Hi, just had second phone call from someone claiming to represent 'Computer Maintenance Services' same sort of thing as above, claiming to be part of Microsoft and wanting to help me clean my computer of a "lot" of viruses.
He was very insistent that it's not a scam and he only wanted me to log onto his site and give him access to my computer so he could show Me how infected my PC was.
Did I do wrong by telling him were to place his monitor.
I've just had them on the phone again to tell me that my PC is full of polymorphic viruses, kept them talking for about 10 minutes, even asked if this virus was part of the Root Kit family and he told me that it was far worse.
It seams that I'm part of the Windows privilege member and that is why they are phoning, even when I told them my PC was an Apple know what the answer was,
"Microsoft system on your machine has told us this already"
Constantly hearing about these type of maintenance virus scams, and yesterday was the first time that I apparently received such a call. I never spoke to the 'gentleman' but he left a message on the answer machine, requesting 'press 5' for more information, 'press 9' for immediate help in resolving my computer problems.
Didn't get the name of the company, but it began with M (not Microsoft) which I have heard about before.
If and when they telephone again, I will have to go into my "Yes/No", "I didn't quite hear that" mode.
I think maybe my wife should be awarded a prize for the best way to get rid of nuisance infected windows computer calls, on the first occasion that she answered the call the person with an Indian sounding accent stating he was calling from Microsoft she answered if a very frail old persons voice saying I am very sorry there is no one called Michel Soft here oddly the caller hung up , on another occasion they kept asking if she had Windows she replied yes I have lots of windows so many if fact that I get quite tired out cleaning them all, oddly enough the caller again hung up , one other ploy is to answer in a frail sounding voice when asked "do you have windows" then say please can tell what does it look like then I will try to find it for you son