Phone Scam involving your "Windows Operating System". How does it work?
May 28, 2014 4:16 PM Subscribe
Phone computer scam?
posted by Liquidwolf to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So somehow my number was obtained by some third-rate phone scam operation in which a person (sounding to be from India) calls to inform you that their "system" has detected a virus and in your "Windows Operating System". They then attempt to get you to visit a website and I assume divulge personal information.
Maybe this has happened to you. What are they after and how does the scam work? It;s so obviously fake but no doubt it works on some ignorant folks. I usually use the opportunity to improvise new forms of verbal abuse on the caller or put the phone up to my speakers and crank some Black Metal but is there any other, more effective way, to deter them?