Tuesday, November 10, 2009

AARP warns subscribers about fake anti-virus software

The AARP Bulletin, for Novemb er 2009, on p. 26, contains an article by Sid Kirchheimer warning seniors about fake anti-virus software. The article is called a “scam alert”. It warns about popups or emails that attempt to get the computer owner to download “antivirus software” and also warns about telephone telemarketing calls selling computer anti-virus products, a practice that I have never encountered.

I could not find a specific link online to this story, but I did find a link at AARP for a book by him, “Scam-Proof your Life,” here.

Two years ago, there was a time period where fake anti-virus software was often offered in spam comments to blogs and discussion boards.

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