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    Exclamation Possible Scam...

    The other night I had a phone call, in which the person claimed there was an issue with security on my PC and they needed to Remote in - in which case there were told to go....

    They have tried to phone a me a few times claiming the same thing.

    Under no circumtances let anyone remote into to your PC as they can:

    - Find all passwords
    - Use your browsing history and temporary internet files to obtain passwords
    - Possibly steal your identity
    - Take control of your PC
    - And others

    I have heard 2 other cases of phone calls of this nature - Please pass this on as it is inevitable someone will be duped into letting these people remote in.

    If you are ever in doubt regarding your PC on performance and security take it to someone you trust who knows what they are doing. And never let people 'remote in'.

    Gazza4

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    "Hoi, it's my PC, not yours..."

    Can I have the name, address, and phone number of the company claiming this security issue please, I'll phone you back when I have bought a computer

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    Well worth remembering just in case it is a scam.
    I suppose, if they did ring you up. You could always answer. Hello Bill Gates here. Can I help you............

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    I have been using computers for years and have never ever heard of this tbh.

    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    "Hoi, it's my PC, not yours..."

    Can I have the name, address, and phone number of the company claiming this security issue please, I'll phone you back when I have bought a computer
    Didn't catch it and they don't leave a number.

    Gazza4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza4 View Post

    If you are ever in doubt regarding your PC on performance and security take it to someone you trust who knows what they are doing.
    an never take it to PC World!

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    In doubt about the PC security and performance?
    Remove the hard drive, place it on a gas burner for 15 minutes
    That will securely remove the performance...

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    gazza - if you pm me your details - I can check your pc out......

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    Quote Originally Posted by david.aka.judas View Post
    gazza - if you pm me your details - I can check your pc out......
    I'll pass

    Gazza

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    If you put your right index finger on the computer screen this will fix many faults too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    If you put your right index finger on the computer screen this will fix many faults too!
    You lost me

    Gazza4

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