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Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.

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Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/microsoft-hacking-scam/688a95c9...

The scams may involve web pages with screenshots of fake anti-virus software displaying warnings of bogus malware infections, fake ransomware and fake BSOD which include a tech support phone number to call in order to fix the problem.

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Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/intelligence/phishing

Tax-themed phishing scams. A common IRS phishing scams is one in which an urgent email letter is sent indicating that you owe money to the IRS. Often the email threatens legal action if you do not access the site in a timely manner and pay your taxes.