A little over a year ago, I received a call from an unknown number where the caller represented themselves as Microsoft. The caller, who spoke in a broken English dialect, indicated that there was a problem with my computer and that I should log into it right away. Almost immediately I was skeptical of the caller’s intentions to help me as I understood that as a computer technician myself, I knew that my computer was in exceptional shape and that I would not be in any real danger. I decided that I would play along until it got too serious as I expected the call would go in that direction.
- Microsoft (or Windows as they call themselves sometimes) will not call you!
- Never give remote access to your PC to anyone you do not know.
- The best prevention is to hang up on these people as soon as possible.