A man called with a foreign accent and said our computer called his company, and he needed information to repair our computer. Bill went back and forth with him, asking questions the guy could not answer.
Then the man said he would go into our computer and make the repairs. Bill asked WHY? WHAT repairs? The guy was getting flustered, so Bill said, "I'll tell you what, buddy, since you know my computer has a problem, and you can't tell me what it is, I will just take it to Best Buy and have them look at it."
There was a long pause, as if he were conspiring with someone, then he said aloud, "What the hell is Best Buy?"
When he realized we heard him, he said, "Sir, if you do not comply with my request, I will disconnect your computer right now. I am doing it! You will no longer have internet access to your computer! Do you hear me?!"
Click! Bill hung up.
Hackers have tried to get me to open links by sending me emails in my friends' and family members' names. I delete them.
Don;t fall for these scams.