Teamviewer Scam

Mumma Cat got caught up in a "Teamviewer scam". Someone called her claiming to be from "the ISP", saying something about them working for BT, TalkTalk and some others. They then said "your computer has over 500 viruses on it, because you don't have any protection". They then got her to turn her computer on and download Teamviewer. The scammers then get remote control access of her computer and show her something that "confirms the problem".

A quick look on t'internet shows lots of people saying the same thing. Apparently the scammers call back, and start asking for money to fix the problem. It's unclear if they install keyloggers, viruses or botnet software on your computer - we're taking no chances.

Submitted by coofercat on Thu, 2010-09-23 08:25



social engineering isn't bound by operating systems, ask someone nicely to do summat and they probably will :(

Submitted by knobs... (not verified) on Thu, 2010-09-23 11:07.
I had this same thing today.

I had this same thing today. Realised a little late and they got in. When i told them I wasn't interested in purchasing thier anti virus package they Hung up. However still in my comp so I turned off. Wiping my computer now as precaution. i dont online bank which is good but scary. where there is a will there is a way. hopefully they havent obtained too much info that could have negative affect. any more advice or info? thnks :)

Submitted by scammed! (not verified) on Thu, 2011-03-31 22:35.