Not a new scam, but in case you or someone you know hasn’t heard about it – Maria wants to make sure you’re aware the scammers/”phishers” are out there again right now, trying to get you on the line. Read ahead for her report:
Just wanted to make everyone aware of a phone scam. I received a call at about 4:30 pm today from a number (206) 395-2039 asking for my husband by name. My husband wasn’t home so I tried to get his information so I could pass it on. The caller had a very thick accent from India and said his name was “Ryan Wilson, calling from the IT department regarding your windows computer. We have been receiving warning threats from your computer but I’m calling to guide you through the process to correct it.”
I told him that I didn’t believe him and he said, “go online now to firstname.lastname@example.org to check out our company and I can walk you through the process.”
I told him that i don’t believe him and that it was a scam because I have a Mac computer, all he said was..”but you had a Windows computer before” then he hung up.
I checked out the website but before I could get into the site, a warning message says it was a “phishing site.”
I called the number the caller had provided me (it also showed on my caller ID) but the message says this person is not available or outside of the calling area.
I hope this warning prevents scammers like these from taking advantage of our hard-working brothers and sisters.