This is a scary reminder that we can all use- be aware and alert when you use social media.
Last week, I had an up close and personal experience with a cyber-criminal ! I was home alone, reading Face Book posts. I clicked on a picture to open the link and read the text, when all sorts of messages popped on my screen. I tried to X them out but was unable to do so. Then as I began to panic, I started reading the messages. DO NOT POWER DOWN as you will destroy your HARD DRIVE and/ or FILES. More messages popped in when I noticed a phone number to reach a CERTIFIED MICROSOFT TECHNICIAN. I have to say I was suspicious but also very near panic for a “lifeline!” I fit the victim profile perfectly.
First I heard the robo message about “message being recorded for quality control”. This obviously was to further draw the computer owner into the web. Next, a very polite and extremely…
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