Thursday, November 9, 2017

254-771-1865 scam / phishing

This phone number 254-771-1865 just called me with the caller ID "Wrisk William W".
The man on the phone said he was calling from "Microsoft Technical Support" about my Microsoft computer.
Note: I don't have a computer running Microsoft.
Without letting the man know this, I then asked the man what the problem was with my computer.
He was scammer trying to sell me bogus / fake anti-virus software for a problem that didn't exist for a computer that didn't exist.
The people like this pray on the elderly that don't understand computers.

In related news, a bunch of scammers impersonated IRS officials recently and went to jail: