Phone virus scam who should i report this to?

June 18, 2011 at 09:46:09
Specs: Windows XP
Someone called me up, sounded like he was in an Indian call cntre and he said i had a malicious virus on my computer- he tried to get me to run a programme which would fix this. He said he worked or microsoft, then he changed his mind and said he worked for windows. He refused to give me a phone number, company name or let me speak to his supervisor, e was very insistent and when i refused to do what he was asking he tried to get me to run a file through ms dos instead. When i finally hung up on him he even tried ringing me back 4 times!! I know this is a virus scam but who do i report it to?

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June 18, 2011 at 10:45:56
It's pretty well known by now (especially in the UK). If you're in the US, look at the last link (suggests reporting to the FBI or IC3.gov):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/201...

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/life...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blo...

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