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Police issue Microsoft fraud warning

Tuesday, February 25, 2014   by: Kate Adams

North Bay Police Service
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People receive a fraudulent email claiming to be The Microsoft Corporation and they have found a serious problem with the victim’s computer.

The email appears to be very official and they offer to correct the problem for a nominal fee.

They request you give your credit card number, personal information and control of your computer over to them.

Your credit card subsequently gets maxed out and they may get access to your accounts.

There are several variations of both of these frauds.

The North Bay Police encourage the public not to respond to any email requests for money, credit card numbers or personal information.  

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BIGAPPLE 2/26/2014 7:49:47 AM Report

I have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be from Microsoft and telling me that there is a serious problem with my computer that they can help me with. I know there's nothing wrong with it cause I perform checks on it constantly. They call my house several times a day and when I tell them that there is nothing wrong they laugh and ask me how I know and if I'm a computer technician. These phone calls are very annoying and I wish there was a way to stop them. I've told these people that my phone is tapped and the calls are being traced but they laugh and say the number is untraceable. It is getting to the point where I want to cancel my landline and just use my cell phone but with my luck they would get that number as well. Just goes to show you that people can access your personal information so easily now a days its scary.
greatger 2/26/2014 3:15:43 PM Report

Anyone know where you can change your email for this site. It's not under Update Profile. My email address has changed 3 times since I first registered to this site.
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