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I have finally been hit with the....



Computer scam! 


There I was sleeping soundly, may I add finally after a restless night and the phone rings! REALLY who would be calling me before the alarm goes off? I rolled over and reached for the phone just in case it was an emergency. Hubby had already left for his morning commute.

So I look at my phone and see no number only the word "recon" hmm.. before 7am. Alright I'll answer and humor the person. Sure enough it was someone from across the world calling me by my last name and saying he wants to help with my computer. Wait one minute.... I don't have a computer! So I told him that and he says "laptop, I mean" okay here we go. I don't have one of those either. He hung up.

Now some people have told me they usually have them not believe they don't have a computer. Maybe he realized I wasn't a happy camper with this phone call.

People please beware. I know everyone knows the drill but if anyone calls you looking for private information or about your computer ask to call them back. Ask for a letter to come in the mail.

Don't give out your information! 

I have also heard a lot of people getting emails or Facebook messages from friends saying they need money now to help they get out of a country they went on vacation to and lost their wallet. Please call your friend before ever agreeing to send money.

Be safe out there!

As I was just about to hit publish I got another scam call but this one was about my credit card. YIKES I better stop answering the phone!


~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

2 comments:

  1. Some of the scams out there via email look VERY real... I have had ones from someone impersonating my bank & ITunes that actually made me look twice... My word of advice - if you are questioning a breech in an account, NEVER click on the link, rather log directly into the site - ie ITunes and see if anything appears strange.

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    1. So very true. Never click a link unless you know where it leads. I have gotten emails from what looked like Paypal.. It is amazing how authentic they can look!

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