There have been rampant cases around the internet web about the unsuspecting people getting scammed when they answered calls from mysterious callers posing as the Microsoft company help and support and instructing the potential victim to perform certain tasks using his/her computer to eliminate the deadly virus threat they have discovered on the computer system.
Many of the individuals who panicked and responded positively to such caller’s instructions ended up downloading and installing the ‘BLEEDING HEART virus’ to their computers and were charged highly to repair the system when the same mystery callers called after a while offering to assist the victims to remove the virus from the computer system, which would have already caused a lot of damage to the stored files.
One of the victims to the bleeding heart virus scam happened to be my virtual friend at wealthy affiliate, who decided to blog about the incident to warn other WA members to beware of the scam on the loose.
According to his first hand story in his blog, the fake Microsoft callers asked for the permission to access his computer system and assist to clean it of the virus attack that was spreading, arrest the situation before the big damage could be done.
It didn’t take long before the warning reports of the virus infection started showing on his screen. That is when he realized how foolish he had been to fall into the scam trap, the man who considers himself as vigilant about suchlike online tricks. Especially based on the fact that Microsoft Company help and support staff never make calls to their customers.
One thing that everyone has to learn from this BLEEDING HEART VIRUS attack scam alert is that; MICROSOFT COMPANY staff never calls their users about any issue; instead it is the other way round. So, if at any time someone makes a call to you and tries to identify himself as the Microsoft staff member, dismiss the call without any second to waste, or take the call and tell him to go to hell.
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