Microsoft Popup scam

My friend just called me freaking out that he has a virus and it would cost him $199 to get it removed. Apparently, he was trying to go to YouTube and he got a popup saying his computer has been blocked.
It wouldn’t let him close Edge and eventually locked up his PC to where he couldn’t do anything.
Anyway, I helped him through it and got him an antivirus just to show him that he has no virus.

Here is the number: (888)-231-1048

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