I was phoned today by an Asian sounding man, he wanted me to go and turn my computer on to "check that all the windows security settings were correct", each computer has a unique address number he said. I questioned him and he said he was from microsoft?
I said that of all the millions of windows users globally, they would not be telephoned, then I asked him to send me an e-mail there and then to prove who he was and where he was from!
He said to, "hang on one moment" and hung up!
If they got into your computer I fear that you will have problems with your pc, so -
DO NOT ENTERTAIN SUCH CALLERS
Please pass on to STOP computer/identity fraud
(the number the call was from - 0800456324)
I have searched the number and it seems that this is widely known!