Scam Alert!

Recently there has been a rash of phone call scams claiming to be from Microsoft. In most cases the callers have a heavy Pakistani / Indian accent. They are very persistent, calling back and asking why you hung up.

Microsoft will not call you except in a few extreme circumstances and then they will insist that you verify the call by calling a number at their web site. See: Microsoft phone scams and Online Privacy.

I have had reports of this both in the US and Europe. My local computer tech says he is seeing this way more frequently lately.

If you get such a call HANG UP! Repeatedly if you have to!

May you live in interesting times.


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