LIer reports scammers posing as Microsoft techies

In the past, scammers have been known to send emails, but one Long Islander says they are now trying to hack computers to steal personal

The resident spoke to News 12 Long Island

The resident spoke to News 12 Long Island and said she received a call on her cell phone and at her home. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

HOLBROOK - In the past, scammers have been known to send emails, but one Long Islander says they are now trying to hack computers to steal personal information.

The resident spoke to News 12 Long Island and said she received a call on her cell phone and at her home. 

The caller claimed to be with Windows tech support and told her that her computer was sending error messages that they wanted to fix. 

Microsoft is telling customers to treat any similar phone calls with skepticism. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say James Burke, 76, veered off the 1 Police: Medical event led to fatal crash in Huntington Station
Empire State Development Corp. canceled its 4-year-old request 2 Plans for Belmont Park soccer stadium nixed by state
Angela Conte-Gentille says she remembers growing up in 3 Facebook post fuels push for East Meadow Ave. decorations
The Freedom Chapel and the Teen Challenge Outreach 4 Kids in need get toys, joy at Amityville event
A new report from an environmental research group 5 Report: Rising sea levels could threaten thousands of LI homes

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE