Man Posed as Microsoft Employee in Fraudulent Phone Call

A South San Francisco resident received a phone call from a man fraudulently posing as a Microsoft Windows employee and asking for personal information on Wednesday, according to police.

The suspect, calling himself Mike Johnson, told the resident that her computer had been compromised by a hacker and that he needed access to her computer to conduct a diagnosis.

The victim did not provide any personal information to the suspect, according to police.

Microsoft said that they do not contact their customers over the phone, nor do they have any records of anyone from the company calling the victim.

The number on the victim's caller identification was (231) 324-1324, which has since been disconnected, police said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call South San Francisco police at (650) 877-8900.


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