If you're having computer related problems and think your going to get trustworthy help by calling a number you find on the internet - think again.
The Federal Trade Commission has been cracking down
but can't keep up with shady businesses who are targeting unsuspecting consumers with ads on internet search inquiries and pop-ups on compromised web sites. Callers are told they have errors, viruses or other made-up problems, and are told they need fix the problems for a few hundred dollars. Bottom line: it's a scam.
In the past few months I've heard stories from clients who have placed calls or received calls from "Microsoft", "Google", "Symantec", "Charter" and "Amazon" - later to find out that the person on the other end of the phone was not really from said company.
Never give personal, computer or financial information to someone you don't know over the phone. Microsoft nor any other legitimate computer company will ever call, email or pop-up a warning on your screen concerning problems with your computer. Don't feel pressured to reveal information or act right away. Feel free to call Computer Techs for a 2nd opinion.