Turned on my computer to find my browser blocked. A message said I was blocked by Microsoft because I had a toxic virus and that I should call the number on the screen. The customer service person sent me to a technician who scanned my pc and installed malwareby. (I do not at this time see any lingering problems but have only run a McAfee scan.) I had to buy a continuing tech service -- a lifetime service would be $2000 drawn to West Corp Payments. In a few hours I cancelled this payment. I am now being called to make good on this payment.
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Computer shut down
Jan 31, 2019
Monetary Loss: $0
Looking up recipe got msg saying my computer was frozen. I needed to stay on the phone, do not shut computer down (hello) but I didn’t know I could get back up and running by shutting down for 7. Seconds. Told me they were located in NY city but all 3 people I talked with for 4 hours and 10 minutes, sounded like they were from India. I could see them moving around in my computer. It was horrible. I should have called my computer guy before calling them but I was scared admin computer would not work again. Silly but horrible. Never again.n
A company saying it was APPLE computer told me I had many viruses--I was suspicious but couldn't check them out. Are they a scam or not? I started on this before with you a few minutes ago and lost it and signed up with you.
a message came on my screen that my computer was block and to call this number I did they said the would help me and I have to pay they by a withdrawel from my bank which I did and then I found out that if i just shut it off it cleared the screen and everything worked they cashed the check and can not get to them to get my money back
My computer was blocked and Microsoft advised me to call pcfix247. pcfix charged me 198.00 or so before fixing the problem and tried to sell me their protection programs (Using "scare tactics"). After the technician allegedly fixed the problem, he also kept insisting that I purchase their protection program. I continued to refuse to purchase their program, more than a half dozen times, and finally, he wanted his supervisor to talk to me. I then realized that their primary mission is to sell the protection policy which is renewable every year, totaling to thousands of dollars at the day's end. An agent at pcfix called me couple times, but I could not fully understand what the person was saying. Their phone prfix number is 888 and I am wondering if they are located outside of United States. I also received an e-mail from pxfix, and there is a warning statement (From Microsoft Windows?) attached to the mail that reads: Be careful. This message might me a phishing scam."
My PC became locked with only a phone number to call for Windows support. The Call went to PCFIX247 who insinuates that it is Microsoft. Michael took over my computer and showed me that I had a IP address breech and I needed to purchase a Network Protection Plan.
$499.99 for 2 years
$1099.99 for Lifetime
I declined after over an hour of them changing plans and not being truthful
My computer runs OK now?