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Kudos0

Tech Support SCAM

I received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Norton Support.  He said they were monitoring my PC and it was sending and receiving malicious information from the internet.  This call sounded legit, but after a number of calls from "Microsoft" asking for access to my PC (obvious scam), I thought I should check farther.  I contacted Norton Support and was informed they do not do this sort of thing.  Since it sounded so legitimate, I urged them to let their users know.  Failing that, I think a lot of people might be deceived on this and give them access.

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Kudos0

Re: Tech Support SCAM

Kudos0

Re: Tech Support SCAM

Thanks for passing this one .... and for checking with the real Norton Support. As you now know neither they (nor Microsoft) ever call people to report they have a problem unless you have had a contact with them first about that specific situation.

We get a good number of them at home and my wife is used to frustrating them, and our phone makes it easy to block repeat calls although often the number on the Caller ID is faked.

Hugh

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