This number called me at work and claimed that my email had been showing activity in Ohio and other states (I live in Texas). What concerned me is that the caller (Indian-accented man with surprisingly decent English) knew my first name, last name, and my professional email address. I just told him he was using the oldest trick in the book and hung up. Do NOT answer calls from this number, and if you must, don't give them ANY information!!
Got an alert on my computer that said "call 1-800-642-7676" DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBER its spam. They also told me that they had used my IP address and I use a chrome book. They are trying to get your information. Shut down your phone / computer / ect. Down fast
This Number comes up as Booker T.Washington Middle School on Call ID. Scam guard shows it as scam caller
Someone just called me and after I wouldn't answer any of his questions and continued asking him what was this concerning,he told me my phone was hacked and my number was being used without my permission. What concerns me he knew my daughters name.
Pennsylvania Mar 18th, 2019
Called me 3 times in a period of 15 minutes. I didnot answer. They didnot leave a message. Just asked is anyone there over and over. Scam
This is a phone number linked with Microsoft, so beware. I received a call with a gentleman saying I had many issues on my PC. I do not, it is a company computer monitored 24/7 remotely. If you call this number, you will contact Microsoft. If this number calls you, it is a scam.
Shimane Japan Feb 20th, 2019
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This number called me today 2/3/2019 and yesterday, 2/2/2019. I did not answer. Verified the number in internet. Too many spoofed calls...
This number called my cell phone. I don't answer names/numbers I don't know. When I checked voicemail, it sounded like a call center, and the man had a foreign accent (perhaps India). He kept asking if I could hear him or if I was there. I guess he didn't know he was on voicemail. I blocked the number.
Rec'd call earlier broken English said it was Samuel from AOL...
I contacted Microsoft support this evening via their web page, requested a phone call and was contacted within 1 minute from phone number: 425-635-2970
. During this call I was told I needed to speak with their tech support but the transfer line was down. They suggested I call their tech support directly using this phone number: 866-425-8809
, which I did. I spoke with "Julia" who transferred me to Surface support (mistake) who transferred me back to "regular" support who helped me with my computer problem by remoting in.
During the remote session/phone call combo with the friendly Microsoft associate who helped me I received two unanswered calls from 1 (800) 642-7676.
Is this 800 number legit? I honestly don't know. I was helped by the call I requested to Microsoft.
California Dec 28th, 2018
November 14, 2018 This is the genuine # for Microsoft Tech Support. However, they will NOT initiate a call to customers except in the case of a customer having already called them and a "call back" time has been scheduled. Calls coming from that number initially are therefore SCAM. The scammer shows the Microsoft number on their phone in an attempt to fool the receiver. When I called, MS Tech Support took my email address. If you call Microsoft, they will have a case # and notes on their service under your email address when it is legitimately Microsoft who you are dealing with.
I received a call from this number today and the person introduced themselves as Alex. Alex said he was calling in reference to the inquiry I made online about financial aid for school. I said I made no such inquiry and asked him to please remove my name from his company's call list. Alex promptly hung up on me.
Fake Scam Number they are not Microsoft at all. They are in India and scamming people
Uttar Pradesh India Sep 27th, 2018
PC scam call
South Carolina Jul 05th, 2018
Spoofed number, BEWARE. Never give access to your computer, to your bank account. Make THEM verify your information to YOU. Do not go to any website that they tell you. If you have troubles with your computer, take it to a reputable business in person, or a person you trust. Do not trust anyone who calls you out of the blue. It's different if you requested help, but if you get a pop up virus on your browser, exit the web page. Do not download anything from the internet or click 'yes' to pop ups.
While this number might go to Microsoft if you call it, spoofers can mask what number they are calling from and are untraceable.
Received a call from "Michael" who was calling from The US Department. I asked which department(since, you know, the US gov is huge), and he answered that I have been awarded a grant and if I knew what a grant was, I answered: yes I do, so he described what a grant was. I said I'm not interested and that he remove my number, so he hung up on me.
Before they were "Microsoft" which is funny since the one computer that I do own that does run Windows has not been booted up in 7+ years, and I have never requested help from Microsoft.
California Jun 11th, 2018
They called twice. I ignored the first, but it immediately rang again and as I was expecting a call, I abswered. The caller barely spoke English. All I got was computer. I immediately hung up. Definitely some type of scam.Blocked number.
