I received a scam call from someone claiming to be calling from Windows Technical Support. He had one of those unintelligible Asian accents so I believed him at first. He said they are getting multiple alarms that my internet is not working right, and they have to fix it. They wanted me to let them take control of my pc via “Teamviewer”. They really had me scared, but I didn’t want to let them on my pc if I wasn’t sure who they were. I told them this but they talked it off. I said I have Norton anti-virus and they said that Norton can’t prevent all the viruses and I must have some serious ones. So I told them I’ll call Norton and see what they suggest. They kept talking and I hung up. When I got in touch with Norton, they told me that it’s a scam and that they can do damage, and in any case they will try to get money from me to fix non-existent problems.
Norton said I should notify the authorities, but I don’t know how to do that. So I am telling you and maybe you will know whom to notify.
The phone number that called me is 800-480-0064. At least that’s the number that came up on my DSL line in Jerusalem. BTW they were trying to get me Friday from midnight to 3am Jerusalem time. Then they called again Saturday night, and that’s when I answered the phone. But in US time that would be Friday 5pm to 9pm, and Saturday afternoon. Evidently a weekend project!
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