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microsoft-lottery-scamThis scam seems to have been revitalised again, now this has been happening for almost 3 years that I am aware of and its still happening!

I received a call from Microsoft this morning, the phone number was 0200 333 1312.

The Indian guy told me that my computer had a virus, so I asked how he knew, he replied that he worked for Microsoft and they know these things – so I asked what Software I had and what Virus had infected my computer, was it a Trojan, malware, spybot, and did it have a TSR – His reply was no, it’s a virus! (All the ones I mentioned are various forms of virus)
I then asked how will I clean a virus from my PC when it’s not on the internet (tactics)
He hung up!

People, please share this and BE AWARE!!

This is a SCAM, they gain access to your system via remote and charge you for the privilege – they can then install key loggers to allow them to record all your user-names and passwords for ALL your accounts!


  1. Microsoft will NEVER call you at home – if anyone calls claiming you have an issue on your computer, tell them to YOU work for Microsoft and demand they tell you EXACTLY which office and department they work in, see how fast they hang up!
    NEVER take a cold call who tries to get access to your PC or tells you its broken – HOW WOULD THEY KNOW???
  2. Facebook – Hmmmmmm – you all have it and yet loads of people still post with their setting on PUBLIC – ensure ALL your posts are friends ONLY – this stops scammers, hackers etc getting to know ANY of your personal details!!!
    Go through ALL the settings and lock it down!

A few other bits to read:

Our Facebook and email accounts are open to snooping, Government admits


Learn How to Opt-Out of Facebook Web Browsing History Tracking

How thieves can track down your address ONE MINUTE after you update Facebook and Twitter with your holiday plans

How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail

Public Posting on Facebook – The risks and issues

Did you know that if you go on Holiday and you post it on Facebook, your Insurance company have no LEGAL requirement to pay insurance on the event of a robbery/break in because you told people you are away….

Please rate this and then share with your family & friends!

UPDATE 26/09/14

This is the phone number that called my client, it seems he is not the only one who has been fooled by these scumbags!

Steve P

I started on computers back in the days of the Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum, back when people were coming to terms with how great their new digital watch was. Even though I worked in DIY Shops, Fancy Goods, the building trade, DJ'ing etc, my main interest and passion was always in coding, graphics and games. I decided to take the plunge into computer shops in the mid 90's and in 2003 set up my own computer business. I have a simple work ethic which is I prefer to make a little money often, rather than charging a fortune and losing customers. This has proven to work for me and my customers. In all the years I have traded I have never advertised and yet each week, I get new customers through recommendations - there is no higher praise :)

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