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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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!
It's funny that I come across your question, because I received the same phone call this morning. It all started from an email that I thought was from Microsoft offering beta testing download for their new office suite.
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!
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!