A wonderful person who is tech-savvy sent an e-mail message yesterday explaining that she cannot trust her mom with a computer or phone anymore because scammers posing as Microsoft stole $2000 from her.
Take a few moments to have the anti-scammer conversation with those you love. Their computer screen might display Microsoft’s logo stating that there is a virus on their computer. It is a scam, and they should not phone the tech support number on their screen.
Encourage your loved ones to watch the hilarious TED talk video: ted.com/talks/james_veitch_this_is_what_happens_when_you_reply_to_spam_email
Please forward this to your friends, so they alert their trusting loved ones.