Yesterday I received one of those scam unsolicited calls from “Windows Technical Support” telling me my computer was being hacked and they were going to helpfully help me fix it. The scam works by getting the unsuspecting user to allow them to access the computer via a remote connection.

When they access your computer, they either install viruses on your computer and then offer to clean it up for a fee, or they install malware on the computer so that they can abuse it. Either way, it’s hackers trying to access your computer.

I figure, I’d have some fun with them so I played along, pretending I was using a Linux computer, but clueless at the same time.

Listen in:

Martin Paredes

Martín Paredes is a Mexican immigrant who built his business on the U.S.-Mexican border. As an immigrant, Martín brings the perspective of someone who sees México as a native through the experience...

One reply on “Windows Tech Support Scam Call Recording November 2017”

  1. Martin
    This scam been going on for years. Last year we were getting their calls through the New York Federal Reserve. They had hacked into the New York Federal Reserve phone system and the Federal Reserve was unable to shut them down for months. Around this time of year, because many people are buying new computer, they play this game a lot. Believe this is coming out of Pakistan.
    This was just to funny!

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