I received a phone call from a person saying that my Microsoft warranty had expired and they have monitored activity on my account by hackers trying to get into my system. The person said I need to have them check my system and update my warranty.
I asked what this would cost. They told me they were not asking for money. This is a service put out by Microsoft.
I spoke to them, trying to verify if they were really who they said they were, and it seemed to be OK until we were near the end of the “examination” of my system. They informed me that I needed to pay them $299 to complete the update or my computer would be permanently shut down. They asked for my password to get into my system and when I would not give it to them, they became very angry. I shut down my computer, which made them even madder, they started swearing at me and said I had to pay the money right now or they would not allow me to have control back of my computer. I then threatened to call Microsoft and report them for their unprofessional behavior. They hung up.
Be careful if you receive a call like this one. They said they have repaired and updated hundreds of Microsoft clients in this area. This is a scam and the public needs to know about it, so they will not become a victim.