Computer Update: Beware new AT&T and Comcast scam

I heard stories from some real life internet customers that I want to pass on to you. I want you to know about this scam SO YOU DON’T FALL FOR IT.

Customers of big internet providers, like Comcast and AT&T for example, are getting pop ups on their computer screens or e-mails (which they shouldn’t be opening in the first place) letting them know that YOU’VE BEEN HACKED or something to that effect. Then a phone number is provided to you. It may even be a 1-800 number.

The person on the other end of the line says “Thank you for calling _____insert name of the company___ ” It seems so real my friends, but its a scam. You may be talking to some scammer with a makeshift office in his mother’s basement. They gain access to your computer and charge you $250 to promise that it never happens again.

Unfortunately, they now have a backdoor to your computer. They can infect you again and read everything you do.

Bottom line: If you need to contact ATT, Comcast, Verizon, or any company like that — CALL THE NUMBER ON YOUR BILL ONLY. If the phone number is spelled out in a word, remember that the “o” is not a zero. Only a zero is a zero.