Steve Brewer Computer Consultant
118 Newman Dr.
Brunswick, GA. 31520
|Posted on August 27, 2012 at 2:53 PM|
It seems that there are these unscrupulous folk that are intent to prey on the uninformed, uneducated and ignorant. They will call you and address you by name They will claim to be calling from or on behalf of Microsoft about some errors that were reported from your computer and this must be fixed right away. They will take you to the Event Log of your computer which shows multiple red errors most of these errors are benign and not a danger to your computer in any way. They will tell you your computer is in danger of crashing any moment and must be repaired. They will walk you through a procedure and gain access to your computer remotely and then they will proceed to "fix" the computer. It is at this time they will load malicious code and programs to your computer and claim it can not be "fixed" using traditional methods and it will require you to purchase their software in order to "fix" your computer. The cost for this is usually between $100 and $500. I had one customer that fell victim to this and they charged him $300.00 to infect his computer with virus's and now he has given his credit card info to theives. Please I beg you NEVER give any information to someone you do not know be it an email, phone call or any other form of contact. Be ever vigilant! As the wolves are cunning and always at the door! Please call me if you have any questions or feel you might have fallen prey to this scam! Thank you for reading!
Disclaimer: I meant no disrespect to wolves, they are majestic animals and from whence came the domestic dog, man's best friend! I love all animals.