That call from your friendly computer security company? Probably a scam

Has it happened to you?

An increasing number of New Jersey residents have been getting calls from individuals who say they work for computer and internet safety companies, advising them of a breach or security concern with their home or work computer.

“It’s not on the level. This scam comes and goes, and right now it’s coming again,” said Adam Levin, chairman and founder of Identity Theft 911 and a former director of the state Division of Consumer Affairs.

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One thought on “That call from your friendly computer security company? Probably a scam

  1. Of course this isn’t just limited to New Jersey. This sort of scam is global, and has been going on for years. Check out the BBC security correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones’ encounter – he recorded it so you can probably find it online somewhere.

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