Monday, October 21, 2013

New Scam


From my guest blogger, the "Tree Hugger":


I got a phone call moments ago from "Windows support" saying they had 
noticed malicious software being down-loaded into my computer.

It was a woman with a foreign accent. I asked for a phone number where I could phone them back. She did give me an 800 number.

When I said, "Gee, that's funny. We don't have a Windows operating system," she hung up immediately. 

I looked up the 800 number she had given me. It apparently belongs to a Christian bookstore in Vancouver, British Columbia. It's probably not the number she was calling from. 

I'm hoping this note may spare someone from falling for a gimmick like this.

3 comments:

PseudoPiskie said...

Good on you! Did you email the place and tell them their number is being used?

Golden To Silver Val said...

I've received that call about 4 times now....it's usually a man with an Indian accent. I like your response better than mine. LOL. I just say "not interested" and hang up.

KathyA said...

Interesting!!! And thanks for the heads up!