1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I received a call from <phone number redacted> telling me my email & ICS? had been hacked & complaints were made against my info. Please advise if this is fraud.

    Thank you,
    Caprice
    Last edited by jmshub; 03-02-2017 at 01:53 PM. Reason: removed phone number
    03-02-2017 01:47 PM
  2. jmshub's Avatar
    Hi Caprice,

    This is almost certainly a scam. There are scammers who claim to be from "Windows Support" or something similar and they con their way into remotely accessing your machine and then they can scan your PC for personal files, financial information, or else they'll install malware or ransomware to further increase your pain. I'd say you can go ahead and ignore this phone call.
    03-02-2017 01:59 PM
  3. CapriceP's Avatar
    Thank you very much, is there a place I can call to report this & give the phones numbers to?
    03-02-2017 02:11 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    03-02-2017 07:28 PM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Microsoft support would never contact you out of the blue. And they would only contact you via chat or email. It is very rare they would actually call you. At least with my experience of them at least. Report the number, it's a scam.
    libra89 likes this.
    03-03-2017 07:51 AM
  6. jeffchapik's Avatar
    You'd be lucky to be able to reach them if you tried.
    03-03-2017 12:27 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How can I share my phone's internet connection with my Windows 10 laptop?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-03-2017, 07:38 AM
  2. is there a working Instagram client for Windows Phone?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-02-2017, 10:40 PM
  3. Microsoft brings Yammer integration to Office 365 Groups
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-02-2017, 01:30 PM
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare gets 4 new maps with the Sabotage DLC pack
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-02-2017, 01:00 PM
  5. Microsoft promotes Windows 10 Mobile build 15043 to the Slow ring
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-02-2017, 12:40 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD