Is this MS or a scam?

Scott D Clark 1 Reputation point
2021-04-28T16:42:50.083+00:00

My screen locked with full red saying I had a trojan virus and to call a number. The guy directed me to unlock using the windows key and f4. Then directed me to another site that would give him direct access to my com. I said no. Is this MS or a scam?

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Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Security: The precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, or another threat.
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  1. Dave Patrick 330.5K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
    2021-04-28T17:51:31.693+00:00

    You can report the experience here.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/concern/scam

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  2. Reza Ameri 14,616 Reputation points
    2021-04-28T19:46:05.407+00:00

    From what you explained, it is a SCAM for sure.
    Take a note of the number an details and take a screenshot and close it and you may share it to local authorities in your country.
    NEVER call the number.
    Try update your Anti-Malware program and run a full system scan with it.

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