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How the scammers work.

An interesting video here:

The Breakdown of a Fake AV Scammer - YouTube

showing just what those helpful people from a land far away will do if you allow them access to your computer.
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Had my first call from them today. Only managed to keep them on the line for 15 minutes before I lost it.

Must try harder next time but when the supervisor accused me of wasting his time I just couldn't help it.
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I had one on for an hour or so, up to Manager.

I'd just replaced a dead HDD in my laptop and reinstalled all the software it came with.

The very next day I got the Windows PC Laptop Microsoft Virus Windows Helpdesk PC Customer Service call, from Jake.

Did everything they told me to do, was shocked that my laptop could be infected with malware and vicious programs.

Got to the check various security logs and settings, they got very upset when I couldn't find anything wrong over the past month.

I begged them to help me, I didn't want my laptop infected or bank details sent to anyone, but they could not, as there was nothing to report.....

I had my fun, and kept them from bothering someone else for an hour.

...if wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets...
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