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URGENT ALERT RE HACKERS, VIRUSES, AND DANGEROUS THREATs
Today I received an urgent, very loud, alert from what appeared to be Microsoft, telling me the computer was in serious danger from hackers trying to gain access to my personal information. I was instructed not to turn my computer off or leave the page and was afraid to exit. I was also instructed to call the phone number provided immediately. I was not aware of any MS security threat scams and was quite worried. The technician I spoke to on the phone assured me he was a licensed MS technician and that since my computer had already been hacked, all my personal information was in jeopardy. This was a first for me and decided it would be best to trust his judgment. He accessed my computer and seemed to think 17 hackers were attempting to take over my computer and said my entire security system was locked, so I would not be able to proceed without removal of the threat and the addition of a network firewall and an IP protection. He took me to a web page for RIGHTPCEXPERTS.COM in Tampa, and gave the impression they are affiliated with Microsoft. Because I am age 69 he offered me a "discounted price" of 299.00 and I was left to believe it was imperative, as all my devices were in danger. I was then referred to a second agent who said he would be able to remedy the problems with my PC. HE REMOVED MY SYSTEM MECHANIC AND THEN installed an AD BLOCKER, CC CLEANER, ANTI-VIRUS HACKING. HE SEEMINGLY CLEANED MY COMPUTER AND THEN INSTALLED A NETWORK FIREWALL, AN IP NETWORK ACCESS PROTECTOR. After I PROVIDED my credit card number for the charge of 299.00 I was told there was an additional fee technical fee of $120, that would be paid in 12 installments of 9.99, for a total of 420.00. I was so reluctant but thought I had no other choice but to proceed. Like another gentleman who was concerned about the legitimacy of this company, I am left wondering if they are a scam. MY INVOICE READ AM PC SECURITY, NOT RIGHTPCEXPERTS OUT OF TAMPA AND NEXWAY HANDLED THE TRANSACTION.

04/23/2019

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more guaranteed rewards
I really like the rewards but why not do more rewards that are guaranteed? Instead of just a few, like maybe add PayPal or Amazon gift cards or maybe guaranteed rewards like a tablet or a laptop for so many points or even do higher WalMart pay gift cards instead of just $5

04/23/2019

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https://blogs.microsoft.com/.../2017/05/18/fight-tech-support-scams

The fight against tech support scams. ... BECU at a series of “Unmasking the Imposters“ events to help educate Washington consumers about how to spot and avoid tech support scams. Senior citizens are not the only ones who are being targeted by these fraudsters. If you haven’t experienced a tech support scam yet, chances are you know ...

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other...

Scam web page locks Internet Explorer "How to prevent this." In windows there are a lot of scams that use DCom and java script to lock your Internet Explorer browser so you cannot leave that page and they clam you been hacked or the same old FBI deal.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4054905/avoid-and-report...

Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. If you receive a phone call claiming to be from Microsoft, or see a pop-up window on your PC with a fake warning message and a phone number to call and get your “issue” fixed, it’s better to be safe and not click any links or provide any personal information.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/digital-skills/online-safety

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, as part of Safer Internet Day, Microsoft released its second Digital Civility Index, which showed that while people’s digital interactions and responses to online risks appear to be improving around the world, many of those who have been targeted for abuse online say their perpetrators came from their immediate families and social circles.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/mse-protect...

phone call scams claiming to be Microsoft. OT: phone call scams. I have been called twice from an indian accented person claiming they are from windows sevice centre, he says that my computer has been hacked and they want my details to "fix the issues".