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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".
The popup with the telephone number you are seeing is the malware/adware issue on your computer. It's a new wrinkle on the cold call scams and the fake antimalware programs that were previously being installed on computers that we have heard about for years. Now the scammers are trying to get you to call them....
Caller ID also matched my name/home's landline #. I actually waited on the line to see if any customer service rep would talk to me (even though I knew better than to divulge ANYTHING, and figured this to be a scam) but the call disconnected despite being told to hang on the line for a customer service person. Edit: one letter/typo
If you haven’t experienced a tech support scam yet, chances are you know someone who has. According to a 2016 global survey, two out of three people have experienced a tech support scam in the previous 12 months. Microsoft receives an average of 10,000 customer complaints per month about tech support scams from all across the globe.
Do not trust unsolicited calls. Do not provide any personal information. You can report this scam to the following authorities: In the United States, use the FTC Complaint Assistant form. In Canada, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre can provide support. In the United Kingdom, you can report fraud as well as unsolicited calls.