Written by Your 5News Team
Created on November 14, 2013 @ 11:20AM
Taylor County Sheriff Terring Skinner wants to warn residents that someone claiming to be a Microsoft representative could call you soon, and if you're not careful, you could be the next victim of their scam.
The person is saying that a virus is going around and they need to check your computer. Then, they get your information and take control of your computer.
They install malicious software, adjust privacy information, and steal your credit card information.
Microsoft will not make phone calls for software issues. If you do get a call like this, please call your local law enforcement agency immediately.
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Nov 14, 2013 at 2:35 PM
satturday Nov. 9th they tried called me in Lewis County and tried this very thing and I called Microsoft for 3 days before I could get anyone to realllllly listen to me and finally got someone to start an investigation and come to find out these calls are coming from an overseas call center and I requested each time a call center in the USA and was denied access to anyone from our country till the 3rd day and when I finally reached the USA call center I finally got Microsoft to launch a investigation.........This is what happens when they allow people from other countries to answer your phone calls for a business in the USA......Request a Call center in the USA its a Law here that they have to connect you.....Im sure Microsoft knows my name by heart today because I would not give up until I spoke with someone in my OWN Country and try to save someone else from this happening to them!