Phone Scams:  You may get a call from some tech support person claiming you downloaded a bad file or you simply have one on your computer.

We have heard them claim to be the “Internet Tech” or a “Microsoft Tech”.  They may tell you they need access to remote into your computer to fix the issue.

It is impossible for them to know this information.  They may threaten to ban you from the internet!  Please do not give in.

Scams on the Computer:  You may get messages telling you you have a number of items/files that need to be cleaned up immediately and by installing or upgrading their service they can clean your computer for you.  If you follow through your computer will be truly infected and/or you may be asked for money to clean it up.

Be careful and don’t give any money, information or access to anyone you do not know.