I got a phone call that my computer was being hacked. The nice man on
the other end though, said he can help me fix it.
I told him I was horrified and upset and suggested maybe we should
call the police. He said no need, he could help. Computer Guy (CG)
was so nice.
CG Is your computer on?
me no, do you want me to start it
CG Yes, turn it on
me (long pause) OK the light is on
CG What do you see?
me The screen just came up with Windows 95
CG (audible gasp) How old is your computer
me about 15 years. Works great, very fast
CG what do you see now?
me I think we should pray
CG for what? to who?
me to the spirits of computers. They can help. I started a chant of
some sort and called up on the sprits for help
CG Do you see the Control Key?
me I went on for a couple of minutes and he wanted me to press the
key with my finger. I asked what finger, etc.
CG did you type it? Now press enter
me Ok. Oh, my screen went black
CG Anything happen?
me yes, it is black. Let me light some incense for more prayer
CG (after about a minute) Anything?
me The incense it burning. Let me pray again.
GC (after another minute) what is happening
me Still black what do I do now
CG I can connect you with our engineer. He will help you and it will
cost from $99 to $199 depending on what he has to do.
me OK, but pray with me first
CG click, hung up
I've since heard of two businesses that got caught in this scam. One
was $2000, the other was $10,000, but most was taken care of by the CC
company after about 6 months of hassle.