It is reported that the drive is packaged in aOfficeInside the box of the 2021 Professional Plus, which shows that the crooks took some good time and also spent some money making these things.
Fake Office 2021 Photos
When the target inserts the USB stick into their computer, a fake warning message pops up, informing the user that there is a virus in their system and prompting the victim to call tech support, apparently a number used by the scammers. The crooks then ask the victim to install a remote access program to take over the system.
A Microsoft spokesperson gave the following statement to Sky News on the case: “Microsoft is committed to helping protect our customers. We are taking appropriate action to remove any suspected unlicensed or counterfeit products from the market and pursue those targeting us. Customer’s responsibility.”
The tech company is well aware of the scam and has provided users with a support page.