The Better Business Bureau issued a consumer alert for Microsoft computer users.
The scam comes after Microsoft announced it is no longer providing technical assistance, software updates, or bug fixes for Windows 7 operating system, according to BBB.
BBB warns scammers may try to trick people into paying for an "Expiring windows license" they don't need.
The typical scam involves a call from a person who says they are a Microsoft employee and recommends a system upgrade that requires a yearly fee, according to BBB.
Scammers may also request remote access to your computer - putting the user at risk for identity theft.
How to Protect Yourself from Tech Scams:
In the BBB Scam Tracker reports, victims report that they were already using Windows 10 when they got a call claiming they needed to upgrade.
For more information visit the BBB website.