A two-year investigation has led to the arrest of two telephone scammers who were preying on vulnerable victims, tricking them into thinking their electronic devices were affected by malware. This investigation was conducted by Microsoft and British police.
One of the ways the scammers tricked their victims into believing their PCs had been infected was by asking them to look for warning or error messages in their Windows Event Viewer’s application logs. While those in the know understand these to be harmless, to someone not very tech savvy, these messages can seem ominous and will more easily pay for someone to help “fix” their computer problems.
It is important to remember no tech company will ever make an unsolicited call to help you fix any problems you might have. So, if you think you may have a problem, or some website or email is convincing you that your computer is at risk, don’t just talk to anyone, call us at OptfinITy anytime and we’ll be glad to assist. Don’t forget, we offer free assessments, so you won’t even need to worry about opening your wallet to get help!