Microsoft Scam Alert

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Microsoft Scams

Know Your Options and Recover Your Funds

On May 24th, 2024, BrokerComplaintRegistry received notice about a possible scam through its CRM system. The SEC also cautioned about this type of fraud. Our review indicates that individuals claiming to be from Microsoft often trick people into revealing their personal or financial information through phishing attempts. These scams present with the following red flags:

  • Unsolicited Contact: Microsoft (or any legitimate company) won’t initiate unsolicited contact via phone calls, text messages, or social media to fix your computer or request personal information.
  • Urgency or Pressure: Scammers often create a sense of urgency or pressure to make you act quickly and irrationally.
  • Suspicious Requests: They might ask you to download software, give remote access to your computer, or provide personal or financial information.

Don’t respond to calls, texts, or messages, and don’t click on any links or download any files. Never share your credit card details, passwords, or social security numbers with unsolicited callers.

Report the Scam:

If you receive a suspicious email claiming to be from Microsoft, report it to them directly through their official channels. Report the scam attempt to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US or the relevant authority in your country.

Report the scam to BrokerComplaintRegistry, an organization dedicated to investigating online scams and helping victims in the process of fund recovery.