Microsoft hoax

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A Microsoft hoax may refer to any of:

  • A technical support scam where a fraudulent caller impersonates Microsoft or Windows technical support to remotely obtain control of desktop PCs,
  • An e-mail chain letter claiming falsely that Microsoft will pay users an inflated sum to forward a supposed test message to all of their contacts,
  • A Microsoft joke in which a bogus 1994 press release claims Microsoft has acquired the Roman Catholic Church.