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Windowscare Phishing?


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Geekimnot

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Hi,

 

I just had a call (very bad line) from someone claiming to be from Microsoft. Got me as far as bringing up the window in the attached document

 

Then he wanted me to open 

 

http://windowscare.us/microsoft.com/

 

then

 

Get support

 

at this point he wanted to connect remotely, that was when I got really worried, he would not give me a number to call back so I hung up.

 

What worries me is that he had my name and address etc.

 

Is this a new threat?

 

Is my attached file a problem?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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It is good you did not give them access to your machine.  This is a scam.  Microsoft and their legitimate partners do not do this at all.  Always hang up on these people, they are random calling and they do not "know" anything about you that is not publicly available.

 

Never give information out to calls like this.


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Thanks for the response.

 

Thought it was a phishing trip, what really worries is that they had my name address and phone number.


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That information is all publicly available so do not worry.
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