Scammers are always changing their tactics to take advantage of computer users. There’s a new one out there that I wanted to tell you about. We’ve talked before about fake virus pop-ups that direct you to scam tech-support sites. This new one adds the element of sound.
A window will open and you’ll hear a voice telling you that your computer has just been infected and that you need to call a certain number right now to fix it.
In the past few days a friend of mine’s mother and our graphic artist’s father-in-law were hit by this same scam. It’s completely FAKE! If your virus software detects a virus, it fixes it. It won’t direct you to a number to call. These crooks just want to get your credit card number or access to your computer.
What you’re hearing is just a pop-up ad. There is no legitimate scenario under which a voice will tell you there’s an issue with your PC and have you call a number. Got it? Promise? If it happens, just shut the browser to make it go away. If you’re actually concerned about your computer run a scan with your always up-t0-date security software.