The fact that it persists strongly suggests that the scam still works, and with VOIP offering a low cost overhead for endless cold calling, these characters have the means to call as many people as they can fit into a working day. Snowed under with work, I laconically burst out laughing, and didn’t stop until the caller hung up. This one, despite her strong Indian accent, was called Rachel, one of the most English names you will find.
Of course, this is part of the tactic, to present a “civilized” veneer of legitimacy for what is, surely at the back of most people’s mind, a surprising call.
Why get bogged down with inconvenient registration pages when you don’t have to?
for free chat rooms features, amazing online chat rooms, and mobile chat at the click of a mouse.
The next step, whether the Run box can be opened or not, is to install software called AMMYY (who claim to be aware that their software is being misused in this way, but show up in many places as an untrusted service You've probably heard the term "don't scam a scammer" but I've always been fond of "don't scam a tech writer" myself.
Not exactly a professional outfit; rather the classic signs of a scam.
Even if you *have* requested some telephone support from your PC vendor or work IT, verify their identity before proceeding.
If you’re landed here having been taken in by this scam, then you need to act quickly.
My usual Surface Pro, my Raspberry Pi and my Toshiba laptop, running Linux Mint.
This scam is designed to be used on Windows computers only, and as you may well know, Linux security issues and viruses are rare.