20 Nov 2013
20 Nov 2013

WARNING: Identity Theft Alert

Computer Dangers ConceptBy: Patrick Carroll, Owner
Pat’s Computer Rescue

Pat’s Computer Rescue has seen an increase in calls from customers who understandably fell prey to  to a recent phone scam.   Legitimate sounding callers indicating that their Microsoft computer was facing a security breech, or their software needed to be updated to prevent a breech.

The scammers often ask for personal information such as your credit card number and then charge you for phony services, or proceed to remotely take over your computer and adjust settings in your computer that leaves it open to malicious software attacks. They can also trick you into downloading malicious software, thus corrupting your computer.

Microsoft has indicated that, “they will not make unsolicited phone calls about computer security or software fixes…and if you receive a call like this it is a scam, and you should hang up immediately.”

Microsoft also stated that, “Neither Microsoft nor our partners make unsolicited phone calls (known as cold calls) to charge you for computer security or software fixes.”

For more information on this scam please visit the below links:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/securitytipstalk/archive/2013/10/10/fake-support-phone-calls-could-lead-to-identity-theft.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-scams.aspx#Victim

Patrick Carroll, OwnerIf you think you might have fallen prey to one of these scam phone calls, contact us immediately. Our Team of highly qualified technicians will walk you through the steps to help you regain control, and get your computer upgraded and back in business.

Until Next Time…Pat

330.572.7526 x 1004
pat@patscomputerrescue.com