Does Microsoft or Windows have any conenction with Comantra?

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Has Windows any connection with Comantra who claim to act on your behalf to sort out problems with pc's ?
 

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Comantra is a Technical support company...we are [a certified Microsoft partner]

Not anymore!

Microsoft dumps [India-based Comantra certified Gold] partner over telephone scam claims (21 Sept-11)
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/09/21/microsoft-dumps-partner-telephone-support-scam/

What is a Microsoft [Gold] Certified Partner?
http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2011/09/microsoft-removes-gold-certified.html

Also see:

    •  I received a Phone Call From Someone claiming I have a Virus
       http://answers.microsoft.com/thread/4489f388-d6de-416d-9158-0079764bb001

Related:


     'Microsoft Support' calls - now with ransomware! (02 Oct-13)
     http://isc.sans.edu/diary/%22microsoft+support%22+calls+-+now+with+ransomware/16703


     When fake malware phones - Malware Protection Center blog
     http://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2013/03/06/when-fake-malware-phones.aspx


     What to do if you think you have been a victim of a scam
     http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-scams.aspx#Victim


     FTC complaint names six businesses with operations in US and India that tricked consumers into spending hundreds of dollars on bogus technical support (04 October 2012)
     http://www.informationweek.com/security/privacy/ftc-disconnects-tech-support-telemarketi/240008480


     HOW TO Report such scams to the FTC (US-only)
     https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov


More...

HOW TO combat tech support phone scams
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2013/05/23/how-to-combat-tech-support-phone-scams.aspx

HOW TO Avoid Phone Scams & Other Cybercriminal Tech Support Scams
http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx

HOW TO Avoid [phone & email] scams that use the Microsoft name fraudulently
http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/msname.aspx 

[Last Revised - 03 May 2014]

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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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