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Police help Microsoft stop security help desk scam

Microsoft has successfully called in the help of U.K. police to stop an e-mail scam that urges users to call a special number to get help securing Windows. The number, which actually connected the caller to a real Microsoft number but charged a bit more, was disconnected Thursday around noon U.K. time. A Microsoft spokesman confirmed they are “working with U.K. law enforcement to investigate the e-mail scam.” “We don’t think it is appropriate that somebody should defraud our customers and of course it is our obligation to pursue any such action,” the spokesman said. Full Story

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