This victim figured it out before it was too late! The 104 Precinct does not want you to become a victim, this type of crime is preventable. As I have stated in past alerts this call was unsolicited (meaning the victim was called, he never contacted Microsoft). Be leery of unsolicited calls period, especially those that request payment immediately! If you did not call them, hang up and contact that provider directly via the numbers you have for the provider. Never call the number that they person provides. If it is a legitimate call any customer service representative can assist you further. Although some of hour scams are targeted (example: elderly), this type of scam targets anyone who will listen.
Never give out your personal or bank information to anyone you do not know! This crime is preventable, please do not become a victim.
If you have any questions regarding the above scam or any others please do not hesitate to contact me.
Detective Thomas Bell
104th Precinct Community Affairs
64-02 Catalpa Avenue
Ridgewood, NY, 11385