Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Bronxville Computer & Web Design
1 follower
1 follower
About
Posts

Possible new scam to be aware of...just got a call from a customer who received a phone call from someone saying they are "from Verizon and we need you to turn on your computer so we can test it". My customer at first thought it was legitimate because the caller I.D. came up as "Verizon". But after asking for their phone number the shady caller hung up. For the record, Verizon would never call you out of the blue like that and ask you to turn on your computer, and secondly, just because the Caller I.D. looks legitimate doesn't mean anything anymore because people can buy local phone numbers and often customize their caller I.D. to show a fake name. More than likely this was another angle by the many fake computer tech companies, usually based in another country, that are attempting to lure you in to doing a remote support session with them so they can then tell you that your computer is polluted with viruses and they can remove all the bad stuff for $350 and up, or worse, install a hidden application that tracks your keyboard strokes. This latest ruse is a new one to me, but not surprising. We are seeing a steady rise in the number of fraudulent tech companies attempting to gain access to people's computers, and it is mostly happening to senior citizens. So, please, be aware of these scams. Here is a good article from ESET on the subject: https://www.eset.com/us/about/newsroom/corporate-blog/scam-alert-beware-of-fake-tech-support-phone-calls-1/
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Why you need to think local when your computer, tablet, smartphone, etc. needs tech support or repairs (shameless plug for Bronxville Computer & Web Design!)...
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded