I got a call today from someone who sounded like they were calling from India saying he was calling to help me with my Microsoft driver issues. I asked him if he worked for Microsoft and he said yes. I told him I did not have any issues with my Microsoft software or drivers. I asked him if he could give me a number for Microsoft so I could call and confirm who he was. He said I can give you all of that information when you are at your computer.
I said no thanks and told him not to call me back.
Below, 800notes.com reports that this number belongs to TigerDirect – If this is they type of BS that Tiger Direct is engaged in to try and sell products or services, I’ll be sure to never purchase from them.
You can report this number and similar scam callers to the FTC at: report the numbers to the federal trade commissions at 877-382-4357
RE: hoax Microsoft windows security calls
After some additional research, it appears that this is not a new issue, hoax Microsoft security calls have been reported back as far as 2009…so the recent rise in Windows security calls seems to be rearing its ugly head again.
Note to Microsoft: You should publish some guidelines or information on how people can verify a phone call from Microsoft. If Microsoft makes no outbound service calls, let us know.