|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 416 days ago||1141 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
416 days ago
Microsoft is SOOooo helpful! Someone from Microsoft just called me to tell me my computer may have been infected by something my anti-virus can’t detect. And that will damage the internal parts of my computer.gasp
Anyways, he asks me to press some keys and tell him what I see. Apparently what I see isn’t what he expects me to see. Of course not, you friggin’ moron. I’m running LINUX, not Vindows! So I’m ALREADY protected.
“You have been kicked from this conference”
gasp Oh no. My computer must have rebelled. Woe is me.
For all of my not-so-tech-savvy friends, Microsoft will NEVER call you unsolicited. This is a scam to get you to either install a piece of software that gives the guy on the other end control of your computer, OR they’ll try to get you to pay for “services” using your credit card. DO NOT give them any personal information or install anything.
If you’re running windows… I’m sorry. I realize you don’t know any better and probably have limited choices. But do NOT fall for this scam. I love playing with them, but they’re dangerous.