Crooks Impersonate Microsoft Technicians

Our Call for Action office got two identical calls about this scam from viewers so we know crooks are targeting Colorado Springs right now.

The voice on the other end has a foreign accent and claims to work for Microsoft.

The stranger explains that your computer is infected and offers to help get rid of the virus if you follow his instructions.

But don't fall for it. Even though they're smooth talkers, these guys only want to download your personal data and steal your information.

To make things worse they'll also ask you to pay them $300 for a protection plan.

Remember this, Microsoft will never, ever call you and tell you... your computer's infected. So tell the guys who bother you on the phone to get lost.

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  • by Linda Location: Colorado Springs, CO. on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:46 AM
    Betty, I'm still getting calls from these people. He gave me a phone number of 817-229-4024 Just like you said, a man with a middle eastern accent, sounds very convincing!!! Just wanted to let you know this is my 3rd call from them, you may want to re-report it. Thank you!!! You're the best!!!! Linda Clark
  • by Robert Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 17, 2011 at 04:46 AM
    I received a call a few nights ago, knowing it was a scam I played along with the guy. When I told him my PC was not hooked up to the internet and there would be no way for my system to have a virus, he told me the PC did not have to be hooked up to the internet. The virus could go through the air waves. He told me I was wasting his time and I said, " I was just keeping him on the line so the call could be traced". He hung up pretty fast.
  • by Deb Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:52 AM
    These guys called my 80 year old father and tried the same thing --TWICE! Please beware!!
  • by Chris Location: Elgin, IL on Nov 16, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    I got one of those calls at my home last night. They are targeting homes all over. Don't fall for it!
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