Happy Friday! This week???s topic from member Glen51 is not so much
a traditional Q&A, but more of an alert to warn all unsuspecting members
that scammers are on the loose! These perpetrators are making calls to
people's homes disguising themselves as tech support from a well-known
company, claiming you may be infected by a virus. They ultimately want
you to give them access to your computer to fix the issue. And once they
have access, who knows what will get compromised?
While these scammers haven't called my house yet, after reading
through all our members' posts in the discussion, surprisingly, this
is not only happening quite frequently, but also happening across the
globe. The good thing is that unless you give these scammers
access to your computer, your system won't get compromised, at least
not from these people. So, please beware folks!
Many people have shared their experiences getting these type of calls
and I truly enjoyed some of the hilarious comments of how some people
either dealt or would deal with these would-be scammers if they called
(listed them in the Q&A section). So read through all the comments --
where even member Glen51 swung by to post a thank you note to all
here. And if you experienced any of these types of fraudulent calls or
got scammed by one of these perpetrators, share it with us. After all,
we are here to share the knowledge and the more we know about
them ahead of time, the safer we all can be. Please spread the word
on these scammers. Stay safe and thanks to all who contributed!
Have a great weekend!
I've been receiving phone calls to my home phone over the better part
of two months on the average of two sometimes three times per week regarding
my Windows operating system. They claim to be from tech support. The
first time I "almost fell for it" but as the session went on it got
I then ended the phone session and called Microsoft directly via
phone. They informed me that Microsoft doesn't ever contact a person
by phone. The MS call confirmed my suspicion...
Q: Is it legal to make backup copies of my purchased DVDs and Blu-rays?
I am wondering if there is a way to make backup copies of my media. Back
in the day when I purchased a new album (black acetate records), I
would copy it to reel to reel and put the album away for safe keeping.
I still do the same today and I also make backup copies of all my
CDs. My problem is what can I do to make backup copies of my DVD and
Blu-ray collection. I would hate to see something happen to them and
have to purchase them new again. Is there a way that I can do this?
But first is it legal to do as I get conflicting answers that it is
illegal to back them up even if I purchase them for my use and own
them. What's the difference between this media and my records and CDs
that I have backed up? Please help explain this. Thanks.