Microsoft phone scam hits Billings market

A phone scam has been making it’s way across the country and has hit Billings. Individuals have been receiving calls from someone claiming to be Microsoft. These scammers are attempting to obtain personal information by trying to convince you that there is an issue with your computer.

Not only can they infect your computer, and get your personal information, some of them are asking you to pay them, as they hold your computer for ransom.

Never give control remotely to your computer unless you know you are dealing with a legitimate IT representative.

We have had a few reports coming in from local customers that it has happened to them.

 

Here are a few articles that have some useful information:

http://www.news4jax.com/news/st-johns-county-deputies-warn-of-potential-phone-scam/25467038

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/phone-scam-targets-owners-of-microsoft-computer-products/25199714

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24535753/microsoft-tech-support-phone-scam-hits-dc-area#axzz2zFuqTcpy

 

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