Four people arrested over scam calls claiming to be Microsoft support staff

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Four people have been arrested in the United Kingdom, following a joint investigation by Microsoft and City of London Police into scam callers pretending to work for the tech giant.

The two-year collaboration found that many of the calls originated in India, but the four who were arrested in the UK - all of them on suspicion of fraud - stand accused of being involved in the scheme too. A 31-year-old woman and 29-year-old man from Woking, Surrey, were released on bail; and a 31-year-old woman and 37-year-old man who were arrested in South Shields, Tyneside, were released pending further police inquiries.

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