Several members have reported receiving calls to their cell phone from someone who claims to be with Microsoft.  The scammers are asking the victims to agree to charges.  These calls are not from Microsoft; they are scammers attempting to gain personal information such as card numbers, passwords, or social security numbers.

This scam has been around for some time, but it seems that criminals have started targeting people in our area. Microsoft has a website with details about a variety of scams, and it includes the statement “If you receive an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft Support, hang up. We do not make these kinds of calls.”

If you believe you have given information to a scammer, please take action immediately:

Related Links

Identity Theft Resource Page

Microsoft.com page about Tech Support Scams