[Security] How to avoid phone scams, courtesy of Microsoft

April 20, 2012
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Phone scams are apparently popular in US and Europe. Microsoft advises us on how to avoid them. It is rare that you will be called by tech support if you haven’t called them back – this should seem suspicious to you. However, the most common problem in scams is when you give away your mobile number and you subscribe to a service you didn’t intend to. here’s a study on what such a scam could cost you:

Our only advice is never to trust such calls and even more, do not give away your cell number to anyone over the internet. Have you ever been a potential victim of such a scam? What was your response?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Dwells/1729456782 Michael Dwells

    I agree with the article. Never give out any personal information over the phone especially when it’s an anonymous call. If necessary, contact local authorities to get more information. And when you get a call suspicious call, get the phone number and look it up at http://www.callercenter.com right away. If the number comes up, then it’s most probably a scam and you better hang up. If it doesn’t, do some more research until you’re convinced it’s legit.





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