Tech Support Scam

986 reports / 6 comments
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Unresolved

Turned off my computer when I did not buy his pck rotection plan

  • by: babswired29
  • #48867
  • Jun 16, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $Cost of computer.
Got phone call supposedly from Microsoft saying license was expiring. Called. They took over my computer. When I didn't buy protection, they locked me out. Called back and threatened to report them to BBB. Drake said, "Do that. I'm not turning your computer back on.
Names reported:
Drake Watson
Phones reported:
315-688-5058
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Attempted Scam

  • by: alregan
  • #48782
  • Jun 14, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
This man called my mother (who's 64), and the caller ID said "Scam Likely". He had an Indian accent and reported to be a tech from Windows claiming there was an issue with her computer. I called him out as a scammer and he quickly hung up.
Phones reported:
518-879-4266
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Microsoft scam

  • by: Canfoolme
  • #48774
  • Jun 14, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Callers with Indian( India) accents claimsing that my Microsoft license and anti virus has expired. The ask that you long into your computer and give them remote access.
Phones reported:
844-517-8655, 866-271-9516
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Attempted computer scam

  • by: Rds
  • #48733
  • Jun 13, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Called and said my computer had been reported for malicious behavior. Said he was from Microsoft support. Wanted me to spend $400 in Steam cards to fix hacker issues.
Names reported:
Steve
Phones reported:
919-585-4656
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Claiming to be microsoft, and that my computer was hacked

  • by: jsk
  • #48649
  • Jun 12, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
trying to get into my computer, claiming they were from Microsoft
Phones reported:
972-441-0548
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.
Unresolved

Calling about a computer i dont have claiming to work for windows

  • by: Helldrummer1134
  • #48615
  • Jun 12, 2018
  • Monetary Loss: $0
Calling about a computer I don't have then hanging up on me and then not answering when I call back
Phones reported:
248-999-6600
Identity Theft Risk:
 HIGH RISK  Click here for the explanation.