This blog complements my book, The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security, to help you keep your home computers and smartphones secure.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Bogus phone calls saying they have detected a virus on your PC

I mentioned this scam in my book but unfortunately it seems to be getting worse. So tell your friends and family not to fall for it or perhaps, like the BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones, string them along a bit and waste their time. Basically if you get a call saying your PC has a problem and needs fixing then don't pay any money - it's a scam.

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