Steve Brewer Computer Consultant
118 Newman Dr.
Brunswick, GA. 31520
|Posted on January 12, 2019 at 5:23 PM||comments (159)|
Like so many of you I get calls from these scammers claiming to work for Microsoft et al. I usually like to just keep them on the phone and waste their time so they aren't scamming someone else. So I had a call today and while I am on the phone with the one scammer another called! So I connected them together! Pretty funny! They hung up too soon but it was fun while it lasted! People I cannot stress this enough NEVER ALLOW ANYONE ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER unless you are positive to whom you are speaking! The wolf is ALWAYS at the door and these people will stop at nothing to steal your hard earned money! I am always at your disposal day or night so do not hesitate to call me with any questions. And don't feel ashamed if something has already happened...more than likely we can work together to recover any monies lost due to the ever present fraudsters! Be safe out there!
|Posted on February 16, 2018 at 2:03 PM||comments (253)|
Well here we go again...although this is not a new scam it is new to me. I received a call from "Windows Technical support" telling me I was to receive a refund in the amount of $299.00 from a fraudulent technical support company, iYogi, which I have known they were bogus all along. I have never spent any money with iYogi but this guy (Indian) says I am due a refund. So I bait him aling just to see how it plays out. He asks me to write down my "unique" license ID and he will show me how to verify that number. The number is 888DCA608F0F-11CF, which is "unique" to each computer and I should never share this number with anyone lest they could compromise my computer. Then he asks me pull up a WIndows CMD prompt and has me type "assoc" and press enter. Which brings up a list of file associations...and a "unique" "Consumer License ID" which is a CLSID registry key and is on EVERY computer running Windows and the same CLSID number will be displayed. Once we verify the CLSID is the correct number, he then transfers me to his supervisor so we can process the refund. Once this guy(another Indian) comes on the line he starts going through his spiel about how I should NEVER share this "unique" ID with anyone, blah, blah, blah. So he asks what is up on my screen and I tell him I have Internet Explorer open with information about the CLSID scams and then I say which is what you are doing right now. SO he says ok well is going to have to lock down my pc. I said DO IT! Lets see how good you are! Well then he hung up, dammit! I tried to call back but the number was fake as well! People I CANNOT stress this enough, NEVER BELIEVE ANYONE THAT CALLS YOU UNTIL YOU PERSONALLY VERIFY THE VERACITY OF THE CALLER. 99 out of 100 of these calls are bogus, fake and fraudulent! Please be aware and always vigilant! They are out there everywhere! And they are trying to steal your money! Please contact me or someone that can help keep you safe out there before you go handing out any information to these scammers! 912-399-5409 Thank you for your time!