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Take a lesson from me; don’t take ‘Microsoft’s’ call

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

Last Tuesday, I received a phone call from “Microsoft” saying it had detected a virus in my computer. The woman calling said I should press certain keys to allow them to show me the virus.

I did. Then there appeared on my screen displays showing many virus attacks. She then pass me on to her supervisor, who informed me that I could have my computer made safe for a year for $195. I refused to pay and he transferred me to his supervisor, who informed me “to pay or I will destroy your computer.”

I tried to log off, but it was too late.

It cost me $369 to have my computer repaired. Moral: If you get a call from “Microsoft,” hang up.

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