'Windows Service Centre' possible scam?Watch
Had a call today from the 'Windows Service Centre' regarding error reports from mine and my dad's PC's..
Basically the guy was saying that my software warranty is up (I know) but as a Windows customer they can still help clean my PC up and get it running better..
I thought OK.. so the guy takes me through a few 'run' commands and shows me lists of malware or corrupted files or whatever...
Then asks me to go 'www.windowspccare.info'. Check that link out of you want, he said it wasn't the right page, so he sent me to another site and asked me to install the following program so the technicians can see what needs to be deleted or something like that...
Anyway that's as far as I got, I told him that program or website looked suspicious and that I wasn't going to go any further.. he went on and on explaining how Windows software warrantys work, how the Service Centre technicians can help etc.. but something just didn't feel legit to me..
Anyone had this happen? The number he gave me was 02081332998, which doesn't bring up anything of use when Google'd...
Anyway I didn't install anything despite his 'advice'......
You made the right decision. Stay away from these people.
Or, even if the downloaded files aren't Rats/malwares, its a way to trick people into paying money for a non-existent service. Was really popular before, can't believe people are still falling for these.
Seems quite popular in the UK
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