Ask Laz: The Microsoft scam: Where to report those sneaky calls

Columnist David Lazarus answers your consumer questions in this one-minute video.

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There are plenty of scams around. But the Microsoft scam seems to have particular staying power.

This is the one where you get a call from someone claiming to be with Microsoft’s Windows Maintenance Department. Spoiler alert: It’s a bogus call.

ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions


Florence says she’s been getting more than her share of Microsoft-scam calls lately. She wants to know where you should report these things.

For more on how the scam works, and the answer to Florence’s question, check out today’s Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question, email me at or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.