Originally Posted by Alf S.
Hi: All...Just got my c'puter back from the hospital. Was only in out patient surgery and not admitted for a lengthy stay. If you get a call from someone perporting to represent Windows
Tech. Support, regarding your computer being HACKED... DO NOT... I REPEAT... DO NOT answer their questions. It is a boiler room pressure sales pitch for their own security system. Biggie $$$'s
They managed to get control of my computer and locked me out. My first instinct was to not answer the call...Wish I had followed it!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
Sorry to hear about your ordeal with the computer unfortunately this type of thing happens a lot.
And the folks that perpetrate it are really good at it they tend to use miss direction and it seems to happen not just over the phone but at your front door as well as e-mails and social media sites like facebook and others.
Truely a scourge of modern day society, that said it's good that you shared it with others in the hopes that it slows down or stops this fraud.
I mentioned the front door, well we had a couple of fellows come to the door about a week ago one dress in a casual outfit (jacket and shirt) with a clipboard standing on my porch a few steps further away on the walkway leading up to our porch another fellow wearing coveralls, both in their early 20's both neat and tidy in appearance.
The fellow with the clip board flashes a laminated badge at me and say we are from bla bla bla and we are here to check your water meter I said are you with a government agency he said no I said get lost and get off my property. I must say they looked pretty slick and didn't seem rattled by my response at all just went on to the next house.