I was on the internet yesterday when a window popped up saying my computer sent a messa...
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I was on the internet yesterday when a window popped up saying my computer sent a message to Microsoft saying it was being hacked and my personal information was in danger of being stolen and if I wanted to prevent this, call *-***-***-****. This turned out to be a company named Secure Antivirus Support. They said for $***.** they could make sure my computer would never be hacked again with regard to identify theft. They wanted to gain remote control of my computer to fix it. When I told them I didn't have $***.** they agreed to fix it for $**.**. It gave them my credit card information. They started fixing it but I changed my mind and cut off my computer because I suspected a scam. I have a Geek Squad Protection Plan but the company told me the plan only covered basic things and did not protect against identity theft. They were very persuasive. My question is, did my computer communicate with Microsoft that it was under attack? Do you use third party service providers?
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