Results for: call scams
Staying safe from call scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom shows you some ways to spot and avoid technical support call scams, and what to do if you get a scam call.
Staying safe from email & chat scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom explains email and web chat scams - how to spot them, what to do if you see one, and how to protect your online safety.
Staying safe from web browser scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom has seen web browser scams. Here, Erik shows how to spot a scam and how to best use Windows and Microsoft Edge for online safety.
IS THIS A SCAM?
Staying safe from caller ID spoofing
Don't fall for scam phone calls that "spoof" caller ID. Erik Wahlstrom explains what to do if you get a suspicious call.
Caller id scams
Microsoft should add a note to say that some scammers will keep a phone line open, so when you call Microsoft or another site eg Bank, you will only go to the scammers. ADD advice to use another phone or computer so as to avoid taking to the scammers.
HI There, I'm getting call from somebody stating is from Microsof (UK) speaking spanish with an strong chinese accent, indicating I have my computer hacked, could this be a valid call, what ID i need to request from him/her to validate this call, computer seems working fine. Worker this is a attemp of pishing. thanks for your help
I just watched your videos on how to avoid Web/Emails/Call scams. Very good advice given. However, on each occasion the technical advise is delivered by a 'White' male and 'The Scammer' in each video clip is portrayed as a Black Person. How come?? Why?? Surely there are 'White' scammers!!!! 'Stereotypical Profiling'!!! Three film clips and each time the 'criminal' is Black. This is how the other races, people's minds are poisoned against Black People. Let me see your answer but more importantly....what you going to do about it?
Where to learn?
I wasn't brought up with computers; I'm 66, but want to learn how to do more. In particular, I want to learn how to track the sources of scammers and spammers. I haven't fallen for any of the scams I've received, but want to be able to have papers served on the scammers, or have the police haul them off. What book(s) should I look for, or where can I find free or low cost instruction?
please beware of scammer(s)
hi all: I posted here a day ago and received a response. I quickly noticed that the person who replied was a scammer. I reported he/she. How to tell if the post is a scam? He/she posted a phone number and mentioned about tech support. Please remember, never post personal info. like phone numbers, emails, etc. If you see a reply or post with a phone number or something like tech support, please report it. Remember: Microsoft will never call people to fix issues unless people directly call Microsoft.
This is a scam. This is not a legitimate call from Microsoft. Neither Microsoft nor our partners make unsolicited phone calls (also known as cold calls) about your computer security or software fixes. If you receive a call like this one, it’s a scam, and all you need to do is hang up.
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".
Most phishing attempts arrive via email, but they can also come via text messages, direct messages on social media, or even phone calls (what we call "Vishing"). What they all have in common are: A trusted sender. The message or call will appear to come from a person or organization you trust.
Microsoft and others have been warning folks about Tech Support Scams for some time. Microsoft does not make unsolicited phone calls, display pop-up alerts in your browser to call a support number or send unsolicited email messages to request personal or financial information or to fix your computer.. Protect yourself from tech support scams; Tech support scams
Scam Microsoft phone call. Hi, I received a phone call from a pretty obvious scammer who said he worked for Microsoft and that my computer had been hacked and taken over by foreign hackers. I was sure he was a scammer, but was curious to find out what he wanted to do, so played him along for about 30 minutes. 1.