Comment: Old post, but that's okay

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Old post, but that's okay

I'm wondering just how this post ended up being refreshed on the DP in the most viewed posts section if nobody's said anything in it since last June. I apparently bumped the old thread, but it was on the main page so I automatically assumed it was fresh. No matter. The information remains valid.

Watch out for scammers and tricks to get you to install viruses! One of the latest ones is a phone call "from Microsoft" or "from Windows" that says they've detected viruses on your computer. They show you something in the Windows event viewer (which always contains numerous minor errors that don't need fixing) and say these are viruses. They'll insist on connecting to your computer to fix it for a fee. Of course, they will hack your computer, steal your information, and possible damage your operating system or leave a virus on it. My mother got a few of these calls last week. The callers are almost always from India, and the scam is always the same.