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These days, there's a fair chance you may have had a call from someone out of the blue that you've never heard of telling you that there's a problem with your computer. No one is going to call you like this unless you already have a relationship with them for support. So - if you are contacted - thank them for calling and hang up. Whatever you do - don't let them take control of your system or pay them!
 
There's quite the list of people trying to scam this way in the article link below and it has various examples and suggestions that can be quite useful as well as many links to similar articles.
 
 
or read this interesting exchange with someone who was ready for them...
 
You can be sure that any list of spammers is not comprehensive and that it will frequently change.
It's the "process" you need to watch out for.
 

 

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