Scammers send reminders to charge users for free Windows

Dec

30

2015

The Belgian federal police warns of scammers who send reminders to let users pay for the update to Windows 10. Microsoft gives users free of charge from July update, and it also is a scam.

The scammers have been sending a few days working with e-mails containing reminders to pay. Microsoft would charge according to mail 8.99 euro for the update, according to the screenshot that the police have published. Then there were all reeling notice costs and the scammers threaten even more costs.

That payment should run through a PaySafe Card and users who have paid should contact the PaySafe Card Hotline to make the payment reversed. The police call to ignore the emails, Windows 10 only be downloaded from Microsoft and not just clicking links.

The scam is striking, because Microsoft makes clear to install the update will cost no money. It is the first time that a major update for Windows free is. This applies to home users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. In October, Microsoft said now sit 110 million devices in Windows 10, but according to WinBeta that number has now risen to two hundred million.

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