I had a "message from What's App" in my email, When I clicked on it, my computer started making a loud alert noise and a flashing pop up came up telling me that my computer had been compromised, Apple had blocked my account, and to call 888 818-2059 immediately for Tech support. Of course, I panicked and called. They had me connect to GoToAssist.com and walked me through all the things that were "wrong" with my security. Then they charged me a fee for adding fake security systems (like Firewall, FireVault, MacKeeper, SOPHOS, ABP, Apple Warranty, etc ....all things that I could have added myself or things that I did not need). I had the option of adding these things for 1 year ($195), 3 years ($295), or 5 years ($495). I chose 3 years of "support and services."Show more...
I want the public to be aware....especially people in my age group who are not computer savvy.
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