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Harold Dye


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Cullman, Alabama, USA
Post Posted 22 Oct 2016 12:35 pm     Reply with quote

Today I received a robo call saying the license for windows was expiring and left an 800 number to call. I have a laptop with Win 7 that is about 8yrs. old. I have never heard of having to renew a license when it was on the computer when I bought it. Has anyone received similar calls? I did not call nor do I intend to call. This seems like a scam to me.
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Mitch Drumm


From:
Frostbite Falls, hard by Veronica Lake
Post Posted 22 Oct 2016 12:38 pm     Reply with quote

It is a scam.

If you want a few cheap laughs, you might play stupid for a while just to see how much time you can get them to waste on you before they give up.

Microsoft isn't going to call you. Windows licenses don't "expire".
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Dave Potter


From:
Texas
Post Posted 22 Oct 2016 2:52 pm     Re: Phone call Reply with quote

Harold Dye wrote:
Today I received a robo call saying the license for windows was expiring


Yeah, I'd ignore it. As Mitch said, MS doesn't do business that way.

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Windows licenses don't "expire".


Yet. I'm still waiting to see what MS decides to do next - Win10 is the first time they gave away a new OS version. Speculation on the net is rampant about the prospect of going "subscription", like other vendors have, Adobe being one notable.
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