YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED. DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER UNTIL YOU CALL THIS NUMBER: 1-800-BOLOGNA.
People. It is a waste of your time to call that number or any like it.
IT IS NOT TRUE. There is no problem with your computer.You have landed on a web page specifically designed to trick you into calling a Fake tech support professional. Who by a few magical clicks of the mouse, will “fix” your computer.
$600 and 2 hours later, after “they” make you feel afraid for your life, you will be angry. You will feel stupid and degraded once you find out you have been taken.
Save Yourself Some Frustration
The fix costs $0. Here it is:
1) hit the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] keys, all once.
2) Select “Task Manager” from the list.
3) Right-click on the name of your browser.
4) Left-click “End Task”
Close the task manager when the “warning” web page has closed.
Enjoy your computer.
Your next steps:
Friend, I wrote this quick tutorial for you because I am tired… no, tired is not the word. Angry! That’s the word.
I wrote this because I am angry that Overseas Tech Support Shops are using unethical business practices to drum up business. Instead of providing value to their customers and building a relationship of trust first then asking for a value added transaction, they resort to taking them hostage and extort money from them.
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The Internet and Email are the most dangerous avenues for viruses and scams. I am going to show you a couple of ways to protect yourself from these threats via email.
The first one, is to hide the message reading pane; and the second one is to use the “to” column to verify the recipient of the email before you open it.
Depending on your email client (the program you use to view your email) the settings should be similar to what I am about to describe. For this exercise I will use the Windows Live Mail program that comes with your windows Vista, 7, or 8. If you have a different operating system and email client, leave me a message at bottom of this article and I will respond with a specific solution for your case. Continue reading “Two Tweaks To Avoid Email Scams”
I have already warned you about this scam. Microsoft Tech Support will NOT call you because your computer is broken or infected. But unethical jerks who will pretend to be from Microsoft will. And they will try to suck as much money off of you as possible.
Wow. These things are rampant. I receive calls and emails on this often.
This scam, or phishing attempt, goes like this: You receive an email that claims you made a purchase or sent money to someone. If you have never seen one of these emails, you will be amazed at the detail. The email looks like it actually came from the place they claim to be. Continue reading “How to spot an email scam”