Oh, Great, Another Scam! What a Surprise!
Does your computer operate using the Microsoft Windows system? Have you updated the operating system to the newest, or are you still using an older version like Windows 7? Then here is some exciting news. You could be in trouble if you're not careful.
Our news partner, Fox17, reports Microsoft announced earlier this month that they will no longer be providing free security updates or technical assistance for the Windows 7 operating system — and scammers are looking to capitalize on this, according to the Better Business Bureau.
The BBB says scammers are trying to convince Windows users that they can pay to update their "expiring Windows license." Wrong, wrong, wrong!
They say you may get a call from someone posing as a Microsoft employee, saying you need to upgrade your operating system in order for your computer to keep working. The fake Microsoft employee may tell you that you need to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, or that your Windows license is expiring.
Then, they are going to try to convince you to pay annual fees (that don't exist) in order to update your expired Windows license. They also might request remote access to your computer under the guise of installing new software.
THIS IS THE LINK to the complete article and what you can do about it.
Boy, our lives keep getting more complicated, don't they.