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Have you ever been the victim of a phone scam?


I received a call the other day from someone who tried to tell me they were from Microsoft, and my computer had a virus. They wanted me to log on to their site so they could "help" me. I have a friend who lost $4000 when she received a phone call from a teenager pretending to be a grandchild who had been in a car accident. What kind of phone calls have you had from scammers?

 

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    Deborah-Diane 4 years ago

    These email scams are horrible, too! I have had a number of dishonest phonecalls, especially since I moved to an over-55 community, and I feel like they are trying to focus on senior citizens. However, maybe people of all ages are targeted!


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Denise W Anderson (denise.w.anderson) says

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    Deborah-Diane 4 years ago

    This company that is pretending to be Microsoft needs to be shut down. I'm glad you wrote a Hub about it. I also wrote a blog post about it. Hilariously, an elderly man I know also got the call, and he doesn't even own a computer!

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    Deborah-Diane 4 years ago

    Since I asked this question, I have had several friends receive calls that were supposed to be Microsoft's Help Desk offering to help them save their computers from a virus. One elderly man said he listened, then told them he didn't own a computer!