|You should have asked yourself two questions:|
Q. How did the caller get your telephone number? A. By trying random numbers until he reached someone who fell for the scam.
Q. How did the caller know your computer was infected with viruses? A. He did not.
An additional danger with these scams is that the criminal may now have acces to your credit/debit card. If you did pass your card or any other personal financial details to this person I would suggest you seek urgent advice from your card supplier and/or bank.
I don't want to be a scaremonger, but by responding to this scam you may have exposed yourself to future scams so you need to take precautions right away.
The people who operate these scams will always sound concerned, polite and professional but they are nasty criminals who prey on people's lack of knowledge for just one thing - to make money!
I hope it all works out OK for you.
Post Edited (Dickens) : 14-10-2011 15:48:53 GMT