"Windows services Centre" call by saying that I have a problem with my internal security system

Hello

I received a phone call from 'Windows Service Centre', James Henderson, employee of 406-235-1159, phone number #7098 (Yes, that's an indication 406 and 416 - which is one of the reasons why I'm suspicious), but gave a speech in Mississauga (Ontario), saying that I have a problem with my internal security system and even if www.ammyy.com I need to talk to the technician to solve this problem. I do not trust him and hang up, but called the number, responded to the same person (as he had an Indian accent with a lisp in addition to this) and he said that Joseph and not James!
Scam or what? Thank you

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It is a scam! Who is becoming extremely common and was even on the news in some places. As long as you don't give them any personal information, you should be fine. Should they call once again, simply hang up.

See the recent thread below for more information; Shenan Stanley and the spirit of the messages contain very useful information:

The call tech support?
 http://answers.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/Forum/windows_xp-system/tech-support-calling/3a07ee4a-cb7c-4F6E-bfa2-5f7067346859

The links below contain excellent information regarding this and other scams:

Avoid scams to phone for tech support
 http://www.Microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx

Avoid scams that use the Microsoft name fraudulently
 http://www.Microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/msName.aspx

The site ammyy.com offer legitimate a service to help users to connect remotely to other computers; the crooks simply operate these services. This is the first time I have heard of this site, seems most of the fraudsters a different use.

Kind regards

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