If you haven’t read my earlier post about Windows Security phone scams then click here.
I have just come across this blog entry from Graham Cluley regarding Microsoft dumping a Gold Partner over a phone scam closely related to the type I mentioned in my earlier blog.
I have had a few clients who have been caught out by this scam, some have managed to get out unscathed, some haven’t. All this proves is that you cannot be too careful and you need to make sure your security is up to the job and up to date as well as making sure you have access to an expert to help you through these sorts of problems.
It’s just like with SPAM email, if you do not know who it is from, and are in the least bit suspicious, don’t open it, delete it! If you receive an unsolicited phone call telling you your computer is infected, don’t listen, hang up, or at least politely tell them you aren’t interested then hang up! Then call me!
I can check your PC to make sure it is not infected or help to remove any infections it may have.
Be vigilant, keep yourself informed and educated, keep your security systems up to date and make sure you have access to an expert you trust!