WARNING: Windows Phone Scam

Last night, an associate from DIGITS LLC received a phone call on his home phone from a number that he did not recognize.  The 510 area code threw him off a bit but he thought that this caller might be from an out of country friend…  The phone call ended up being from a cyber-crook foe.

The attack came from this phone number: 510 943 3040

The individual on the other line claimed to be from Windows.  This person said that they found a bug on the users’ Windows computer and continued to attempt to instruct the steps to allow remote access to the computer.  We knew right away that this was a scam.  First of all, there aren’t any Window’s machines within the facility, and second, Windows would never call a home phone asking for remote access.

DIGITS LLC is well trained to be aware of a situation like this, but many of our friends and family might not know the difference of a scam phone call.  These cyber scammers are looking to obtain personal information including usernames, passwords, and banking information.  The DIGITS LLC associate also mentioned that in the background  he could hear multiple conversations of the same matter.   This is our attempt to warn you, please pass on to all of your colleagues and STAY SECURE!

3 comments on “WARNING: Windows Phone Scam

  1. yvonnepierce says:

    Found that number reported here: http://www.callercenter.com/510-943-3040.html. Apparently, this caller’s been trying to scam everybody.

  2. yvonnepierce says:

    Well, I found that number reported here: http://www.callercenter.com/510-943-3040.html. Apparently, this caller’s been trying to scam everybody.

    • DigitsLLC says:

      Yes, it sounded as though there were multiple telephone conversations going on in the background. Thank you for posting the link to the reported attack. It is very important that we make our friends and family aware of the type attacks that could face anyone, any day. Stay secure.

Comments/Questions for DIGITS LLC?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s