I was contacted bt a company called urpccare claiming to work for microsoft to answer error reports sent to microsoft from my computer. They claimed that i had been hacked a lot and for a price they could protect my computer. Is this a reputable business the person who called said he was in ohio.
You are the first people i have contacted
Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with.
This is a scam. Such types of scams are unfortunately extremely common these days and many unsuspecting victims fall for them.
The ways in which they operate are as follows:
In truth there is either nothing wrong with your computer or any issues were minor. What they actually do is simply run programs that are freely available on the internet and whilst they may help to an extent, they are certainly not worth the fees that you are being charged. You are effectively being sold an overpriced and worthless product.
Other aims of the scam are:
Do not engage with them and simply get a good ant virus and/or firewall.
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