DME Computer Services Omaha NE
Scam alert! Are you getting phone calls by people claiming to be tech support or opening emails attachments without scanning?
Lately, I have heard 2 common things from many customers. One is that they were checking emails right before they got hit by a bad virus and/or spyware infection. The other is that they received a phone call from Microsoft or some other computer company or antivirus company. In some cases, the customer is who called for support, but in each of the instances above, you accidentally just put your computer and information at risk to a hacker or virus!
When it comes to email, just assume its all a virus!!!! I don’t mean that entirely, but some aspects of email should no longer be trusted. You can read any email, that is safe enough. But from now on, assume every single attachment and link to a website in an email is a virus…….NO MATTER WHO SENT IT, EVEN YOUR WIFE OR BEST BUDDY! If their email is compromised, and many accounts are, then they will send out link and attachments to their friends to infect them. Your buddy isn’t doing it, and usually doesn’t know its happening. If you see this, inform them they may be hacked or infected.
As for the phone calls. Beyond me calling a customer….no company can legally know if your computer is infected beyond your service provider (i.e. cox, century link, etc) and they will usually not know either. If they call claiming to be Microsoft, or some other company stating your computer is infected, hang up, its a scam. Do NOT allow them access to your computer, just hang up! Also be cautious that if you doing a Google, or Bing, or Yahoo search for a company to call, that your aren’t clicking on the top PAID SPONSORED results at the top of the page. These are not the real companies in many cases, but spammers faking to be the real companies in order to rob you!
If you need computer repair or virus removal call us 402-650-8407.
DME Computer Repair Services Omaha,NE.