"Windows Technical Department" Scam


On 27 January 2014, my wife told be about a IT technician at windows that called her because her computer were sending warning signals to windows. I was already suspicious and she explained to me how he was helpful and stayed on the phone for more than an hour to talk her through the process of fixing the problems "found" on her computer. I immediately asked her to run me through the process to explain what he asked her to do. The short end of the story is he managed to remotely control her computer, and asked for a 3 year subscription of R3700. The number he called from is 031-813-5621 which I believe is from Durban.

For a more detailed description please follow the link:
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-04/11/malwarebytes
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/i-am-calling-you-from-windows-a-tech-support-scammer-dials-ars-technica/

Report ID: 5567
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Nationwide
City/Town: Nationwide
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 27 Jan 2014, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username5567
Reported Date: 29 Jan 2014, 10:01 AM
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