Beware “Certified Microsoft Technician” phone scam

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Today I received a phone call from a person (woman?) with an Indian accent claiming to be with Microsoft.  She said that they had received reports from my computer that showed that I had been the victim of “online infections”.  These “infections” would need to be dealt with and this cold calling savior was there to rescue me.

Unfortunately for these scammers, I am actually a CompTIA A+ certified computer technician, and I was on to them from the moment they claimed to know something about my computer.  Here’s how the scam works, and how to protect yourself.

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