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  • win installing office got a pop up with a 1 888 # to call. call went to india. they requested product key and remote access. is this a scam

    Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:48 AM

Answers

  • Please repost your question to the appropriate Office Community forums here -

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_install?tab=Threads

    But if your Office installer is a genuine one, it isn't a scam - but it IS unusual!


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:50 PM
    Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:16 PM
    Answerer
  • I highly recommend that you never allow any unknown person to connect to your PC. Perhaps I'm overly suspicious, but this stinks like a scam to me.


    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:50 PM
    Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:26 PM

All replies

  • Please repost your question to the appropriate Office Community forums here -

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_install?tab=Threads

    But if your Office installer is a genuine one, it isn't a scam - but it IS unusual!


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:50 PM
    Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:16 PM
    Answerer
  • I highly recommend that you never allow any unknown person to connect to your PC. Perhaps I'm overly suspicious, but this stinks like a scam to me.


    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Thursday, August 20, 2015 1:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:50 PM
    Thursday, August 20, 2015 12:26 PM