location 83701
Type of a scam Tech Support

"Microsoft" called me saying my Operating System license has expired and I need to pay them to renew it. They said if I didn't, they would cancel my agreement, but I have never heard of anything like this.

Victim Location 31901
Type of a scam Tech Support

Website pulled up on my computer stating if I didn't call this number that my computer was going to be dead. That I was hacked and my information would get spread on the internet. I would need to give this # a call #844 326 3137. I closed the site and my computer didn't die.

Victim Location 97401
Type of a scam Tech Support

the below is placed over my desktop screen without warning or request. There is a audio that repeats over and over and you cannot stop it unless you turn off your computer.

Victim Location 94044
Type of a scam Tech Support

While using the internet, a pop up window appeared along with a voice that said bank and credit card information was at risk and that I should call a toll free number or the computer was going to shut down. I called the number and spoke to someone who identified themselves as working for Microsoft Tech Support. They asked to access my computer to look for foreign activity. I asked them 'how do I know this isn't a scam?' and they said they understood my concerns and that they work for Microsoft. They asked me what security program I was using () and showed that if was not compatible with my operating system, and recommended that I purchase another security software that would scan my wireless network and include a 5 year warranty on my computer. They asked for my credit card information and produced a receipt. They started a program to clean up my computer and said they would call me back in 45 minutes to an hour. When they called back, a representative gave me a case ID number and password, and gave a phone number for me to call if I had any additional problems. They sent me an email to authorize a charge on my credit card for the new security software and asked me to open my email to access it.

Victim Location 23669
Type of a scam Tech Support

Received this call today were he said his name was John Wilson but he had a very heavy accent. So I knew that was a lie from the get go. Next I asked for his id# from his windows badge and he said don't worry about it I'm from Microsoft I'm trying to help you know open up your computer so we can fix this. Next I told him one moment so I could contact Microsoft from my other phone and then pretend to be on the phone with Microsoft and asked for his call back number and he hung up

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