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    Default Just had microsoft call me... scam?

    I bought a new hard drive and Windows 7 the other week and built a new PC. I then bought Avast Pro virus

    I got a call today from an Indian guy telling me he was from Microsoft. He told me I had many viruses on my pc and that they would be affecting my pc performance and that I ran the risk of having microsoft close my system down. He then said could I go to my pc and go through some of the menus with him which I then told him he was having a laugh

    I then said its impossible its a new hard drive and how the hell did he get my name, number and address and I told him I did not believe he was from Microsoft. With that he hung up lol

    Sounds like a scam to me!

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    yep scam.

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    Scam! They have rang me a few times. It's fun winding them up though and they get really frustrated when you act all thick

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    Scam doing the rounds at the moment all over other forums

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    would be nice to know where they got your personal details from

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    would be nice to know where they got your personal details from

    where did you by the drive and windows from and did they ask for your name address etc as it sounds like the shop is sharing your private info

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    would be nice to know where they got your personal details from
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    Yip scam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6009tristanb View Post
    where did you by the drive and windows from and did they ask for your name address etc as it sounds like the shop is sharing your private info
    Well the hard drive is from CCL and I have ordered many times from them and never had probs as for the Windows

    So yeah I was surprised they had my details

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