Unsolicited phone calls from MS

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  1. Posts : 1
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    Unsolicited phone calls from MS


    How do I resolve the number of calls I am getting from MS by people I cannot understand? How do I know they are valid?
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  2. #Moderated User Test LEAVE#'s Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro (64Bit)
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    Hello,
    The only way to know it is valid is if you had them call you
    if so then your all set if not then write down the number that you are receiving and contact MS and if it is not them report who ever is doing it to them.
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  3. Posts : 1,113
    win 10 pro x64 os build 20H2
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    Ignore them MS will not call you they don't make house calls unless you specifically schedule a call back from them, otherwise they will not call you, i have gotten a number of the calls you speak of usually they say windows support that is not MS do not let them connect to you PC. microsoft will call from a 425 number and it shows up on caller id as Microsoft corp, i know this as i had to schedule a call back with xbox support and MS support, and they specifically identify themselves a microsoft support. and if you revers phone the number it says redmond wa 1 microsoft way.
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  4. #Moderated User Test LEAVE#'s Avatar
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    Hi TonyB Perfect that's everything I wanted to say but could it:)
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  5. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
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    I let them talk and pretend I am actually doing what they are telling me to do. I kept one guy on for about 15 minutes and then I asked him if he is sure this will work on a MAC.:)
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    u are welcome 1029rjmenvy17t
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  7. Word Man's Avatar
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    Yep, wouldn't be surprised if there has been a big uptick in the frequency of those calls at this point in our "cyberhistory". I received one just the other day to my unlisted number. Told them I didn't have time to "fool" with them (the truth) and asked them not to call back.
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  8. Posts : 244
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
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    Unsolicited phone calls from MS


    if they are the ones saying it is Microsoft Support then it is a scam! they sound like they are from India? then its a scam. if the number is a 888 then its a scam.
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  9. XweAponX's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
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    What I do is I make my land lime redirect to my iPhone and then I use TruCaller to help track them down. I have a couple of other Tracking Apps and a tweak that unblocks the number of callers who have their number blocked. I get a lot of calls from people misrepresenting Apple, Microsoft, even Asus. I keep a log pf each call, the numbers, and when they called and I report them to http://donotcall.gov - You have to register your numbers first, if I'm not sure if a call was redirected from my land line I report it to both of my registered numbers.
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  10. z3r010's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Workstation x64
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    It's definitely a scam, I normally ask what they are wearing and let it go down hill from there
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