A GUY called Simon called on our land line on Wednesday, saying he was from Microsoft in California and we needed to remove viruses in our system. He was then given access, which resulted in our system being shut down.
We were then told it would not be restored unless we paid some R249 by credit card, as our licence had expired. This was very suspicious!
So on checking with our local agent we discovered, as was then suspected, that this is a con trick and no payment was made. This is a similar trick to one used by other hackers who identify themselves as South African agents of Microsoft and offer special Windows programmes on payment of a much larger sum – please be warned.
Eagle eye, Port Elizabeth