Fake Microsoft Tech Support Calls are back!

Yes.  You read that correctly.  Fake Microsoft Tech Support Calls are Back!  Woohoo!  Last time they called me was a month ago. I spoke to them 4 different times and pretended to enter in their information.  They always start off similarly.  It’s either that your computer is sending out viruses or in this case it was that they needed to show me my computer ID that it is the computer they are talking about.  It’s still the same scam. They want you to enter in a malicous website address in the command prompt by having you hit WINDOWS+R and then typing in cmd.

So last time I spoke with a “supervisor” and confused the hell out of them when I kept telling them that nothing was happening.  This time I just came out and asked how many people do they talk to a day. They said between 10 to 15,000 people a day they “help”.  Somehow we ended up with a lost in translation episode.  They thought I asked them for a job when I said I was in IT.  They transferred me to their “supervisor” who then asked me again if I wanted a job.  I obviously told them no.


In any event keep an eye out for these scoundrels.

Microsoft Angels is a scam


If you get a call from someone claiming to be part of Microsoft Angels then it is a scam.  My mother got a call from someone with a heavy accent claiming to be from Microsoft and that her desktop is giving out error messages.  They said they needed to get into the computer in order to fix it.

Obviously, she did know better because she checked with her “computer guy” first.  Computer guy meaning her me.  I have heard of this scam before but am suprised they are continuing it.  Must be enough people falling for it in order to make it worth their while.

If they get access to the computer then they can install whatever they want.  Keylogger to find out your passwords.  Maybe another program to deliver ads or emails.  Yet another program to work with thousands of other infected computers in order to attack a target.

Please be vigilant when online.  Whether it is downloading something or the sites you visit.  If it sounds to good to be true then it is to good to be true.