This morning received a call from “Peter Williams” from Microsoft (allegedly). Mr Williams kindly informed me that my Windows machine is contaminated with virus and offered to demonstrated this by holding down the windows key plus “R”.
This put Windows machine into “Run” mode and could create a task giving Mr Williams Admin privileges i.e. control of the machine.
I did not venture any further but hopefully if you get a call you can simply put the phone down.
- Cyber-scammers no match for Canadian sense of humour (fullcomment.nationalpost.com)
- Scammers (sjmortenson.wordpress.com)