Friday, 23 November 2012

What's Fake Tech Support

just finished reading a cool article on the new way people are conning us and I think you should read it as well, here is idea, (quote from Make Use Of magazine)
"You’re sitting at home, minding your own business. Suddenly, the phone rings. You pick up, and it’s Microsoft (or Norton, or Dell, or …). Specifically, it’s a support engineer, and he’s concerned – concerned for your well-being, and for your computer’s health. You see, his company’s servers have detected your computer has fallen prey to a dangerous virus that’s been making the rounds. Untreated, this virus will steal all of your personal data, credit card numbers and all, and will then proceed to spread to your loved ones and other contacts, wreaking havoc on their lives. Oh, and it will also ruin your computer. If you’re reluctant to believe, the technician can easily prove it. He shows you how to open your Windows Event Viewer. Those errors you see there? That’s the virus right there; conclusive evidence. Fortunately, the technician is here to help. If you could just let him assume remote control over your computer for a few minutes, they would make all of this go away….for a modest fee, of course."
sounds OK doesn't it, wrong this a scam, as you read it the quote above, it starts with a so called it engineer calling you and it ends with you parting with lots of money for nothing, the thing you need to remember about this is, IT Engineers don't usually call people up, you call them. read the article from Make Use Of magazine, below and find out how to stop it happening to you
What's Fake Tech Support & Why You Shouldn't Trust Everything You See on Google