or How I failed to get the whole story
I am lying on the bed with a stomach bug when the phone is ringing. It says 544 Unknown Name. The following is an abbreviated recollection of the phone call.
Woman: Hello. This is a computer support call. Are you the owner of a Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer?
Me: Thanks for calling.
Woman: Are you the owner of a Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer.
Me: Yes, I own the computer I am using.
Woman: Can you look at your keyboard. In the left bottom corner do you have a key that says CTRL.
Me: I turned off the computer. Do you want me to turn it back on.
Woman: Yes, turn the computer back on. Let me know when it is ready.
Me: OK. I pressed the power button. It says it’s booting.
Deliberate pause for dramatic accent. I wait about 30 seconds. During the whole phone call, I managed to turn the computer off at least 5 times.
Me: It says user name now. What shall I do?
Woman: What is your user name and password. Continue reading “Phone call with a Heavily-Accented Phisher”