Thursday, September 22, 2011
I've just had phone call about "my computer" telling me that it's infected. OK, right.
Me: Which computer?
Foreign-sounding Guy On Phone: Do you have a computer?
Me: If you don't know if I have a computer, how can you tell me it's infected?
That elicited a load of gobbledegook about viruses from my address - both my IP address and apparently my street address. OK again.
Eventually I said I don't own a Windows computer (I'm a naughty little liar, I am) and he hung up.
It hits hardest because my poor little laptop is off at the manufacturers after completely reinstalling Windows didn't work. It kept freezing even as it was updating Windows. I miss it.
Edited to Add:
Thanks to Richard for this link about the scam: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/09/21/microsoft-dumps-partner-telephone-support-scam/