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Phone call from Microsoft RRS feed

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  • Hi everyone,

    At work I've recently received a couple of phone calls from somebody supposedly from Microsoft here in the UK. I've been away so unable to take them, but our secretary said that the caller wanted to discuss a SQL Server 6-monthly update. I have no idea why they'd phone me about this, or if I ever gave my phone number in my MSDN registration. They said they'd email the necessary information, but they never did. Does this sound legitimate or a scam? Does MS ever phone people?

    Thanks in advance!

    Monday, August 13, 2012 11:20 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It is worth to contact to your PAM to verify the call. MS used to call me when my sub is going to expire only :-).

    Janos


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    • Proposed as answer by Shulei Chen Tuesday, August 14, 2012 9:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Shulei Chen Monday, August 20, 2012 9:42 AM
    Monday, August 13, 2012 11:36 AM
  • be very carefull, Try to contact your local MS representative.


    Geert Vanhove

    • Proposed as answer by Shulei Chen Tuesday, August 14, 2012 9:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Shulei Chen Monday, August 20, 2012 9:42 AM
    Monday, August 13, 2012 11:52 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    It is worth to contact to your PAM to verify the call. MS used to call me when my sub is going to expire only :-).

    Janos


    There are 10 type of people. Those who understand binary and those who do not.

    My Blog | Hire Me

    • Proposed as answer by Shulei Chen Tuesday, August 14, 2012 9:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Shulei Chen Monday, August 20, 2012 9:42 AM
    Monday, August 13, 2012 11:36 AM
  • be very carefull, Try to contact your local MS representative.


    Geert Vanhove

    • Proposed as answer by Shulei Chen Tuesday, August 14, 2012 9:22 AM
    • Marked as answer by Shulei Chen Monday, August 20, 2012 9:42 AM
    Monday, August 13, 2012 11:52 AM
  • Definately a SPAM.

    Regards,

    Basit A. Farooq (MSC Computing, MCITP SQL Server 2005 & 2008, MCDBA SQL Server 2000)

    http://basitaalishan.com

    Monday, August 13, 2012 12:56 PM
  • Its definatly a false call, For confirmation you can call Microsoft local center.

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    Monday, August 13, 2012 6:53 PM