Almost every week a client comes in or calls about some suspicious phone call the got. This blog tries to spread the news about those scams via phone so hopefully you will not fall for them.
A call came in saying that you had lately your computer serviced by your local computer store and that they try to refund money,… This is the second time I heard about this lately. Not sure what their spiel is, maybe they ask for you credit card to refund (and this way to give them access to it) or they ask to log into your computer and asking for more money to fix illusive problems but saying they charge you only the difference?
The main scam is the caller saying “we noticed some problems on your system!” Security or whatever. They say they are from Microsoft or an associate and request remote access to show you what is wrong and offer help for money.