Just a reminder to always be on guard. Scams come in many forms - computer scams are probably high on the list. Don't click on any "popups" - call the company and confirm. Many of us have received calls from someone claiming to be from the "computer department", etc. Hang up, it's a scam!!
See below what happened to one of our members.
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association
Hi Roe I forgot to tell you I fell for a scam on the computer last week.I was reading my emails and there was a photo of Pres. Bush and 22 funny things he said and up popped a message from Microsoft,so I opened it and it said my computer was hacked into and I should call Microsoft.So I called a was told that my computer was hacked into and would be useless and even a new computer wouldn't work because the IP Address was corrupted.The guy said Microsoft wouldn't be doing the repair they contacted United Net Solutions to could fix it for $499 which I paid with my credit card. While they were downloading their applications such as virus and spyware my daughter called and she checked online and this is a common scam among many. So I told them to stop downloading and I want a refund, I also called my credit card company and cancelled the credit card and had to change my email password.
So far there hasn't been any charges on my card, I have to check again today but I had to call the real Microsoft and have tech support to remove all the things they installed and it cost me $100.
We always hear about scams on the telephone I guess I wasn't expecting a computer scam.