Quite a few of my clients on the Northern Beaches have been reporting getting cold calls from people with Indian accents telling them that "their PC has errors". They go on to say that in order to fix these errors they need to walk them through some steps which eventuates to downloading some software.
This is a scam for sure, any cold caller asking for access to your PC is not legit. The results of installing the software include the following:
- Annoying popup messages telling you your computer is infected
- Your computer becomes slow or unstable
- Your Internet browser home page may be different
- Your computer is probed for private information e.g. credit card numbers and passwords etc.
If you have experienced any of these it is likey you have a this or a similar threat on your computer.