Suddenly my pages froze and a screen popped out saying that the Microsoft support detected a critical virus on my laptop and my information might be stolen and it asked me to call the technician number it provided. I called and they asked me to do some procedures which allow them to control my laptop from outside and they started to open some program, telling me which parts of my laptop got infected by the Trojan horse virus. They asked me to pay 215 including tax for the Microsoft security anti-virus package to fix my laptop. The person opened a website (e-check) and asked me to filled my bank number, routing number, etc (the info they needed to use my identity to write a check) to pay them. I did and they started to run some programs on my laptop and afterward they called me again and told me that my laptop has been fixed, the virus has been removed, and I can call them anytime if I need help. I later think that something is wrong and searched the phone number online and found out that some people said the number is a scam and it turned out to be a scam. I reset my laptop and called my bank. So far they did not take any money from my bank yet, but they have my checking account info and they can easily use my identity to write checks, which is bad for me. They might also put a virus on my laptop and stole all my passwords and info from my laptop. The technician I talked to is an Indian guy and he said his name is Tom walker (likely a fake name)Show more...
please found them and stop them from scamming others. I also would like to know what i can do if they use my money on my bank.
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