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Q: Call from a potential scammer asking to check event viewer

i had a call from a guy with a heavy middle east accent asking me to go to eventvwr. i am reading your page saying it's a scam, but and I had already assumed it was a scam  and hung up. He said he was from Global computer services. What is the scam? what are they hoping to do?

Original Title: eventvwr

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A:

Yes. It is a scam.

See: http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx

 

See also: http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/msname.aspx

 

** Do not trust unsolicited calls. Do not provide any personal information. **

Here are some of the organizations that cybercriminals claim to be from:

  • Windows Helpdesk
  • Windows Service Center
  • Microsoft Tech Support
  • Microsoft Support
  • Windows Technical Department Support Group
  • Microsoft Research and Development Team (Microsoft R & D Team)
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Windows Insider MVP (Security), Moderator Microsoft Community

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