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!