Somehow your computer gets jammed up and a screen comes up with a blaring warning message. They say they are microsoft support. You cant do ANYTHING with your computer. Message says to call the number.....then they walk you through the steps to get into your computer to fix it. Then they say you need a new operating system. They will refund you the money you spent when you bought the computer...they then try to "wire" funds to you to then to credit you for the operating system you are supposed to buy. They "transfer" too much money and then want you to pay them back with a cc#. The situation is super stressful and that is how they get you. So far have not lost anything but time. Argh.
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Jul 1, 2019
Monetary Loss: $0
I got a pop up on my computer that my computer access as my blocked due to suspicion activity and to call 800 295 8386 immediately. I called the number and gave the access to my computer. Sam then asked for me to get a google play card and give him the information before he can fix the problem. I told him i dont have the money due to bills due.He then says, if i can just go get it i will get my money back in 15 mins. Me using my mind figured out it was a scam. They put more virus on to my computer and locked me out. I then called HP Tech support and let them know what happen. To sum it all up...... These ppl are a scam all around....... I called them back and let them know, I knew of what scam they running...... to say the least, I was cussed out and was called a b****. DON'T TRUST THEM...... FOLLOW YOUR GUT!!!!!!!