Hey everyone. So earlier today, my friend informed me that he had fallen victim to a classic email worm. He told me that he had gotten an email from someone in his contacts, and that it contained a link. Of course, he clicked the link, a replica email was sent to all of his contacts, etc... But then be informed me that a window popped up that said he suould call a listed phone number for help. So he called the number, and was walked through numerous steps to install remote access software, etc... He said that they claimed to be Affix Hub (I couldn't find any info online about them other than that Affix Hub is apparently a mountain bike, but I digress ), and that their service was built into Windows 10. Of course they showed my friend a bunch of files that shouldn't be there, errors, etc (I probably use etc a bit to much, but I digress again)... So after paying them upwards of $100 for their "services" he told me about it.
Now of course a immediately thought it's a scam, but since I couldn't find any info online about this particular "repair" service, I thought I would check with Bleeping Computer. Regardless, I will most likely give the OS a reinstall.
Thanks for your opinion