A foreign sounding man, hard to understand called me
this morning 6.21.11 and tried to scare me into believing he was with Microsoft and that I had serious problems with both my Windows XP and Windows 7 programs. He insisted that I go to my computer and bring up mytechonline.net and click on the American flag and then go to the access to Microsoft tech assistant icon. When I kept asking him questions, he was difficult to understand but when I brought up the tech icon it asked for my name and pin#. When I quickly scanned the page, I said are you trying to sell me something, how do I know you are a legitimate Microsoft rep…and is this a scam or are you trying to download a virus on my system. He said he was legit, but that if my warantee with my programs had expired, there would be a onetime fee. I refused to give my pin # and told him I was not going to follow his instructions and hung up. I called back the 559-478-7796 # that showed on my phone I.D. Another man answered, when I asked what company I was calling…he hung up. I have put a warning on Facebook and when I looked at the Mytechonline website, I see it was the same tel. # I had just called back. I wrote them a complaint on their site saying it was a shoddy way to do business, that I have put a warning on Facebook and would notify the media.
The person I talked with was pushy, hard to understand, kept insisting I had serious problems with my programs and that he was calling to help…that the problems were nationwide and led me to believe he was with Windows…and I knew that if anything were really wrong, I would have received notices from Windows themselves on my computers and patches, updates etc.
So beware - this is a telemarketing scam to scare you into buying their product!
Pat Johnson - Florida
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