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Beware of Scam Calls From Telephone Number 1-800-843-0000

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Beware of Scam Calls From Telephone Number 1-800-843-0000

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If someone calls you from: 1-800-843-0000, claiming to be from Microsoft Technical Support or some other company's Technical Support team, to help you fix your computer, mobile or other devices, please terminate the call. This is a scam used by cyber-criminals to trick their victims into installing malicious software on their computers, which the cyber-criminals will use to remotely access their computers from anywhere in the world.

Many persons have reported receiving phone calls from people with an Indian accent, claiming that they are calling from Windows Helpdesk, Windows Service Center, Microsoft Tech Support, Microsoft Support, Windows Technical Department Support Group or some other company's technical support team. The callers claim that they have detected something wrong with or found a virus on the potential victims’ computers and they are willing to fix the problem free of cost, but in order to do so, the potential victims must download some software.

Microsoft and other legitimate companies will not call and offer to fix your computer remotely. And, allowing these people to take control of your computer is a very foolish idea. These people will search the files on your computer for your personal and financial information. They will install malicious programs on your computer, which they will use to spy on you. They may even use your computer to commit other cyber-crimes, which will then be traced back to you.

Now, if you were tricked into allowing these cyber-criminals into installing software on or access your computer remotely, please have a tech-savvy family member, friend or a local trusted computer technician look at your computer and remove any malicious software that was installed on it.

Also, change your computer's password, email accounts, online banking, and all other passwords immediately. And most importantly, do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.

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  • September 22, 2016 at 9:40 PM by info

    Received via email:

    "Recd email stating they were MICROSOFT SECURITY alert and to call 8008681782. Man who answered had heavy accent. Hung up as I knew it was fake.

    Recd call back immediately (same voice) from 8668637942 asking if I called w/computer problem. Said no...wrong #. He didn't want to hang up. I called MICROSOFT SECURITY & THEY SAID IT HAS A SCAMMER."

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  • July 2, 2016 at 7:33 PM by info

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    "I just received a call from a "certified windows technician" who informed me that there is a problem with my computer. These people won't stop calling me. I have already been scammed by them once, shortly after I got my first computer and before I knew better. Every time they call me I tell them to stop calling me and that I know it is a scam, that I have already been scammed - lost money, had my computer crashed by them and then had to spend more money to get my computer up and running again, and scrubbed clean. The man was foreign sounding ( every time they have called me it is a foreigner) and the number is 215-485-6225. I believe every time one of these people call they are using a different phone number. I just want them to leave me alone. Also a few days ago I had an alarming noise on my computer and a big blue warning screen popped up telling me that my computer had been compromised and to call the number listed immediately. I believe this was identified as "Windows" or "Microsoft" in the message. I was instructed not to X out of the screen, shut down or restart my computer. I DID exit the screen and I DID shut down my computer and restart it. I also ran a security scan through McAffey and that showed no problems detected. I am weary of this harassment."

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