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Monday, February 2, 2015

BEWARE: Telephone Scam Aimed At Windows Computer Users

There is a phone scam going around that all Windows computer users need to know about (don't be smug, those of you who use less extensively owned systems, they'll come for you too in time). Scammers call and say your computer is suffering from an "infection" that they can track. This is nonsense and these are cold calls, so you have done nothing to bring this upon yourself. However, give them access to your system and they'll solve the nonexistent "infection" for a fee. They will also be downloading spyware into your computer and gaining access to your system. If they catch you in a weak moment, you will become a victim of criminals intent on perpetrating computer fraud on you in your system. Do not fall for this. Do not become their next victim. I use computers every day, but I'm no expert. Please, if you don't believe me, don't be like the anti-vaccination folks and fall victim in ignorance to the ploys of those who DO NOT have your best interest at stake.

Read the following articles and learn: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/anatomy-scam-windows-tech-support-con-examined/http://www.geekwire.com/2013/windows-2/; and http://www.howtogeek.com/180514/the-%E2%80%9Ctech-support%E2%80%9D-scammers-called-htg-so-we-had-fun-with-them/

This has been going on for quite a while, as you'll see from the various articles and their dates. I have just encountered them because my new line of work has Monday being one of my days off. Never fall victim to these thieves.

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