AS I previously reported, the nasty pasties have moved on from claiming to be Microsoft and are now dreaming up business names all for themselves. “Quantum PC Solutions” is one of the better ones I’ve heard recently.
Unfortunately, the call I just received was not one of those imaginative folk.
The call came in from “Computer Maintenance Department” (told you it was shit) who gave me the usual spiel about my computer getting infected every time I “go online” or send an email.
HA ha, thought I, I know your game matey. I’m going to string you along for a bit. Anyway, I was expecting him to go the usual “type infjunk into the run box” route that they have used in the past;
“Please type e.v.e.n.t.v.w.r into your run box.”
HANG ON! event viewer? He’s gone off script, I thought to myself. But alas, he got right back on again telling me that the perfectly normal files were viruses etc. Luckily they had a “crisis team” (I know, crisis team – I imagined ninjas sitting in black van waiting to roundhouse my computer!!) anyway, the “crisis team” were ready and waiting to fix the pesky files.
Here’s the thing, he actually gave me an address to go to, usually they figure me for someone who knows what they’re talking about and hang up long before then! He told me to go to http://www.cts247.com. At which point, expecting I could go no further without him actually gaining acces to my hard drive, I asked him who was the registered owner of that URL was as the AFP would probably like to know when I report this call and URL to them! He hung up! Chicken!
I checked out the Website afterwards and it look like this! Certified by who? Not any board I’ve ever heard of, or that actually exists!
So, all my lovely debunkers out there, remember do not EVEREVEREVER log into a website using “logmein” unless you have initiated the call and trust the company you’re talking to.