Last week my computer was hacked. I had several tabs open when it started slowing down to a crawl and I thought Spectrum had gone down again. Then it locked up and started flashing and a loud recording in a woman's voice came on telling me it was Windows Defender Security Center who had blocked my PC for security reasons.
Sunday, November 12, 2023
They make it seem so official but they are Internet Scammers. The only blogger I ever remember this happening to was Dizzy Dick about six or seven years ago but his was Ramsonware so he turned it off immediately and took it to a PC repair person but I don't recall what the outcome was.
I should have done the same but it did not take long after speaking to her to realize that she was a hack with a strong British accent. When they want you to check your bank account or give them your cellphone number...hang up immediately!!!
This woman allegedly named Diane said she needed this information to pass on to the FBI...yeah right! I went immediately to our local FBI Office which was very difficult to find let alone get into. The officer was very nice and knowledgeable and said it was a good thing I did not provide them with that information. He gave me an official FBI webpage where anyone can report it if it happens to them...IC3.gov
I hope your week was better than mine. It has been cool and drizzly and late this evening as well as all day tomorrow we are expecting heavy rains.
Gasoline prices continue to go down for now. It was $2.699 for a gallon of unleaded at Walmart on Friday.
Good night. May you have Terlingua Dreams.