Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Telephone Scam - Not Microsoft or Windows

If someone phones you up and says that they're from Microsoft or "Windows" and that there's a problem with your computer being infected by a virus,  just say "no thanks" and hang up.

Its not Microsoft or anything to do with Windows - they never phone people up at home out of the blue like this.

It's a scam!  

Some of the aims of the scam are:

  • Gain access to your computer to install viruses and other bad programs to monitor everything you do
  • Obtain banking information - credit card information
  • Charge you a lot of money for supposidly fixing this problem that doesn't exist

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