Online PC Care a scam

What information could "online pc care" a India cold call extract from my computer? They said they were Microsoft, I allowed them remotely into my computer, to fix a so called problem. I did not allow them to finish and disconncted when i contacted MSN to varify this procedure. I am recieving numerous threat calls from this  person from India.
 
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Last updated August 14, 2018 Views 94,172 Applies to:
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Definitely - No-one withouth physical access to your computer can legally know whether your computer is infected or not, and if anyone claims to, they are trying to scare you into paying possibly large sums of money for doing what you can do for yourself, for free.

 

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No, I don't work for Microsoft!
http://www.crashfixpc.co.uk

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What information could "online pc care" a India cold call extract from my computer? They said they were Microsoft, I allowed them remotely into my computer, to fix a so called problem. I did not allow them to finish and disconncted when i contacted MSN to varify this procedure. I am recieving numerous threat calls from this  person from India.

As you've realised - it was a scam!.
You now need to notify your bank, and anyone who you've had dealings with over the internet, shut down your PC, and do a reformat.reinstall - there is no telling what the scammer has installed on your PC without your knowledge.
If there's one thing certain in life, it's that MS doesn't have time to cold-call people. They spend too much time trying to catch pirates for that!
 
 

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Noel Paton
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http://www.crashfixpc.co.uk

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