Another friend has fallen victim to the “Microsoft Tech Support” phone scam. Please, folks, remember this: neither Microsoft nor any other major software company, nor any computer manufacturer, INITIATES contact with their customers via telephone or “pop-up” windows that appear on your computer. Period. Full stop. Any such calls or pop-ups you receive are ALWAYS an attempt to get into your computer and steal from you. I repeat: they are ALWAYS scams!
This is what Microsoft says about these scams:
“Remember, Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. Any communication we have with you must be initiated by you.”
Please share this information as widely as possible!