Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)

Spam prevention
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes Debbie, watch out. No legit person would do this. I would run a complete scan on your computer. Do you know how to remove Windows Temp files and cookies? I would not worry too much, he was probably just fishing but say Adios if this happens again.

May 12, 2015 12:56 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. The same guy might call you and say he is with the IRS or your credit card company.

May 12, 2015 08:54 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes!  Scam! 

May 12, 2015 07:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Absolutely! Microsoft NEVER calls anybody. If you call them, you may have trouble reaching them!

May 12, 2015 10:03 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is a scam. I have received such calls and when I tell them I do not have a computer they hang up.

May 12, 2015 09:53 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Had it happen to me more than once.  It's a scam, save your time 

May 12, 2015 09:24 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, it's a scam that's been around for years. Best not to respond to people like that.

May 12, 2015 08:07 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - I would say from the sounds of it.... YES!

May 12, 2015 04:39 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - of course it is a scam! 

May 12, 2015 02:50 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, it is a scam Debbie! I just got a call from a man stating he wanted to compensate me for taking medication that caused defects when I was pregnant...about 20 years too late!

May 13, 2015 03:25 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Run away, and block the telephone number.

May 13, 2015 12:24 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Information is BIG business Debbie, have you ever calculated what your database could be worth to the competition? Multiply that by a million or so!

May 12, 2015 11:03 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds Scam, Scam, Scam.

May 12, 2015 10:47 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

It is actually not a scam. However, the caller has no connection with Micorsoft.

They will remotely scan your system for bugs, remove AND install SVA virus software (the free stuff)  for the $90 you will pay.

Becuase they DO deliver a service, it not a scam.

However, the consumer should always say NO to those who intentionly misrepresent themselves. 

There is a more destructive 'ON LINE' virus cleaning company that at the click of a button scans your computer, finds 427 dangerous bugs, and wants $150 dollars to remove them. When you say no, you find out one of the bugs is a increasingly frequent 'pop up' rendering your internet browser extremely difficult, reminding you that for $100 you can remove the 427 dangerous bugs and THIS POPUP.  And the pop up is the only problem you really have.

Now that IS a scam.

May 12, 2015 10:33 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Oh yes!  These scammers come up with ever more schemes to get access to your information. Be aware.

May 12, 2015 10:26 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, a scam.

Dec 05, 2018 06:37 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Nov 26, 2017 02:27 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Yes it's a scam.  I got a call tonight saying that the IRS was going to arrest me tonight unless I paid up my back taxes.  I don't have back taxes, the IRS NEVER calls and neither does Microsoft.

May 15, 2015 01:36 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Debbie I error on the side of caution. IF my computer goes down, oh well. It has happen before. 

May 13, 2015 07:09 AM
Barbara Altieri
Better Homes and Gardens RE Shore and Country Properties - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Yes, it's a scam. Been going around for a while. I received a call as well about a year ago and after I played around with him for awhile, I told him I use a Mac!  <click>  BTW, I don't use a Mac!

May 13, 2015 04:43 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

If you never called someone, NEVER give out any information.  As an agent, your number is probably in a million places, accessible to strangers.  Stranger danger...remember! 

May 13, 2015 04:19 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

It's hard enough to get technical support when you call them. Trust me, they're not calling you.



May 13, 2015 04:11 AM