|Not sure where to put this for the benefit of those who may otherwise fall for the con/scam... So parking it here at least.|
I post this for the benefit of those less knowledgable re' MS allegedly calling offering help. MS do not make unsolicited calls...
Just had a call from a chap (Asian - why are they so often Asian....?) claiming that "they" know my computer has been infected with a hacker virus; and asking me to spend a few minutes with him so he can help me resolve it. And of course his inevitable next step would have been a request to let him remote in...; and we know where that would led... Alleged he knows I've just logged into a Microsoft Server too. - which since I wasn't online just then clearly is B...S.
The number from which he called is 00151 55 10 105 (as shown on my call minder in the UK).
Naturally I didn't buy the story and advised him accordingly.
Be aware of the above number likely is just one of many these fakes/scammers use); and also again be aware that unsolicited offers of help over the phone, via email, popup messages etc. are trouble; and best ignored.