Me of all people, more than 12 year plus in the technology industry, I was shocked when I received a call today from the Microsoft Security center telling me that my computer had a serious virus. Hmmm I said how could this happen to me, I have antivirus software a commercial grade firewall, and keep my system locked down. I only install software that I know about so how could this happen to me?
Well let's just say that I played dumb and I really wish I have a recording of this conversation.
This person instructed me to look at logs and was very convincing. To make a long story very short when I said I think that you are not telling me the truth and I will call the FBI. I was transferred to his 'supervisory' who said if I did not do what they said they would call the FBI because I could stop the internet if they did not fix my computer.
I could break the internet O NO how bad could this be, what could have happened? If I do not do what they want they will send the FBI to my home?
To make a long story short this is a scam and Microsoft cannot detect errors nor do they have you phone number.
Just hang up.