Don’t Be Fooled by Scammers.
The most common is a scammer who posses as a tech from Microsoft. They’ll tell you that they have found that someone was using or attacking your email. They’ll ask you to type a command (Maybe the window key and letter R which is the shortcut to command prompt) they may say type in netstat which just shows internet activity and may look weird but it isn’t. They’ll pray on your lack of computer knowledge and next they will ask you type in a help code which will give them access to your computer.
Now they will either take control of your computer or lock your computer. Either way this is not good and probably going to be costly.
REMEMBER: MICROSOFT WILL NOT CALL YOU!! THEY WOULD NOT HAVE THE TIME TO INDIVIDUALLY WATCH OVER EVERY USER.
If you get a call like this:
- Immediately ask for a call back number and hang up
- check with someone to see if calling them back is a good option
- if you call back; either it will be a bogus number or not take you to microsoft corporation switchboard
BEST SUGGESTION: JUST HANG UP!!!!! DO not engage in a conversation. If your having no problems then you saved your computer. If you are havin problems; get your computer to a repair person.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!! THIS CAN SAVE YOU YEARS OF PROBLEMS AND LOTS OF MONEY TOO IF YOU REMEMBER THIS ONE THING!!!!
MICROSOFT, IRS, SOCIAL SECURITY, YOUR ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE COMPANY, APPLE COMPUTERS NEVER EVER CALL YOU. THEY DON’T HAVE THE STAFF. JUST HANG UP