Just had my second "there is something badly wrong with your computer Sir!" phone call in 6 months!
I can't believe that these people are getting away with this still.
If you've not heard of this scam and are not that computer savvy you could easily fall for it so watch out and warn your old mum etc.
What happens is I get a call, addressing me by name, saying "our engineers have identified that there are serious errors with your computer"
The guy goes on to explain that the errors are so serious that "your computer could fail completely and you will lose everything"
Very polite guy
He then asked me to open Events Viewer. As we know this will show lots of errors (at least 4 which is what he says).
It seems the only way to save my precious computer and all its contents is to download this special software from a site and install it.
Naturally at this stage I told him to get a proper job and stop trying to scam people but I assume that this would be some serious malware I'd be voluntarily installing.
If anyone knows what happens next please let us know but it is obviously a scam and one which people who had never looked at their Events Viewer could easily fall for.
I asked him why he was being so helpful and concerned about the well being of my pc and he didn't have an answer