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The Windows R Scam – how it works and how to avoid it

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in scams | 28 comments

“Microsoft Tech Support” also known as the “Windows R” Scam and how to avoid it…. Have you ever received a call from someone with a heavy Indian accent from Microsoft saying your computer had errors or viruses? The purpose of these calls is to get an easy $299 (or whatever amount they choose) by scaring you into thinking there’s something really wrong with your computer and that they can fix it for you. Here’s a report I found online and thought I would share here as it may help some of my own readers avoid this scam…. These telephone based scams have been going on for many years and scammers keep robbing innocent people sadly because their success ratio is still worth their time and effort. It happens that I got ‘the call’ while minding my own business on...

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