Your phone rings. The caller identifies themselves as someone from a “tech support” company. Your computer has problems, he says, and he called to help you fix them. You agree to pay some sort of fee. You help them set up remote access to your computer. And now you have been hacked and helped them do it.
Would you respond the same way if the call came from a automotive service garage? A lawn service company? Your bank? Would you let a stranger hold your wallet? Drive your car? Give them the keys to your house? No? I hope not.
Then why would you let a complete stranger into your computer? Trust me, nobody is monitoring your computer in case it malfunctions, and no one is going to call when it does. So please – just hang up the phone.Share