[SCAM] Apple Mac Users Beware, Fake Virus Warning 888-441-3515

A family friend of recently called me one afternoon claiming their Apple iMac had a virus and was on the phone with “Apple Support” to fix it. As you can imagine, I was immediately very skeptical.

As soon as I heard it’s going to cost “X” to fix, I immediately told them to hang up the phone and unplug the computer.

I asked if they would bring their computer to my office so I could take a closer look.

Upon further exploration, I found a few apps that got installed for “remote support” — quickly deleted those.

Based on this information, this company is scamming people from unwanted popups by tricking them into calling a 1-800 number, posing as an apple employee and then trying to gain “remote access” to your computer, to fix a virus that isn’t there, probably to just get more valuable ($$$) information out of you.

Here’s the phone number:

888-441-3515

That number routes back to “Tech Ninja Help”, a company out of California.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=888-441-3515&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS748US748&oq=888-441-3515&aqs=chrome..69i57.3151j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

https://techninjahelp.com/contact.html

https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/geeks-america/internet/geeks-america-tech-ninja-geek-america-is-a-scam-internet-1455736

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7097634

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