Telephone Scammers That Want On Your Computer.

  • 22 September 2012
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Don't fall victim to the many telephone scams out there stating that you have malware on your computer. A few months ago I received a telephone call from Microsoft (Scammer) stating that my computer has malware on it and they wanted to help me remove the malware. I didn't fall for the scam but I kept him on the phone a long time.

 

The following video made by a principal software engineer at Sourcefire when scammers phoned him shows how the scammers operate:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb69H7l0vJA

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Very true PTD as you can see in an earlier thread Avoid tech support phone scams claimed to be from Microsoft and we always need reminders of these Scammers! Since I posted that thread back in February I have not received a call since! ;)

 

TH
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Since I posted that thread back in February I have not received a call since! ;)
 

The last call I got was in mid July. It looks like a once or twice a year call scam for me. I don't mind because I play stupid, keep them on the phone a long time, get them mad and they hang up. 😃
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Here is a great video and it's funny but he keeps the person on the phone for awhile! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odm1UMjNHeA&feature=plcp

 

TH

 

 

 

 

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