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Microsoft Tech Support Scam. Mastermind of Cold Call Scam Jailed in the UK
Here is some good news! One of the masterminds behind Microsoft Tech Support scam, has been jailed in the UK. Mohammed Khalid Jamil, hired an Indian call centre to falsely tell victims their computers were infected with virus and were about to crash. His bogus operation was called "Smart Support Guys" which has since been shutdown by the law enforcement.
He employed people in a call center in India to cold-call Britons and falsely claim to be working for Microsoft.
The agents will tell potential victims that their computers were sending out error messages and Microsoft has determined that the Windows Operating Sytem need to be rectified and would offer to carry out the task from remote.
Once they get access the agents would steal personal information from computers of the victims and also infect it with virus and then force the victims to pay for "cleaning up" which they never did even after getting paid.
This vicious scam operation had knocked down thousands of personal computers in the UK and caused irreparable damange to many.
Have you also received cold calls from people with foreign accent, about your computer? Report your comments below.
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