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Do Not Call 800-642-7676 - it is Fake Technical Support Number

2018-04-18T12:28:08 -  +
Do Not Call 800-642-7676 - it is Fake Technical Support Number

Today I got a voice message telling me to call 1-800-642-7676 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 800-642-7676 because it is a fake Microsoft, Apple, Facebook or other Internet giants technical support or customer service number. The fake number(800-642-7676) 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.

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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 800-642-7676 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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  • Posted: 2018-05-16T14:32:27 by an anonymous user from or near: Westwood, New Jersey, United States

    Stupid m*rons. I'm sick of this crap.
    I got a call today and I said "I'm at work - what does my home computer have to do with this call?" They immediately hung up.
    The number is blocked now.


  • Posted: 2018-04-22T12:12:01 by an anonymous user from or near: Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg Region, Germany

    I'm just calling this hotline and trolling them a bit :D


    • Posted: 2018-04-26T11:41:54 by an anonymous user from or near: North Augusta, South Carolina, United States

      I'm getting a LOT of these calls!!! Yesterday got one from the IRS saying there was a warrant out for my arrest! (NOT) Today this one from microsoft. If I haven't given out my personal info, should I still make changes? So many anonymous callers. When I call back, no answer or phone doesn't exist!


      • Posted: 2018-04-27T19:25:10 by an anonymous user from or near: Venice, Florida, United States

        I got both of these calls today - IRS coming after me and Microsoft saying there was a problem with my computer. I just hung up on both and did not call either of them back.


  • Posted: 2018-04-20T04:03:01 by an anonymous user from or near: Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom

    Had a call from this number yesterday. Female said she was calling about the problem my wife had reported with her Microsoft phone .

    She said I needed to be at my computer so she could help open the locked phone and asked me for a time when she could call back.

    I gave her the time but never received a call. Only since Googling the number do I realise that my contact with the legitimate Microsoft had been the source of this scam.


  • Posted: 2018-04-18T12:32:08 by an anonymous user from or near: Kingston, Jamaica

    Call from Microsoft at 1-800-642-7676. Requested I call 1-424-242-4941 to have the problem secured. I did not call!


  • Posted: 2018-04-18T12:30:54 by an anonymous user from or near: Kingston, Jamaica

    They claimed they were google.com and people were using my Gmail address from mexico, they tried to get me to do something on my computer I instead Googled the number and found complaints, most saying it was Microsoft tech support instead. I told the guy I was suspicious of Google calling me, "how about I contact Google tech support to verify that he works for them since googling the number the number brought up that it was Microsoft. " And heb actually yelled at me.


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