Imagine Lounge member Cmptrgy’s frustration: A friend turned her computer over to phone scammers less than a week after he’d restored her troubled system to a good-as-new state.
She wasted $200 and four hours, all because strangers told her they were from Microsoft Technical Support. She was “warned” that she had 30,120 infections — which they could fix.
Cmptrgy brought the story to the Security & Scams forum, where fellow Lounge members pondered the psychology of social engineering.
The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:
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