I got a pop-up message on my browser claiming to be from Microsoft saying that I had a virus that would delete my hard drive if I closed the window and to call 1-855-972-9572 to fix my computer. I tried to close the window, thinking it was spam, but the window wouldn’t close. This convinced me that I had a virus, so I called the number. I was tricked into spending over $400 on Malwarebytes, uBlock Origin, and CCleaner, all of which are free. I gave them my debit card number and remote access to my computer, which makes me afraid of how much damage they could do to me.
Victim Location 48316
Total money lost $250
Type of a scam Tech Support
came up on computer screen that they would help repair computer, since it was locked up. needed credit card and offered protection.