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This article was written on 30 Dec 2010, and is filled under scam.

New Scam Call – "Our System has Detected Your PC is About to Fail"

Jugend-Computerschule mit IBM-PC. Photo: Engelbert Reineke, courtesy Commons:Bundesarchiv

Two clients have called with the same question: “Is this a legitimate call?” They were both told that their PC’s were being monitored and that they had been alerted to a possible failure and/or a virus. The caller then asks for remote access. To further their claim to legitimacy, they will use names of companies that are local but now defunct so that if you Google the name you’ll find a downtown address.

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