Scam phone call warning.
People should be made aware about a scam phone call which is going about and which i have got twice within a week.
The first call was from India, which made me very wary right away, she said she was from Microsoft and they got a diagnostic report i had computer problems, that was the warning to me , because Microsoft do not phone any-one.
I told her that i was able to fix any problems myself and i did not need Microsoft’s help over the phone.
I phoned Microsoft Belfast and they confirmed it was a scam and i was right they don’t phone people, but they can do nothing to stop it.
I have just searched for this and have added this link it seems to be wide spread, please read it, very scary.
This link also explains that Microsoft has dropped one of its partners over cold calling and scaming.
The second was also from India and she said the same thing, i asked which firm she was from and how she knew but she did not answer. So i asked for a phone number, which she gave me, and i said i would ring back.
I phoned BT nuisance calls number, reported the number and she said its just a made up number and also they can do nothing about it.
What they are trying to do is get into your computer and download something to it, to send them information and to aid them get all your private details, your credit card numbers and passwords, etc.
Please pass this LINK to your readers and the information onto other people and maybe it will help save someone who does not know any better, some people will not be computer savvy or know about scams and how they work, there seems to be many of them still out there.