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CyberSec Tips - "Computer Maintenance Department"
From: "Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah" <rmslade () shaw ca>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:21:43 -0800
I got a call today from "James," of the "computer maintenance department."
I suppose this may work better against those who actually *have* a computer
maintenance department. Since I'm self-employed, it's pretty obvious that this is
phony. Sometimes, though, "James" or his friends call from Microsoft or other
Just in case anyone doesn't know, these are false, attempts to get you to damage
your own computer, or install something nasty. They can then charge you for
spurious repairs, add you to a botnet, or mine your computer for account
Oh, and also, as chance would have it, today I got my first completely automated
spam/fraud/telemarketing call: a computer generated voice and voice response
system, asking how I was, and then, when I didn't respond, was I there. Probably
would have been fun to try and push the limits of it's capability, but I didn't have
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- CyberSec Tips - "Computer Maintenance Department" Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah (Jan 16)