Protect yourself from scammers
ABC did an article about some of the methods used by scammers to gain access to the computer of an unsuspecting victim. This article tells of some of their methods and how to protect yourself from them.
Briefly, it discusses those who call you, claiming to be from a software company (like Microsoft), telling you there is a virus on your computer.
What you should know:
- Software companies do not call individuals.
- Tech support only calls you if you called them first (and not always then, when you’re dealing with a company like Microsoft)
- If you get a call like this, hang up and call someone you trust. Do not call a number they give you; get a number from the official Microsoft web site, or call a local technician.