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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Area Residents Report Computer Phone Scam

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.

 

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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