Fuzzy Apples and a scam

Sharing a warning:  Clicking away yesterday my computer screen turned red, screeeeeeeching noises went off, a warning sign appeared that my computer had been “compromised” that instructed me to call a 1-877 number IMMEDIATELY so that Google Support could help restore my computer.  Nothing I tried would stop the screeching or change the screen.

The screeching continued for what seems like an hour but probably was 5 minutes.  Suspecting the worst, that my computer had been hijacked, I manually turned it off.  When I turn it on again it was back to normal.

 

A is for FUZZY Apple.  Doodle by Shari Bonin-Pratt

Peggy’s Apple Computer did the same thing a day later.  

I had been on Pinterest and Peggy was on Instagram.  The only thing we both had in common was clicking on links from those sites.  

Thank goodness neither of us bit and poisoned our Apples.

6 thoughts on “Fuzzy Apples and a scam

    • Carolyn T.,
      Yes, it was very startling. Talk about heart racing . . . the screeching sounds were loud enough for people in Australia to hear. Apparently, some web-sites get infected and when you click on them this happens. I didn’t call the number but the message was very convincing and I’m sure whoever is on the other end makes more money from these scams than you or I did in our lifetime. UGH.

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