Windows scam warnings

Scams are everywhere
Scams to watch out for

Windows scams have been around for a long time, but they are changing their tact and a lot of people are falling for it. The main one that we have seen of late is:

  • Windows advising you that you have a virus and you need to contact them. Again, if you have a virus, you will know about it and you wont get a email about it. Some advise your computer is running slow as a cause of the virus, which you might say ‘yeah, I thought my computer was running a little slower than usual’.

Unless you pay a company to monitor your computers and to be notified if there are any issues, you wont be notified out of the blue from a company called Windows.

DID YOU KNOW – Most people know Microsoft as Windows, but, Microsoft is the company that produces a product called ‘Windows’, such as ‘Windows 7’, ‘Windows 8’, so, if you are contacted by Windows, technically, they should be calling them selves Microsoft. Just my opinion being a stickler for details.

 

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