Caller ID indentified as Booker T. Washington Middle School. Curious, I answered and the caller said he was from Microsoft. Told him I was not interested and requested that they do not call again. Have since blocked the number.
California Apr 10th, 2018
Hiya caller ID shows it's from, New Ventures Charter School. Have not, will not answer.
Yes its a Microsoft number but only on your caller id. Its fake and you are actually being called by a scam! If you have computer problems be safe and call them because chances are if they are calling you and wanting money it’s probably a scam!
This is an actual Microsoft call. I requested support for changing the business hours on our Bing Places for Business listing earlier in the day, and I received a call a few hours later to confirm that the changes had been published.
British Columbia Canada Jan 04th, 2018
I received a call from a lady claiming to be MicroSoft support, bottom line I was scammed out of $350.00. I reported it to the Federal Trade Commission and contacted my bank immediately to cancel the transaction. It was very convincing, I spoke to another "tech" who took control of my computer and said I had to go to Best Buy and purchase an IP Blocking System that MicroSoft would pay for. When I returned home they hacked my account for the 350.
Pennsylvania Nov 03rd, 2017
THIS IS DEFINETELY A SCAM...HAS CONVINCING RECORDING SAYING THEY R MICROSOFT IF U TRY TO CALL THEM BACK...BUT THEY R DEFINETELY NOT WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE, AND IT WAS A WOMAN ON THE PHONE WHICH MAKES U FEEL IT MAYBE LESS LIKELY TO B A SCAM....BUT IT IS..DO NOT GIV THEM ANY INFORMATION AND REPORT THEIR CALL IMMEDIATELY!!!!
California Oct 21st, 2017
This number is NOT a legitimate Microsoft number. Scammers can fake their called IDs. There are many complaints about scams for this number.
Scammer Called stating from Microsoft Tech Support "getting error messages that foreign country trying to access my computer" When I said Microsoft does not call you they hung up!
The telemarketers, spammers, scammers and collection agencies can fake their caller id. It may not be legal in the country they are calling, but legal where they are calling from. ( India is a likely suspect) The best way to get rid of them is to WASTE THEIR TIME, they do not make money if you keep them on the line and take forever to do what they want you to. Act like you are a 90 year old person with a computer, and can't hear them, ask them to repeat things. ' The what key ?' etc. Or you can have lots of fun if you have an Apple computer.
It is especially fun if you get one of the companies calling you saying you have viruses on your computer, even when it is not on. Search youtube for 'fake tech support' , there are several ' calling fake tech support' the objective is to keep them on the phone as long as you can, play dumb, waste their time, they wasted yours calling you, right ? Plus if you tie them up, they can't scam someone else while you have them busy. Have FUN !
Something about Computer and the ID of the phone call was "Computer". It sounds like a scam since I have no issues with my computers.
Call from MICROSOFT. No message left Missed call.
Their number is a scam - they spoofed microsoft
The phone calls stopped for about 2 weeks, then started up again this week. This has to stop!
This phone number has been calling our home for the past few weeks, 3 to 4 times a day! This is ridiculous! Get whomever is doing this!
Everyone receiving calls from this number should call Microsoft Corporation @ 1-800-642-7676
(select technical support for Windows), since they are representing themselves as agents of Microsoft Windows. I filed a complaint today, and they are sending me an email to file an official complaint, and have assigned a case number to my complaint. Microsoft is aware of these scams, and are working to catch these scammers.
This makes no sense. I did not make any call to Microsoft technical support. I think this is a scam. Possibly the caller has hijacked Microsoft tech support phone number. I got a similar call from Washington area based on a different number. Turned out it was a number for a hotel which told me the number had been hijacked.
Caller said I had a computer problem and he was calling from tech support, I told I didn't know what he was talking about and I would get my husband at that time he hung up.
This is indeed Microsoft support. However the tech referred me to a scam website when I refused to pay an exorbitant amount for information to solve my problem. See support.me scam..... Not impressed....
This is most likely a follow-up phone call that Microsoft Customer Support will make in the event that you are disconnected from a live chat troubleshooting session. If you are not interested in reconnecting to your previous conversation or require no further assistance, there should be no reason to accept this call.
this is indeed from Microsoft...I used them this evening for help with an installation!