Help Protect Your Friends And Family From Phone Scams – Part deux

Help Protect Your Friends And Family From Phone Scams – Part deux

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Last May, Chris Di Lullo posted a great note regarding a phone scam that had been going around.

Well, they are back at it.  (I'm wondering if they ever stopped).

I received 3 calls this weekend from someone posing as a Microsoft employee offering to help me fix my machine.  So I thought to myself, “It’s time for a reminder”

Please tell all your friends and family about this so no one gets taken. There’s a great infographic that some of the folks here at Microsoft Canada have put together  about how to avoid phone scams that you can use to educate yourself, so you can educate others.  I’ve included it below.

 

 

1513_MSFT-PhoneScam-Infographic-FINAL

Protect yourself and your friends.  Spread the word! Like the shampoo commercials of the 80’s, let tells ours friends and have them tell their friends, and so on, and so on….

you get the picture.

Cheers!

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Pierre Roman, MCITP, ITIL | IT Pro Advisor
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  • Hi Pierre, I appreciate your advices.

  • Thanks for sharing Got a call like that, too. The scammer used the same story, it was about a problem with my computer and claimed he was with Microsoft. But I knew better. I hung up and reported the scam call to Callercenter.com.