Microsoft Scam

@just4him (112936)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
November 3, 2016 7:31pm CST
I got the scam twice now today. The first time I was able to use my tablet to keep interacting with you all. However, this last time, I found a low battery on the tablet, so it's recharging. Watched two episodes of M.A.S.H. and hope the problem is history and I won't see it anymore tonight. I want to get caught up and get some work done on my book. I'm currently working on today's notifications, so that's a good thing. If I see that scam again though, I'll just need to come back tomorrow and hope everything has righted itself in the Internet world by then. Have you had some unexpected problems today? I probably asked that on the other post, so sorry if you've already answered that question. It's just so annoying. Thanks for reading.
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@BelleStarr (37614)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Nov 16
Yes I got one of the scam things this morning and had to turn off the computer
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
It's a royal pain isn't it?
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@cacay1 (32725)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Nov 16
BelleStarr , really? scary, thanks you put off your computer.That was annoying.
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@BelleStarr (37614)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Nov 16
@just4him It rather took over my computer and I had to go to task manager to get it off my screen!!
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@Susan2015 (20415)
• United States
4 Nov 16
That one has been going around for a while. It is frustrating when it happens.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
Yes it is and I got it twice today.
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@cacay1 (32725)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Nov 16
I am always experiencing this.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
@cacay1 That's too bad. I hate when it happens. So far today everything is good.
@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
4 Nov 16
I haven't had any problems today but it does happen from time to time. Hope tomorrow so a better day.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
I hope so too.
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@cacay1 (32725)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Nov 16
@Happy2BeMe, There are so many of them .
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@tammys85 (9714)
• United States
4 Nov 16
Wait, what scam is this? think I missed something here, but I wasn't on here much during the day. I hope you didn't encounter anymore problems with it.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
Microsoft scam. I got that one twice yesterday. I also had a lot of redirecting going on all day. It's all good today.
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@tammys85 (9714)
• United States
5 Nov 16
@just4him Is that what the Microsoft scam is? It redirects? I'm glad it's not bothering you today.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Nov 16
@tammys85 Yes, they redirect and basically make it impossible to do anything with the computer until you shut it down and reboot. So far I've had no problems again yesterday or so far today, though today is still early, I'm going to claim no problems today either.
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• United States
4 Nov 16
No problems for me (I don't have Microsoft) but I have been seeing a lot of people having trouble with Microsoft lately!
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@cacay1 (32725)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby , What is yours? Mine is Windows 10.
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• United States
4 Nov 16
@cacay1 I don't have a PC. I am using a MAC.
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@cacay1 (32725)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Nov 16
@infatuatedbby That is nice all the time with you,
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
4 Nov 16
I've had a few, one with my laptop but sorted it out, thankfully.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
I'm just glad I haven't had any with the tablet yet.
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
4 Nov 16
@just4him That is good, news you haven't.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Nov 16
yes micro soft claimed that my computer had a virius now I have avast virus protection sd i hit co ntrol f6 and got rid =okf their scam My co mputer has not been infected at all.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
I love Avast. My computer isn't infected either, even though the scam says it is.
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@cacay1 (32725)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Nov 16
@just4him , That is fine , mine too AVAST.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
4 Nov 16
I got an email from the so called microsoft just Wednesday - I thought it to be a scam as well
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
I'm sure it was.
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@jstory07 (66020)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Nov 16
I hope you will not get that scam again. That can be very irriating.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
I hope not too. Yes it can.
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@sugartoes (40000)
• Greencastle, Indiana
4 Nov 16
sorry you having prob's with your computer hopefully you can work them all out soon
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
That would be a good thing.
• Rochester, New York
4 Nov 16
I did when I first signed onto myLot.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
Royal pain isn't it?
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@MarymargII (9573)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 Nov 16
What is the scam about and how can you tell?
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
Microsoft comes up with a message saying your computer has been blocked. In order to get it off your computer you need to do the CTRL, Alt, delete and shut down. It's a scam. There's usually nothing wrong with the computer. There will be a phone number for you to call so somebody can hijack all your info while telling you you have a huge problem with your computer. The problem begins when you make that call. Don't do it. Just shut down and power back up and you'll be fine until the next time. I had it happen twice yesterday. It's all good today. I've had no popups or scams coming my way.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Nov 16
@just4him Oh Lordy- I have had that happen in the past- yes- they hijacked my computer and my husband had to get it off! Why do you call it the MICROSOFT scam?
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Nov 16
@MarymargII Because that's what it says when it comes up. They pass themselves off as Microsoft to make you believe you have something wrong with your computer and you need to take care of it right away.
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@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
4 Nov 16
That thing is a pain but at least not there all the time. My book is coming along but I'm having an issue. What else is new.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
I'm glad your book is coming along. So is mine, finally.
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
4 Nov 16
@just4him good for you
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Nov 16
@Bluedoll I finally added to my total today. So it's going quite well.
@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Nov 16
just the ongoing cramps... blech
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
Those will pass.
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• Centralia, Missouri
4 Nov 16
@just4him I just wish they'd hurry up and be done
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
@Jessicalynnt I know what you mean. I had terrible cramps.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
4 Nov 16
I'm so sorry for you. I hate my photo problems!!!!!
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
Yesterday was a nightmare on here. Today, everything is working good.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
4 Nov 16
@just4him I'm happy to hear that.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Nov 16
@DianneN Thank you.
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• United States
4 Nov 16
What Microsoft problem?
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
It was a scam. Microsoft itself had nothing to do with it. A warning comes up on my computer telling me my computer has been blocked, which it wasn't, and that I would need to call a number to get it taken care of. It's a scam and it happened twice yesterday among all the other redirecting screens I was getting.
• United States
4 Nov 16
@just4him That happened to me years ago - I was told by my computer guy to run a scan and all was well.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Nov 16
@AbbyGreenhill I usually do that, but I just ran scans last week, so didn't do it again yesterday.
@Daljinder (21194)
• India
4 Nov 16
My PC did an auto-update recently! It was on Windows 10.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
That's not all bad. I love Windows 10.
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@Daljinder (21194)
• India
4 Nov 16
@just4him Yeah Its doing fine until now.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
@Daljinder That's good.
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@alberello75 (17125)
• Genova, Italy
4 Nov 16
Excuse me, but the tablet does not have the Android operating system, which is not Microsoft? At least that of my brother was. Inherently talking about unforeseen, now I should go to the clinic to take free my medicines. However, maybe I'll take the bus, but without ticket! I could risk a fine. Now I see what to do ... Regards, Alessandro
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
My tablet is an Android. I hope you get your medicine okay.
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@alberello75 (17125)
• Genova, Italy
4 Nov 16
@just4him Yes, I have taken them.
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@shshiju (10373)
• Cochin, India
4 Nov 16
I have no feel of any scams. Going smoothly
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
That's great!
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@LadyDuck (151923)
• Switzerland
4 Nov 16
No, I am glad that I had no problems today. No scams.
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@just4him (112936)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Nov 16
That's good.
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