Scammers pose as Microsoft employees to steal personal information

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 9 at 4:29 AM

(KMOV.com) -- A possible scam targeting people in the St. Louis area uses Microsoft references to lure computer owners into giving out personal information.

News 4's Ray Preston began investigating the scam after hearing from a Hazelwood woman who said she received a call about a virus on her computer. When asked who was calling, scammers reportedly referenced Microsoft, then requested passwords and other personal information.

Click the video above for more about the possible scam.

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