This has nothing to do with PCs or the like, but I had been getting calls, mainly claiming they were from Medicare. They say something like "I'm calling from Medicare. Can you hear me OK?" Something told me that it was probably not Medicare, so when I said I have Medicare and will call them to see what they need from me, they hang up.
Then I read an article in AARP about it, but they did not know how it was being used as a scam, but to just hang up. I thought, Well, maybe one of those rumors that get started somehow. But then I came across an article, don't quote me on this, I think it was ZDNet, about it. Then just today I found where the FTC, FBI, and BBB are investigating it. Seems that they get you to say "Yes" and record it. Then they give you a hard sales pitch on something, then when you tell them you not want it, they play back your Yes saying that they have a legal and binding verbal from you to purchase it. When you further refuse, according to the FTC and the ID Theft Resource Center, they threaten you with being arrested for refusing to fulfill your "legal" agreement to make the so-called purchase.
As to whether this is real, hype, or someone starting a malicious bunch of crap, I cannot attest. But just thought I would pass this along. I have received probably 20 of these calls in the past 2 or 3 weeks. So, something is going on, but exactly what I do not know. It sounds feasible, but.......For whatever it's worth. But I figure if the FTC and FBI are looking at it, there may be something to it.