Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Friday June 17, 2011

Survey Reveals Extent of Emerging Internet Phone Scam

While I know you guys would never fall for something like this, we all know someone that would. Make sure you spread the word and pass this link on to your non-tech savvy friends and family members.

The scam works by criminals posing as computer security engineers and calling people at home to tell them they are at risk of a computer security threat. The scammers tell their victims they are providing free security checks and add authenticity by claiming to represent legitimate companies and using telephone directories to refer to their victims by name.