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Another Robocall this morning

Do you get these type calls?

For the second time in a few weeks now, we recorded a message on our answering machine that is connected to our landline phone. When I played the messages back one was from the local library and this was a welcome message. We had an item to pick up. Okay fine, no problem.

But that second message was kind of suspicious. It went something like this: "There has been a security breach detected in your antivirus software recently. Please call this toll free number ... "

It was a robocall. Can you believe this? I always run Norton first thing in the morning and once in the middle of the day and finally again at bedtime before I shut my system down. What kind of entity calls you up, especially on Labor Day of all days, and plays an automated recorded message about having a software security breach? They, whoever they are, never said who they were associated with and for that matter, just what type of breach and how did they detect this breach!

I will have to do more research. The only problem I have is I accidentally erased the message that gave a toll-free number, to do a Google search on it. Oh well, they have called twice so far, so I guess it's just a matter of time before whoever it is tries this trick on me again.

CNBC reports on the problems with robocalls recently


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Comments

MegL wrote on September 5, 2017, 11:04 AM

If you can ban this number, then I suggest you do so. They are crimina l scammers that want access to your computer and a lot of money from you. They will put a virus on your computer OR they will steal passwords and clean you out. They are more dangerous than the muggers waiting on street corners.

cmoneyspinner wrote on September 5, 2017, 1:24 PM

I don't get robocalls but it's only because I don't have a phone. :)

lookatdesktop wrote on September 5, 2017, 9:24 PM

I can't do without one. I depend on it to call 911 in any type of real emergency and when power is out the landline phone still works.

lookatdesktop wrote on September 5, 2017, 9:26 PM

I appreciate your concerns about this. I do my best to insure against scammers and other cyber attackers. I run my anti-virus software regularly. I don't answer calls or return them to unknown callers. That is the best solution I know of.

TheLambLiesDown wrote on September 19, 2017, 1:51 PM

I get probably a half-dozen a week. Usually when I am trying to take a nap, it seems. lol

lookatdesktop wrote on September 19, 2017, 6:27 PM

Glad the landline in our house has a volume level that lets me put it to the lowest number. LOL