A new twist on an old scam?
I got a Skype call from someone called “ONLINE HELP” (Dratimonlinehelp) this morning.
Out of curiosity I answered to see what they had to say. A computerised voice told me that “my computer protection was out of date” and I was “at serious risk” if I didn’t go to www.IWantToP0wnYourComputer.com*.
With all phishing scams I like to apply the “Grandma & Grandpa” test and see whether or not my “not that computer literate elderly relatives” would be likely to fall for the scam… and in this case, given how “personal” getting a phone call is (automated or not) compared to a random email (that hopefully gets blocked by spam filters) I’d have to rate this one quite highly.
*(Ok, that wasn’t the real address, but you get my point!)