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February 7, 2014

Shane KitzmanStaff Writer

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If you’ve been hearing rumblings about an “infected computer” scam going around, where “supposed experts” make a cold call to say they’ve detected an issue with your computer and are ready to assist remotely, you’re not alone.

It’s not only a dangerous scam when it comes to personal information, but it’s a costly one to fix.While Geek Squad Agents can remediate such issues, it’s also important to be proactive.

Expert Geek Squad Agents Derek M. and Ron G. have three quick reminders courtesy of the Geek Squad Intelligence Blog when it comes to protecting yourself from fraud artists.

1. No reputable computer company will call you on the phone to tell you that your machine is infected.

2. No matter how professional they sound, never give someone access to your computer who calls you out of the blue.

3. Never give your bank account information to a cold caller.

For more, check out the full post over on the Intelligence Blog.

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