Thursday, December 11, 2014

You say it's sick, and you don't know where?

'Tis the season to beware of your surroundings and the scammers.

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.


Sioux Roslawski said...

Linda-Those scammers are quite clever. They catch us unaware, and we don't even think they're tightening the noose...

I'm glad Bill turned it back on them. Good for him.

Could Bill get rid of all the security things that are popping up--unasked-for--on everyone's blogs? They're a PITA...

Bookie said...

I have had an increased number of those fake link emails. Almost feel for one! This always increases at the holidays, some little disgruntled scrooge somewhere trying to wreck the happiness of others as there is NO benefit for them...unless they work for Best Buy, ha-ha.

Connie said...

So crazy! They will try anything to hack accounts.

Chatty Crone said...

Hey girl - these scams are getting better and better too. I can't believe the number I get a day and some of them are looking pretty realistic.


Val said...

Yeah, they tricked my mom into pushing buttons. She talked to them for thirty minutes, then took down their number in case she needed to call them.

Genius and I gave her a stern talking-to.