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Continued: Alexander: Forward an e-mail but not the addresses

  • Article by: STEVE ALEXANDER , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 1, 2013 - 6:34 PM

Q: I recently received a call from a man who said he represented “Windows Service Center” in California. He told me there was a problem with my security online, and that my information was “leaking” out over the Internet. I asked for his identification and telephone numbers, but he said he had none and transferred me to his supervisor, who was difficult to understand. Then we were disconnected somehow. The first man then called back twice more.

My son said I shouldn’t divulge any personal information to these people, and should ignore their calls. Is this business legitimate?

Nancy Schenecker, Covington, La.

A: No, they’re not legitimate, and everything they told you was false. There’s an NBC News story about this scam at tinyurl.com/kou6xgo. Your son is right. Don’t have anything to do with these people.

E-mail tech questions to steve.j.alexander@gmail.com or write to Tech Q&A, 425 ­Portland Av. S., ­Minneapolis, MN 55488. Include name, city and telephone number.

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