Thursday, 1 October 2015

Microsoft Received 175 000 Complaints About Telephone Scammers

Since May last year, Microsoft has more than 175,000 complaints received telephone scammers. It is in this case to telephone scammers posing as Microsoft employees. The scammers call people and say that there are problems with the computer, such as a malware infection.

It then attempts to get the victim to install a program that allows the scammer can take over your computer. Ultimately have to pay the victim for the correction of non-existent problems, which can amount to hundreds of euros. According to Microsoft this year will be an estimated 3.3 million people in the United States more than $ 1.5 billion to pay scammers. It is not clear whether this just about telephone scammers. In order for people to warn the scam Microsoft is working now with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). There is an information leaflet developed (pdf) and workshops are organized.

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