Is “Microsoft” or “Google” calling you?

Has someone called you recently claiming to be from “Microsoft” or “Google”?  They may say your license has expired or your computer is sending out hundreds of errors or some other bogus alert.  If so, you’ve been scammed!

Like other tech support scams, this one tries to convince you that something is really wrong with your pc and urgently pressures you to visit their support website, call their “tech support team” or ask that you allow them to remote in to your computer.  Hopefully, this hasn’t happened to you yet, however if you happen to get this call in the future, hang up immediately.  If you’ve already been victimized by these scam artists, your bank account, passwords, emails, identity, etc. are at high risk of being stolen. In many cases you may not see any symptoms at all, other common symptoms include a recent unfamiliar “security” or “antivirus” software program or pop up.

If this has happened to you recently, bring your computer into the repair shop today and we can ensure your computer is safe and secure and recommend legitimate antivirus software to help prevent problems like this in the future.

 

 

Author: sampalm

My background was in database administration and software development at one of the world's largest banks. I left that 10 years ago to open a local computer repair shop here in my hometown of Baltimore.

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