I just got the call from (536) 425-4741 where a male with an Indian accent told me he was calling because they have received a recent notification that my computer was infected! Here is how the conversation went:
ME: Who are you trying to call?
HIM: We are calling you.
ME: And what is my name?
HIM: I’m sorry, Microsoft for security reasons did not give us your name, only your number.
ME: And Microsoft told you my computer was infected?
HIM: Yes, and we are going to show you the infected files and show you how to get rid of them.
ME: The news had a story about this scam…
HIM This is NO scam sir! I can guarantee you that this is a legitimate call.
ME: What did Microsoft tell you my operating system is?
HIM: It has infected all operating systems of windows 7 through 10.
ME: Well I should be safe then because I am using an Apple computer.
HIM: Oh no! This attack affects both Apple and Microsoft systems.
ME: Why would Microsoft have you notify me that my Apple computer is infected?
HIM: Apple hired Microsoft to make these notifications.
ME: and you work for Microsoft?
HIM: No, Microsoft hired us to handle the problem for them.
ME: Hang on a second while I call my boss at Apple Corporation to find out why they didn’t notify their employees directly. (I hear a click) Hello? Hello?
Darn we got disconnected.
Don’t give these people access to your information or computer! Do not pay them or give them credit card information. This is a scam!
BTW, I do not use my Apple computer often and am not employed by the Apple Corporation. Had this been a legitimate call he would have had my name and known what I had registered with Microsoft.