I write a lot about staying safe online but in our world this subject is incredibly important. Over the next few months I will be writing about general online safety tips.
There is a very common scam out there right now where you will get a call and the person on the hone will say something like this: “Your computer is infected with a virus and I will help you get rid of it.” They also usually state they are from “Microsoft” or “Apple” or some other large computer company. They are not. They are nothing more than lying thieves.
They will then ask you to go to a specific web site address and allow them access to take control of your computer.
DO NOT DO THIS! NEVER DO THIS.
Hang up IMMEDIATELY! Then block the phone number from your phone (or add to the auto-reject list).
We even get these calls at our office! I admit, if we aren’t busy we have a little fun with these people… and if you are so inclined, I suggest doing so yourself but NEVER go to the site they tell you to and NEVER give them access to your computer.
Once you allow them access, they will have total control over your system, your data, your digital life.
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