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Do Not Call 1-844-994-1999 - it is a Fake Microsoft Technical Support Number

2018-05-29T14:17:51 -  +
Do Not Call 1-844-994-1999 - it is a Fake Microsoft Technical Support Number

Do not call 1-844-994-1999 because the telephone number is a fake Microsoft Technical Support number created by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into calling it. I got a warning message on my computer where an agent claimed they do genuine Microsoft support, but I knew it was a scam because Microsoft Technical Support doesn't call their customers, the customers call them.

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  • Posted: Jun 15, 2018 at 7:39 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Tucson, Arizona, United States

    Got same fake message also trying to use Walmart.com. It tried to lock up computer in a loop until hard restart. Con was easy to spot because my computer is not using Microsoft Windows (Ubunto).

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 13, 2018 at 2:10 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Paducah, Kentucky, United States

    Got this message trying to use the Walmart.com site
    6/13/2018

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 15, 2018 at 11:07 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Alvin, Texas, United States

      That is what happened to us too. I immediately changed my password on my computer and ran a virus scan.

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 11, 2018 at 12:49 PM by an anonymous user from or near: East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

    Tried to order online from Walmart. Froze my computer and directed me to call the above number. Message said my IPO address had been stolen along with my private information. I became suspicious and did a phone number search. I will now alert Walmart. Thanks for this information. Trust the gut.

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 12, 2018 at 11:27 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Colonia Benito Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

      The same thing happened when I tried to log on to Walmart. What did Walmart tell you?

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 8, 2018 at 12:08 PM by an anonymous user from or near: West Islip, New York, United States

    So glad for this site. I'm getting repeated phone calls and now computer lock, good to be able to check it out before doing anything.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 5, 2018 at 2:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Cottonwood, Arizona, United States

    We had the same verbal message when trying to access ebay. When I googled 844-994-1999,
    I came up with this website also.

    hxxps://issuu.com/ ashleyconnie4/docs/ microsoft_office_support_phone_numb

    It advertises itself as a microsoft office support. Isn't there some way to have this removed? It is obviously a scam.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 5, 2018 at 12:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Saint Albans, West Virginia, United States

    How do you get rid of it?

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 4, 2018 at 8:38 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Watertown, Wisconsin, United States

    When you do a Google search for eBay it's the first website on the list but it's not eBay it's this crap. You would think Google would take it out of their search engine

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 4, 2018 at 7:51 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Los Angeles, California, United States

    just happened to me.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 4, 2018 at 5:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Wasilla, Alaska, United States

    same thing happened to me!!!

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 4, 2018 at 12:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Quincy, Illinois, United States

    My Computer locked up when I attempted to access eBay. Verbal an screen notice claimed my computer had been locked and that I must phone this number. Attempts to restart the computer would result in data loss and ID theft.

    I googled the phone number on my phone and got the scoop. Turned my computer off, then back on. All is fine. Do NOT fall for this scam.

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 16, 2018 at 5:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Macomb, Michigan, United States

      Yes,exactly what happend to me but with YouTube! I was just trying to listen to some music lol

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 4, 2018 at 10:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    I was trying to get to MY ebay site and received a verbal and screen notice saying my computer was locked up and to call this number immediately said it was not a working number....SCAM do not try to contact them!

    I wished they would get a real job and leave us honest hard working people alone!

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 3, 2018 at 3:57 PM by an anonymous user from or near: London, Ontario, Canada

    So I was googling ebay when I clicked on a link which looked like an official link that was doing a deal on certain products.

    so I clicked it and it gave me a warning saying my computer was locked, I followed some of the steps they had given me but when the woman asked if I was okay with a $300 dollar on time fee.

    I asked for what then said I'd be right back I have to ask my parents, she had hung up, I didn't give her my back information and I don't believe she had accessed my computer. So I'm wondering if I am in the clear.

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 3, 2018 at 4:29 PM by info

      In order for them to gain access to your computer, you would need to install some form of software or give them remote access. If did not do any of those, they did gain access to your computer.

      delete


      • Posted: Jun 26, 2018 at 7:32 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

        What happens if I gave remote access not know who they were but never told them any info like passwords or other personal info

        delete


        • Posted: Jun 26, 2018 at 7:54 PM by info

          Giving them remote access will allow them to install spyware on your computer, which they can use to steal your information without you knowing.

          delete


  • Posted: Jun 1, 2018 at 5:05 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

    June 1 2018 My computer screen froze with big "Microsoft" "Windows 10" warning not to shut it off - but call this number for tech support. My husband got caught by these people in 2016 - ended up costing up $1500.

    So I shut it off. When it came back up I ran Malwarebytes and Avast - no virus. I am disturbed they were able to display that screen at all though. Wish someone could explain that.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 1, 2018 at 5:03 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Dunedin, Florida, United States

    I got this message “call for support immediately 1-844-994-1999”. I understand it is a scam but what do I do about it?

    delete


    • Posted: Jun 1, 2018 at 6:35 PM by info

      Delete the message.

      delete


  • Posted: Jun 1, 2018 at 3:58 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

    I called them up after I saw this and then I pranked them, lol, basically I made a fake name and I pretended it was some old grandmother.

    I didn't know what I was doing, basically there are two people, one is a woman and one is a man, so either give you the woman or the man, they make up a new name every time, and at the end I told him I was and I had a whole conversation with them about how I'm probably could be a better hacker that them cuz I'm a better actor.

    He was laughing, then he told me to say some weird world it was cheywaka or something, idk it was creepy. Then he started meowing like a cat, then he hung up.

    delete


  • Posted: Jun 1, 2018 at 2:40 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

    Same thing, but luckily I looked up the number before I called

    delete


  • Posted: May 31, 2018 at 4:48 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Pahrump, Nevada, United States

    These people literally froze our whole computer! Couldn’t do shit till we called the “tech” number.


    We called and my husband was on the phone for 15 minutes and these people literally took over our computer and was doing crazy stuff to it.

    Google their number. Told them they were fake ! They told us happy birthday and hung up.

    delete


  • Posted: May 30, 2018 at 3:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Kelseyville, California, United States

    I just spoke with the people at this number, told them I was recording the call and asked where they were located, he said New York. Then I asked if he was Microsoft and he said he was an extension of Microsoft. I kept asking him what would be done to fix this as I already knew it was a scam and he kept trying to tell me how he would fix it which was basically clicking the link etc... horrible that they do this shame on them.

    delete


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