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Windows Service Centre Scam

Posted by Hogie Jumps on June 23, 2011 at 16:52:48:

Just received a phone call from Windows Service Center regarding a problem with my computer.The caller asked me to go to my computer and follow his instructions which he assured me would cure the problem. This is a scam!!! Following his instructions would have given him remote access to my PC so he could monitor my internet activity e.g. Banking usernames and passwords etc. When you receive the call, hang up. They can be persistent, give them no information and hang up. This scam has been widely reported in newspapers, computer magazines and on TV. Sometimes they mention Microsoft but Microsoft never cold call computer users.These people seem to be operating with a telephone directory as they will have your name when they ring you. Beware of this scam.

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