There is a new scam out there and if you believe the words over the phone, you are going to be replacing your system and/or granting access to your files and private info.
Tina received the call today and I have dealt with these jerks three times.
Someone will call and tell you your computer is sending messages saying it has a virus or is outdated or is no longer registered or something along that line. They will insist, but here’s the truth of the matter…
The guy I spoke to, told me that when my computer is turned off and then back on, it sends them a message. Funny, my computer is NEVER turned off. He told me to turn my computer off, count to 30 and then turn it on. I told him I did, but I wasn’t even in the room with my computer so I pretended to flip an imaginary switch. He swore he could tell my computer was off so he told me to turn it on. Again, I flipped the imaginary switch. Did you know he could tell me exactly what screen was on my computer while it was booting up? Strange, he never once mentioned the master log in screen that I have to enter a password in order to continue booting up. When I mentioned it, he said he told the computer to bypass it. Are you laughing? I was. LOL
Here’s the point, these nutjobs either want you to log on to a site or go somewhere on your computer and enter a code.
DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your computer—and yes, I did verify this with Microsoft—does NOT, I repeat, NOT send out any messages to anyone saying anything.
Please don’t fall for this scam.
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." Anton Chekhov
Edited by castoffpolite, 17 August 2011 - 01:06 AM.