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Phone call from "microsoft" Scam

Last response: in Windows 7
October 15, 2012 4:10:58 PM

Got a phone call today from "microsoft" saying that my computer was loaded with corrupt prefetch files. :pfff: 
I just played along and told them to call again later. i was not asked to install anything or to lend control of my PC to someone else. I have a very strong feeling that these guys are scammers.
anything I should do?
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October 15, 2012 4:13:13 PM

depend of how much time you have, and if they start calling you 2am in the morning.
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October 15, 2012 4:21:47 PM

luckily i did not give out any information but is there any way i can record the phone call so I can report it to my local authorities. I did not receive this an a email it was a phone call should i also call my ISP/ phone provider? thanks for the info

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a c 372 $ Windows 7
October 15, 2012 4:35:59 PM
a b $ Windows 7
October 15, 2012 4:43:52 PM

Are they still playing this one, not had one of those for months.
October 15, 2012 4:44:55 PM

hey thanks guys. I appreciate the help. il try and take down the # and report to my local police. maybe my phone provider can get the #.
October 15, 2012 4:45:17 PM

Best answer selected by frank the tank.
a c 372 $ Windows 7
October 15, 2012 7:23:07 PM

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