Your Eyes Open For Scam Artists Posing as Microsoft!
Recently there has been a growing trend of individuals falsely posing as Microsoft technicians in
order to retrieve sensitive information from end users. It is very important for you to know that
Microsoft tech support will never call you out of the blue, in order for a Microsoft technician to
call you a support ticket must have been created on your end first. These individuals are very tech
savvy and are very familiar with the ins and outs of how Microsoft and their support team work. This
makes it more difficult to decipher whether the phone call is legitimate or phony! In recent reports
Microsoft claims to have received as many as 65,000 complaints from customers who have been targeted
by fraudulent Microsoft technicians. Legitimate companies have also been penalized for unrightfully
using the Microsoft trademarks and logos for their services. This is illegal in every sense, and
these companies are trying to affiliate themselves with this technology powerhouse in order to boost
their appearance and credibility for their clients.
The scam starts off with an aggressive tech calling you up to let you know about an infection or a
vulnerability to your computer or network. This fake tech will them proceed to intimidate you by
making you think you will lose all of your data and sensitive information will be compromised. Don't
believe them! They will continue to try to find ways to get the victim to pay money for immediate
tech support for this critical issue (fake issue!). Don't let yourself be fooled by a scammer who
has more computer knowledge then you. They have ways to sound convincing. Just know that a Microsoft
tech will not just call you to let you know your computer has a problem, just like your doctor
wouldn't call you to inform you that you have a virus. Be on high alert, especially if your computer
is running with no issues and you are approached by someone trying to tell you it's not!
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