Windows 10: Bogus "Microsoft" Telephone calls

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #51

    flycaster said: View Post
    About two weeks ago I got a call from an "MS tech" telling me that my MS windows computer was being hacked and they could solve this issue if I let them in. Over the years I have received similar calls. Well, of course, I just love these calls. So, after playing real naive for a while, I complemented the guy at the other end on his command of English (he was speaking with an accent) and how well he understood me. He acknowledge my "compliment." And. with that, I told him to "go **** himself."

    Now here's the interesting part. I had the phone number of his call and looked it up. Would you believe that it was MS's number on 42nd street Manhatten??? However, his call was just a few minutes after MS's closing time???
    Number spoofing is known for long time.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #52

    flycaster said: View Post
    Now here's the interesting part. I had the phone number of his call and looked it up. Would you believe that it was MS's number on 42nd street Manhatten??? However, his call was just a few minutes after MS's closing time???
    It's trivially easy to spoof a calling number. Here in the UK they have in the past used an old (no longer in use) Microsoft number for their HQ in Reading.
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       4 Weeks Ago #53
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #54

    CountMike said: View Post
    Number spoofing is known for long time.
    Didn't know that. Now I know. Thanks.
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