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I am very sure “John Connor” dose not want to help fix your computer for you… too funny.
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The Indian call centre scam that warns users that their computers are infected is one of the longest running and most annoying Internet rackets.
At TechCentral, we get called on average at least once a week — sometimes far more often — by a friendly sounding Indian national warning us that our Windows computer is infected with a virus. The call, which originates from a call centre, follows exactly the same script every time. Usually we shrug them off and put the phone down, but this week we thought we’d humour them to find out how they operate.
It should be noted that the consequences of their actions could lead to financial losses for you and you may even lose important documents on your computer. In short, never, ever, let these guys have access to your computer.
As this week’s call came in, the first thing the “operator” at the other end of the line tried to establish was who was owner of the Windows computer in the household. I’d taken the call. It was time to have some fun. I told the scammer that I was the PC owner. He proceeded to introduce himself as “John Connor”. I laughed quietly as I imagined Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator hunting down this scamster in the streets of Calcutta. Perhaps he should have come up with a more convincing name.
Curated from www.techcentral.co.za