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Beware of Microsoft Scam

by MrRon
posted 10-01-2018 08:16 PM


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GaryCK

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#1 posted 10-01-2018 10:39 PM

What did they do to take control of your computer?

I trust you’ve run virus, malware and rootkit scans since restarting? If they had control of your computer, they could have loaded malware onto it.

Thanks for the heads up.

-- Gary, Wisconsin

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AlaskaGuy

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#2 posted 10-01-2018 10:46 PM

How did they get control of your computer?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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lumbering_on

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#3 posted 10-01-2018 10:50 PM

These scams are usually done using a the built-in RDP in Windows, or using software such as Teamviewer. The rule is never ever let anyone have access to your computer – unless you know how to use a VM and how to have fun with them.

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Waldo88

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#4 posted 10-02-2018 02:04 PM

Umm, how did people on the phone have your IP address?

Did you click call me on one of those malicious “Windows alerts” that pop up occasionally when surfing porn?

Bad people have your phone # (which means they also have your name/address/email/birthday/possibly SSN) and have linked it to your IP address. You really need a new IP address ASAP because you can assume everything you do online has been compromised.

Never, ever, ever, ever let anyone link a phone # to an IP address.

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