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Warning Computer Scam: Fake Telephone Calls
The Scammers are at it again, this time they are calling and saying they are from AVG Antivirus.
If you receive a call from a person reporting to be a computer technician working for Microsoft or Windows, or AVG and they tell you have a problem with your computer or that you have a virus infection hang up and DO NOT proceed.
I wrote about this in December 2011 and again in June 2012, the calls have started again, if you receive one hang up and DO NOT proceed.
The Call is a hoax from a company probably in India that has got hold of list of English people living in France, they tell you to do lots of things and to look at lots of different files on the computer to scare you into thinking there is a problem. They say they need to access the computer remotely to fix the problem, this is where the scam cuts in, they access the computer plant a virus then want credit card details to fix the problem.
They are not associated with Microsoft, AVG, or any other legitimate company, they are looking to get access to computers and or credit card details.