Computer Virus Scam

A friend called me today saying they received a call from a “Microsoft Partner” on Saturday, the person on the phone insisted the had viruses on their laptop.Laptop Disaster

Be-known to my friend they didn’t know this was a scam and they let this so called engineer take control of their laptop.

20 minutes (with a cost of £50.00) later they had installed the FREE version of Microsoft Security Essentials and confirmed the viruses had disappeared.

This is happening a lot at the moment, a these callers are contacting the older PC user – if you receive a phone call from anyone about your PC – tell them you don’t own one :-) !

The so called company acted under (http://www.itsolutionsonline.us) but this company appears to be ligitimate, however they are linked to a company called Wzsoft

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