Scammers disguising themselves as technical support

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  • Gunther MONROE, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 10:43 p.m.


    I get this phone call all the time. The best part is they always tell me it's on my Microsoft Windows computer, but I don't run Windows on any of my computers. When I start grilling them about what computer and what the virus is they get very belligerent.

    Usually they call me a few choice words before they hang up. It's pretty funny.

  • aceroinox Farmington, UT
    Jan. 6, 2014 2:59 p.m.

    This is not the only "tech support" scam. There is a group from India who purport to be from Microsoft and call to "inform" you that you have a virus on your computer or that your anti-virus software is out-of-date. They have hit my aging mother twice, convincing her to go to a certain web address, where her computer has been compromised along with all her personal information. They have called me twice as well. They get very indignant and repeatedly insist they are legit when you reveal that you are onto their scam.

    My advice: if someone calls offering tech support or to update your anti-virus tools, hang up on them immediately--it's a scam!