At lunchtime today I received a phone call on our landline from a lady who said she was calling from the Windows Maintenance Department. I thought she was going to offer me a window washing service, but no such luck.
She claimed that my computer was generating error messages and that she was calling to assist me in sorting it out. I told her to get lost and put the phone down.
I told my son, the IT boff about the call and he confirmed it is a scam and nothing whatsoever to do with Microsoft. Goodness knows where gullible people will end up if they entertain a call like this, probably with spyware on their computer, identity theft or their bank accounts depleted.
The internet is not a safe place – be careful out there folks and if in doubt rather err on the side of caution than be sorry later.