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.


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'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!