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Someone had just contacted my house claiming that they represented Microsoft and that my computer has been infected. He directed me to a technician who had me run AMMYY admin. I did so for 3 seconds and then turned it off because it was very iffy. Anyways, I told them to cease calling my house and they continued to do so. The last conversation was a man stating "I'm going to **** your computer, I have your computer ID.".......Help???
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Honestly if they needed you to do stuff on your computer it's because they suck and they can't access it by themselves.
Call the cops and don't tell the scammers.
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yea its a scam, contact your isp and police.
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Reformat if you're super scared. Sounds like a hollow threat, but I'm not sure. I would just hope no really sensitive information is on that computer. If it was a real threat something would probably have happenned by now...
 
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Microsoft will never directly contact you...especially by phone...

lesson learned?

I dunno. Boot in safe mode, scan via malwarebytes?
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Well, this thread certainly made me laugh.
    
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Yea, call the cops. You got social engineered man, don't trust people over the phone just like over the internets.
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I wouldnt sweat it, im not sure what they meant by 'computer ID', sure he didn't say IP?
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I have no idea. The said person was conversing with my mother.
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Someone had just contacted my house claiming that they represented Microsoft and that my computer has been infected. He directed me to a technician who had me run AMMYY admin. I did so for 3 seconds and then turned it off because it was very iffy. Anyways, I told them to cease calling my house and they continued to do so. The last conversation was a man stating "I'm going to **** your computer, I have your computer ID.".......Help???
If anyone comes by, judt hit them with somthing large and blunt, or small and sharp.
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