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Did that message appear on Email? OR while you logged onto your e-mail? and it didn't let you logon?
I think I was just applying for some insurance and it just appeared
The purpose was to confirm right?
Like a phone verification, right?
I think so , but I have never had this before , so I am just wondering if it was a scam to get into the computer or was this a genuine update from misrosoft
It doesn't sound like a scam, it seems like you verified something and that's it.
why did I have to put the 4 numbers which the phone call wanted me to put into the computer, can someone obtain my information that way
Not by just putting the 4 digit code.
These are the known names for programs that people use to remotely connect (teamviewer, logmein, etc) but it doesn't seem like a scam and i don't think your information may be stolen.
have you heard of this pop up from anyone else
I know Microsoft email does verification
they do not let you proceed unless they do phone verification to secure your email account
is that pop-up still visible on your computer?
as soon as I put the 4 numbers in the pop up went and I didn't worry until I went to work and my boss said I was very silly to give any details as it sounded like a scam to him, but he is no expert like yourself , so thankyou for putting my mind at ease, I have noticed my security name has gone when I turn on the computer
There are scams but from the information you have provided, it doesn't looks like a scam.
The most common scam now a days is a tech support scam where you get a call and speak to a real person who claims to be calling from Microsoft. He then tells you to go to a site and download a program to remotely connect to your computer and then at the end ask for money.
ok thank you so very much for your help, I am very grateful, thankyou!