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Cybersecurity, beware of those who don't mean well!

Yesterday I did my what has become nearly monthly Cybersecurity post. I want to make sure everyone on and using Virily is remembering that Security starts with you! To expand that a bit, I did want to talk today about some of the many scams that are out there. This time, though, if you get the scam call some things, you can do to delay someone else getting that call.

I like to keep the scammer on the line for as long as I can. I figure every minute they waste chasing me is a mixture of two minutes they can’t hurt or get someone else. So I keep them on the line. What follows is a few of my favorite things to say.

Hi, I am from the windows helpdesk. The voice says. “your computer is showing a lot of errors.”

“That is wonderful, and I am glad you called. My goodness that os [erfect timing. Thank you for calling. So what can I do about the errors?’

“Sir, if you will let me take control of your computer, I can show you.”

“That would be great, can you wait for about five minutes?”

“why five minutes, sir?”

“The fire department just gave it to me and it is still burning a little from the fire.”

Click. Every time. They hang up!

My next favorite scam is the Nigerian prince or some other way someone is going to leave me millions of dollars. My grandfather always said if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! I never reply to those emails because they often collect valid emails and sell those to Spam email groups.

Security starts with you! If it sounds too good to be tur it is most likely.

  • Question of

    I love to waste time of the scam callers do you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    according to my junk mail today I am eligible for a new car, for free! are you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    The worst thing about scams is that some people get caught in them, right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Keeping people informed is critical, right?

    • Yes
    • No

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