This happened on Thursday...
I received a phonecall from an asian man claiming to be from microsoft, tellling me that they had identified 1300 or so errors and 300 yellow flags on my computer and was at risk of shutting down completly.I asked how he had this info and he said from my IP address, he also told that repairs can be done off-line so i shouldn't worry
He said I should switch on my PC and press windows and R simultaniously.
At this point I asked him his name 'Auther, and he gave me a phone number 020xxxxx(can't remember) . I told him that I could not do anything at this moment as I was just putting my 5year old daughter to bed.
He insisted go on my PC as he said I may only have 1/2 hour before PC becomes inoperable).
I asked him if he had children (he said he had a 18month old daughter), so I asked if he would leave her alone in the bathroom whilst he went off to sort his PC?
He ws about to insist again and I told him the conversation was over, and he should ring back at a more convinient time.(giving me time to chat to you guys)
Anyway yesterday he rang twice but wife answered and told him I was not here, and today he has rang 3 times, but unhappy wife fobbed him off again.
On a couple of occasions when something on PC has crashed and it asks if you want to report it to microsoft I have pressed yes.
If he is bone-fide then it would be good to sort any errors
A well known scam. MS will never call you . Some people let these scammers hold on until they give up, others simply put the phone down. I bet he did not give you his phone no. I think its best just to put the phone down.
Paul-has-more-of-a-clue...:@), recently I've had two similar phone calls and I can't help but laugh. I honestly can't help it. You get a phoney call from someone who purports to work for Microsoft, in a serious but barely understandable voice, then I crack up. I find it very amusing and when I laugh they very rudely hang up.
Strange conniving people methinks. Still, I have a good chuckle.