North Myrtle Beach warns of Geek Squad and Windows 7 scam

akelley@thesunnews.comMarch 21, 2014 

North Myrlte Beach residents have reported recieving phone calls from a man claiming to be with Best Buy’s Geek Squad offering to visit a home to make computer repairs, said city spokesman Pat Dowling.

The caller tells the resident there is a problem with Windows 7 on their computer and that it needs to be corrected immediately and directs the resident to log onto their computer and follow his instructions to correct the problem. Dowling said none of the residents logged onto the computer.

“The obvious danger here is that, if someone does follow the caller’s instruction to log on to their computer and follows the caller’s additional instructions, personal bank account, credit card, email addresses and content, and more will be placed at risk,” Dowling said.

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