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Blurmania53

Callers from malasyia wih bad english claim they are from MS tech support and that my mac has malware/virus and is the reason my mac is slow

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Hey guys. Some callers from malaysia with bad english just called my houses' telephone number withing 4 hours from 11 o clock in the moring to 3 o clock in the afternoon twice today. claiming that my computer has malware/virus and that my computer is part of microsoft global something group. The first time it was two women that said they above^and then  they called a second time and this time it was a man and he wanted to know how old i was, what i see in my computer now and they seem pretty upset when i did not give them concrete info.

To me this first looks like fraud because how would "they know if my computer is slow" and why are they calling from malayisa?. There is a microsoft offices here in sweden. I dont know guys what I should do but i was wondering what you guys think, is it too good to be true, i mean do ms really call up people like this and ask them their internet browsing habits, if you have social medias and use it and such for issues lke this?

 

Thing is my mac is slow but its a standard mac from 2009 and i got it from my school. I have not downloaded anything illegal or installed anything illegal. Seems something fishy here.

 

according to this page its a scam: http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx

 

help guys?

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forgot to add that they said "they claim to be part of microsoft tech support!"

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I'd run a virus scan anyway (using legit softwate) since theirs no harm in it but this is definitely a scam, ignore their phone calls.

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I'd run a virus scan anyway (using legit softwate) since theirs no harm in it but this is definitely a scam, ignore their phone calls.

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Sorry for the multiple posts, stupid phone.

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my mac cant  use a anti-virus/ it doesn have one Its has things like file- vault, prevent unathorized access from unlicensed applications and my firewall is on. Out teacher said that when we first got them , we did not need an antivirus.

know of any legitimate sofware for mac osx mountain lion versions 10 .8.5 and up?

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 they also said they could not speak with anyone below 25. Aldo Xbox support which I tweeted to even though it should have been to ms support,  and they tweeted this to me: hey there, we will never call you in regards to your pc/ my mac) or console. The callers are not legitimate support"

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Ive never heard of tech support calling you instead of the other way around.

And 25 wdf.. Is that even the legal age of adulthood in ANY country!?. Ive seen 16-21. But not 25

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Ive never heard of tech support calling you instead of the other way around.

And 25 wdf.. Is that even the legal age of adulthood in ANY country!?. Ive seen 16-21. But not 25

YEAH i thought that was weird as well. ms support just retweeted me and said the same things as xbox support, that it was a phising scam and sent this link. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/outlook/abuse-phishing-junk-email?linkId=16409446%C2'> it was through the phone they did it. I'll write down the number if they call again and f they do I have to report it.

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Ms tech support... Mac

Mac

MAC

 

my computer is part of microsoft global something group.

 

Thing is my mac is slow but its a standard mac from 2009 and i got it from my school. I have not downloaded anything illegal or installed anything illegal. Seems something fishy here.

Standard aka OSX which is not a MICROSOFT product.

Know your system, dude.

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Ms tech support... Mac

Mac

MAC

 

Standard aka OSX which is not a MICROSOFT product.

Know your system, dude.

^I knew that, i knew from the beginning cause they asked which computer type I use like mac or windows.

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Microsoft still has software for macs though yknow... Word being the most common.

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