Victim Location 07080
Type of a scam Tech Support
My 70 year old mother opened yahoo and received a popup that she was unable to close and gave a phone number to call. It said it was a warning about malware already on her computer. She called, gave them access to her computer, name, address, and phone number before I came home and stopped this, kicking them off her computer. I luckily got home in time. I was able uninstall software they had added and she didn’t give any bank information at that point. She was only on the phone long enough to ask the name, phone number, and address, unknown if they were going to ask for banking information. The gentleman said he was from Microsoft Azure and pulled up their website. After the incident I confirmed that number is not associated with them. I even called back and got a woman who didn’t want to give a company name but tried to say they were associated with best buy and eventually told me they were part of fixnow.com. This was a close one but these people need be stopped. Thank you!