We are getting calls after some of the folks in OUR area have been approached like this. It IS happening, so be aware. Microsoft does NOT call you because they think you have a virus. They have plenty of business and do NOT go out drumming up potential biz (from home computer users for sure) on their own. MS is not in the virus removal business.
If you have been approached – or worse – let some of these people INTO your computer, we really suggest keeping an eye on your bank accounts or even changing passwords and all that. It only takes seconds to transfer information from your computer. Do you have your passwords stored somewhere? Like a passwords file that is ridiculously simple to spot? Don’t name it “My Passwords” if you’re going to have one. While they’re poking around in there, we guarantee that they’re looking for items like that.
If you need help in the Raleigh Triangle area, you can contact us to get a quick look at your pc just to make sure there’s nothing left on there. Just a peace of mind call if you need it 🙂
Find out more at http://lizardwbs.net/computer-services/
The Better Business Bureau of Northwest N.C. (BBB of NWNC) is warning consumers of a recent scam concerning computer safety. Scam artists are calling consumers and pretending to be technicians from companies such as Microsoft and claiming they have detected viruses, malware or error messages from your computer to gain remote access or sell you software you do not need. Brian Wright, CEO of BBB of NWNC, experienced the scammers first-hand.
“These scam artists are taking advantage of legitimate news stories and warnings about the need for computer security software to prevent hacking and identity theft,” said Wright.
BBB: Computer safety calls likely a scam – Salisbury Post
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BBB: Computer safety calls likely a scamSalisbury PostScam artists are calling consumers and pretending to be technicians from companies such as Microsoft and claiming they have detected viruses, malware or error messages from your computer to gain r …