Got the "Your computer has been blocked" and other messages as posted here today. Switched pc off immediately. Hope no virus has been planted. Anyone knows if it is safe to turn the pc back on? Do I have to run a virus scan? Also received this message on our son's Macbook. He called me and I was immediately suspicious and called the number which was answered by a guy with an Indian sounding accent. He wanted access to you computer to fix the problem which made me even more suspicious and after a couple of questions from me he hung up. Googled the number and found the feedback on this website which for me confirmed it is a scam yes I got this message, contacted Apple through online chat from their website to validate number and they advised it was a scam. Also to download Malwarebytes.com to run a scan on computer Definitely a scam!!! Beware Avoid ignore these third world mud butt hurts It's a scam, and if you take a look at this YouTube video:
... you can see an Australian scambaiter challenge and expose the scam. (I'm not the scambaiter in the video, but I too have scambaited similar scammers.)
SCAM/HOAX/IGNORE!!! This is probably the fake scumbag company that calls your home repeatedly claiming they are Microsoft (which they obviously are not!)
** YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN BLOCKED **
Please call us immediately at: 1800 737 431
Do not ignore this critical alert.
If you close this page, your computer access will be disabled to prevent further damage to our network.
Your computer has alerted us that it has been infected with a virus and spyware. The following information is being stolen...
> Credit Card Details
> Email Account Login
> Photos stored on this computer
You must contact us immediately so that our engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone. Please call us within the next 5 minutes to prevent your computer from being disabled.
Toll Free: 1800 737 431
I got a message on my computer flashing that my computer has been infected with a virus and all information has been stolen. To ring this number and they will 'help' me fix it up. It looks like a scam.
6 complaints this year
6 total complaints
Smart Health... on (02) 9119 8171
I called back number (02) 9119 8171 reached IVR for a company called Smart Health Australia.
Kylie on (08) 9332 0407
Bull Creek Medical Centre
Energy Matters on (03) 9081 4112
I called back number (03) 9081 4112 reached IVR for a company called Energy Matters.
Anonymous on 1300 705 750
It is Not a scam I had a genuine call to tell me my card had been handed in, Yes I had left it...
I Called Back on (02) 8317 3602
I called back number (02) 8317 3602 was put on hold music but no one answered the call.