Telemarketers claiming to be from a business called PC Solutions have been calling area residents claiming that their PC has been infected with viruses which can only be fixed if you perform certain functions on your computer that will allow them remote access. This is a scam that follows a well-known pattern.
A phone call comes in from a blocked or international number, and the caller urgently claims to be a certified tech agent who has detected viruses or malware on your computer that must be fixed right away. These callers use scare tactics such as telling you to check your Event Viewer to reveal a bunch of “errors” or ask to take over your PC remotely to reveal more so-called problems. And, inevitably, they demand payment via credit card or online payment system, usually to the tune of several hundred dollars, to clean your PC. Allowing remote access to your computer puts not only your computer at risk, but more importantly any of your personal information that the computer may contain.
These types of scams are on the rise and show no signs of slowing down. As time goes by, these scammers are getting bolder, targeting not only individuals but also businesses. No matter the victim or the tactics they use, it’s immoral and certainly illegal.
So what can you do to protect yourself? Find this story on our website at KDCountry94.com and read the article attached to it on how to avoid tech support phone scams. The best plan in dealing with these types of calls is to simply hang-up the phone. No reputable company is going to call you out of the blue and ask for access to or information about your computer.