Beware: Windows 10 licensing scam

  • Chris Hecht
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    The latest scam related to Microsoft and Windows is a phone call saying that your Windows 10 license has expired and you need to renew or your computer will stop working. Windows 10 licenses do not expire! Once activated, the license is good for the life of the computer it is on.

    Microsoft does NOT call individuals as they do not require personal identification to activate a license and have no way of knowing your phone number unless you have an established relationship with them. This latest scam appears to be an extension of the previous ‘Microsoft Technical Centre’ scam where there is a popup message or someone calls saying that Microsoft noticed a problem with your computer and can the service tech please get access to your computer to ‘fix’ it and then you pay money to have them correct the ‘problem’.

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