Microsoft is warning customers that with the holiday season here, scammers are active and will target anyone, stating, “The holiday season is a popular time for scammers as more people engage in online activities, including shopping, donating to charity and searching for travel deals.”
TAKE NOTE OF THE BELOW PRECAUTIONS
- Do not purchase any software or services from someone claiming to be from Microsoft.
- Ask if there is a fee or subscription associated with the “service.” If there is, hang up.
- Never give control of your computer to a third party unless you can confirm that it is a legitimate representative of a computer support team with whom you are already a customer.
- Take the caller’s information down and immediately report it to your local authorities.
- Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support.
WATCH WHAT MICROSOFT HAVE TO SAY
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We hope our customers, staff, friends and family all have a safe and happy Christmas and that 2015 is an even better year.
Stay safe on the road, on the internet and around the house and we look forward to continuing to support the seniors in our community next year.
Jane and Greg Millard and the team at Respite Now.