Monday, October 28, 2013

Phone scams offering tech support --- be wary

Local media are reporting telephone scams for personal computer technical support, as written up by Microsoft here
   
Some callers claim that they will shut off your computer remotely if you don’t work with them.
     

I got a phone call on a landline (which I don’t publish on my sites) purporting to be from AOL last spring.  The caller started talking about wanting me to change AOL settings, and curiously Comcast XFINITY didn’t screen and identify it.   I did hang up on it.  But it is true that my subscription had expired because a credit card had not been updated after it was lost.   

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