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Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft say that XP has been compromised

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Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft say that XP has been compromised

Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft saying that XP has been compromised thru emails and wants to access my machine before close down to clean it (I should coco!).  Last scheduled scan Friday morning and all in order.  Is this Kosher?  Anyone experienced the same?

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F-Secure Product Expert

Re: Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft say that XP has been compromi

Hi,


Microsoft never calls you, you call them Smiley Happy

Someone is trying to trick you, see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2010/03/09/don-t-fall-for-phony-phone-tech-support....

Maybe time to blog about this?

Best Regards,
Peter
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F-Secure Product Expert

Re: Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft say that XP has been compromi

Hi,


Microsoft never calls you, you call them Smiley Happy

Someone is trying to trick you, see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2010/03/09/don-t-fall-for-phony-phone-tech-support....

Maybe time to blog about this?

Best Regards,
Peter
Scholar

Re: Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft say that XP has been compromi

Hello Peter,

Thanks for the confirmation of suspicions of a con.  This silver surfer wouldn't know where to begin a blog.  So I'll go quiet and pull my head down from the parapet.  Nice to know a truth about MS calling one - they don't

emkaybee

F-Secure Product Expert

Re: Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft say that XP has been compromi

This silver surfer wouldn't know where to begin a blog.

 
What I had in mind was to actually cover this topic on our own "News from the Lab" blog at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/


Already posted the suggestion to the relevant team, so let's see what comes out.

 

Best Regards,
Peter
Scholar

Re: Just had a phone call from someone purporting to be from Microsoft say that XP has been compromi

Phew, that's a relief.  I look forward to your wise words.

Regards