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admin2 On January - 18 - 2013

The top computer scam of 2012 was the computer virus fixing scheme. It typically begins with a call warning you that your computer has been infected with a virus. The caller then offers to clean your computer. What the caller is trying to achieve is for you to allow them remote access to your computer, and to give them your credit card information as well.

The scammer will insist that in order to clean your computer they need remote access. They will ask you for your passwords, and then they will require your credit card information so they can bill you for their services.

Please, do not ever give an unsolicited caller your credit card information or access to your computer. And to be safe do not click on a pop-up advertisement for anti-virus services.

The best option to rid your computer of viruses is to buy anti-virus software from a legitimate, trusted vendor.

Categories: Computer Crime, Scams

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