I received a text message today asking if someone receives a call claiming to be Microsoft and they say “Every time someone logs into the internet, a computer server at Microsoft gets “pinged” and we would like to fix the problem.”
This too is a hoax. Do not let anyone connect to your computer unless YOU have initiated the call. They will download a program that will collect personal banking information and data relevant to your personal security. You need to remember, Microsoft will NOT call you at first contact. Advise them you would like a contact number and employee number, you will call them back or simply hang up your phone. If you get a contact number and employee ID (very highly unlikely) you should contact Microsoft themselves and report the call and supply/verify the ID and phone number.
Thank you Michael.