Printer Friendly

COMPUTER VIRUS CONS ARE CALLING; INVESTIGATE.

Byline: Penman; Sommerlad

LOOK OUT for cold callers saying that your computer has a virus and they can fix it.

John Boothby was phoned by a company called go4isecure, which said it would sort the problem for pounds 49.

"They managed to get some control of my PC, but I disconnected them," said John.

Its website says go4isecure has a UK office but the site is registered in India and they admitted to us they don't have a "physical address".

Another reader was contacted by WinPCtech.net, registered in Holland.

We asked the company how it gets the phone numbers of potential customers? And how can it know the computers have a virus?

They haven't replied. Then there's IT expert Graham Mapper, phoned by people calling themselves Computer Technology UK.

"They didn't even know who my ISP is, which they would if they were monitoring my network access," said Graham.

The accounts at Computer Technology UK are three years late and it has been threatened with compulsory liquidation.

Upshot: never give cold callers your credit card details and definitely do not permit them to download anything on your computer.
COPYRIGHT 2010 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2010 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 15, 2010
Words:189
Previous Article:SUNNY BOY GETS BURNT; INVESTIGATE.
Next Article:IN a rare victory, "self-employed" [...]; INVESTIGATE.
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters