Making people aware of scams that criminals are using to get access to your data and/or PC/Handheld/Tablet

  • Scams

    A new Scam where criminals claim they need to install software on your device to resolve problems with it.

    Yesterday my mom received a call from someone claiming that they are phoning from “Microsoft”. They told her that they are receiving data or logs from her home computer and that something is seriously wrong on the computer. They then explained that “Microsoft” would like to assist her to resolve the problems. The caller also told her that they see the motherboard is faulty, which should set off a million alarm bells as I doubt that Microsoft would even care if your home computer is having hardware problems. He then proceeded by telling her that to resolve the issue he needs to get her to install a piece of software. Thank…