We receive regular reports of phone scammers pretending to be from Microsoft calling local numbers.
“Microsoft informs us you have problems with your computer” is the usual spiel.
They will probably call you several times.
It is all a scam.
Do not : let them connect to your computer, follow any if their instruction, or pay them any money.
Do : Put the phone down on them. Feel free to play dumb and waste as much of their time as possible. Current record is around 20mins. Lines like ‘my computer is slow to startup’, or ‘I don’t have that button on my computer’, are useful starters.
If you wish to get rid of them quickly try one of the following:
“What is an Internet?”, “I don’t have a computer”, “I’m using an iPad / tablet / Mac”, or most recently tested by a friend of mine “I’m using a Commodore 64”
That should get rid of them in no time.