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Do Not Call 1-877-801-4940 - it is Fake Technical Support Number

Today a voice message was left on my telephone telling me to call 1-877-801-4940 because my Microsoft Windows system needed upgrading. But, I know that Microsoft does not call the users of their operating system when an upgrade or update is available. So, do not call 1-877-801-4940 because it is a fake Microsoft, Apple, Facebook or other Internet giants technical support or customer service number. The fake number(1-877-801-4940) is being used by cybercriminals or scammers to trick online users into calling it. The cybercriminals do this by sending out fake emails, text messages, or leave voice messages, like the one below, which claim the recipients should call for support or help.

Do Not Call 1-877-801-4940 - it is Fake Technical Support Number
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If the recipients call the number, they will get an Interactive Voice Response system or a person asking them for their account credentials, personal information, including their social security numbers, bank account numbers, or other information the cybercriminals need in order to gain access to their potential victims’ accounts, steal their money and use their accounts fraudulently.

Recipients of the fake messages who have called 1-877-801-4940 and given out their banking information are asked to contact their banks for help, change the password of their online accounts, and contact their local authority if they gave out other sensitive information.

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  • November 6, 2017 at 3:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Sunnyvale, California, United States

    I had the robo call just now - 11/6/17 - telling me This is an Emergency call from WINDOWS - and that my WINDOWS was SUSPENDED, and I should call this number IMMEDIATELY for assistance -

    NOPE! Reported to MS DO NOT CALL List as well.

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Do Not Call 1-877-801-4940 - it is Fake Technical Support Number