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Staying safe from call scams

October 27, 2017

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Did you ever get a phone call from "technical support" telling you there's a problem with your computer? It's probably a scam. Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom explains some ways to spot and avoid technical support call scams, and what to do if you get a scam call (subtitles available in 38 languages).

Microsoft technical support does not make unsolicited phone calls. If you receive a call requesting your personal or financial information, it's a scam. Hang up and report the incident using this link:

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To learn more about technical support scams and how to avoid them, visit