Microsoft tech scam targets Windows 10 upgrade

Posted at 6:46 PM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 21:46:19-04

If you've gotten the Microsoft tech call, then you already know the drill.

Scammers who say your computer has a virus, offering to help you clear it up by remotely accessing your computer.

Problem is, once they're inside, they hold your computer hostage until you wire them money to release it.

The scam has been going on for years, now the con artists are using legitimate information to get you to give in.

The newest variation involves offering to upgrade your computer to Windows 10 for free.

This a set up. Don't fall for it!

That upgrade is already free and you can do it yourself. Find out how to do that here.

Microsoft will not call you about fixing your computer issues.

So if you get the call, hang up, and block the number.

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