"Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"


Bill Powers
 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


Rosemarie Chavarria
 

It sounds like a scam to me.

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Bill Powers
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 8:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP

 


David Goldfield
 

I don’t know about what Windows users need to do by tomorrow but I do know one thing that Windows users need to do as of right now and that’s to ignore articles and, most definitely, any sort of pop-up announcement that advises users to click this link to read about what Windows users need to do tomorrow. I tend to ignore headlines like this. At best they are using scare tactics to convince readers to open the article. At worst it’s a scam or possibly something that is attempting to push malware onto the device. What Windows users need to do is to keep their operating system and other software up to date, ensure you’re running a good antimalware package and use your computer responsibly by practicing safe computing.

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


Nimer Jaber
 

I was going to respond, but then saw David’s response, and decided to respond to say I completely agree!


On Thu, Sep 9, 2021, 20:37 David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

I don’t know about what Windows users need to do by tomorrow but I do know one thing that Windows users need to do as of right now and that’s to ignore articles and, most definitely, any sort of pop-up announcement that advises users to click this link to read about what Windows users need to do tomorrow. I tend to ignore headlines like this. At best they are using scare tactics to convince readers to open the article. At worst it’s a scam or possibly something that is attempting to push malware onto the device. What Windows users need to do is to keep their operating system and other software up to date, ensure you’re running a good antimalware package and use your computer responsibly by practicing safe computing.

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


udit pandey
 

yes you all are rite I dont know why they do these these foolish scammers


On Fri, 10 Sept 2021 at 09:25, Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...> wrote:
I was going to respond, but then saw David’s response, and decided to respond to say I completely agree!

On Thu, Sep 9, 2021, 20:37 David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

I don’t know about what Windows users need to do by tomorrow but I do know one thing that Windows users need to do as of right now and that’s to ignore articles and, most definitely, any sort of pop-up announcement that advises users to click this link to read about what Windows users need to do tomorrow. I tend to ignore headlines like this. At best they are using scare tactics to convince readers to open the article. At worst it’s a scam or possibly something that is attempting to push malware onto the device. What Windows users need to do is to keep their operating system and other software up to date, ensure you’re running a good antimalware package and use your computer responsibly by practicing safe computing.

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP



--
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Bill Powers
 

David,

 

I figured this to be a scam but it was concerning since I got 10 queries fielded to me in about an hour’s time so someone is being overly productive passing off a scam that should be reported if the source is found.

 

BP


Bill Powers
 

Nimer,

 

I told each of the people who queried me to ignore the “article” and just toss it. but I had to ask to get ahead of even more queries. I am curious to know what they were trying to get users to do but I have no interest in opening the article to be trapped into doing something that will jeopardize my computer. It would be great if the company originating this scam could be blocked and put out of business.

 

BP


David Goldfield
 

> yes you all are rite I dont know why they do these these foolish scammers

 

They do it for one of three reasons.

  1. To give users a false sense of urgency.
  2. To attempt to inject malware onto a user’s system, or
  3. To make money. This can be done by presenting users with a pop-up message warning that their computer has been infected with a virus and that they should contact a specific phone number to have the computer disinfected. When this happens your computer has likely not been infected but many unsuspecting users will call the number out of fear due to not only the warning but also because sometimes the pop-up plays a loud siren-type alert and might have a synthetic voice reading the alert, trying to increase the level of fear in the user. Once the user calls the number the person who answers the phone falsely claims that they are a representative of Microsoft and that they will assist the user in determining the source of the problem. This will be done by having the user connect to the supposed Microsoft rep with software like Teamviewer, Anydesk or other titles. The supposed representative will then display something on the computer that will cause users to think that there is a problem. Next, the supposed Microsoft rep will inform the frightened user that they should not work and that their computer can be disinfected for a fee. The user pays the fee and nothing is really done since the computer was never compromised in the first place until the supposed Microsoft rep compromised the computer. If you want to learn more about how these scams work I would encourage you to search for Jim Browning’s Youtube channel who demonstrates how this is done.

 

Bottom line: if you run a legitimate antimalware solution, ensure that it and your other software are updated and avoid phishing scams, pirated software and other questionable sites this will go a long way in preventing your computer from being compromised. That’s not a complete check list but it’s a good start in keeping you safe.

 

For a comprehensive list of articles covering these important topics in far more detail than I could ever hope to cover please browse this collection of articles covering computer security best practices at https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/

  1.  
  2. .

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of udit pandey
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 12:01 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

yes you all are rite I dont know why they do these these foolish scammers

 

On Fri, 10 Sept 2021 at 09:25, Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...> wrote:

I was going to respond, but then saw David’s response, and decided to respond to say I completely agree!

 

On Thu, Sep 9, 2021, 20:37 David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

I don’t know about what Windows users need to do by tomorrow but I do know one thing that Windows users need to do as of right now and that’s to ignore articles and, most definitely, any sort of pop-up announcement that advises users to click this link to read about what Windows users need to do tomorrow. I tend to ignore headlines like this. At best they are using scare tactics to convince readers to open the article. At worst it’s a scam or possibly something that is attempting to push malware onto the device. What Windows users need to do is to keep their operating system and other software up to date, ensure you’re running a good antimalware package and use your computer responsibly by practicing safe computing.

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive emails regarding news and events in the blindness assistive technology field.

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


 

--

hope that you all are safe with your family,

 udit

follow me on instagram: udit@pandey123

mail me on gmail at udit52805@...

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we should not never speak bad, we should never see bad, and we should never lisson bad

 


udit pandey
 

hi,
microsoft or some good company make a app which can helps us in identifying the scams it may good
if I am not rong I have herd about safewebnortern.com or something like that which can tell us the website that we are opening is safe or not

On Fri, 10 Sept 2021 at 10:05, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

> yes you all are rite I dont know why they do these these foolish scammers

 

They do it for one of three reasons.

  1. To give users a false sense of urgency.
  2. To attempt to inject malware onto a user’s system, or
  3. To make money. This can be done by presenting users with a pop-up message warning that their computer has been infected with a virus and that they should contact a specific phone number to have the computer disinfected. When this happens your computer has likely not been infected but many unsuspecting users will call the number out of fear due to not only the warning but also because sometimes the pop-up plays a loud siren-type alert and might have a synthetic voice reading the alert, trying to increase the level of fear in the user. Once the user calls the number the person who answers the phone falsely claims that they are a representative of Microsoft and that they will assist the user in determining the source of the problem. This will be done by having the user connect to the supposed Microsoft rep with software like Teamviewer, Anydesk or other titles. The supposed representative will then display something on the computer that will cause users to think that there is a problem. Next, the supposed Microsoft rep will inform the frightened user that they should not work and that their computer can be disinfected for a fee. The user pays the fee and nothing is really done since the computer was never compromised in the first place until the supposed Microsoft rep compromised the computer. If you want to learn more about how these scams work I would encourage you to search for Jim Browning’s Youtube channel who demonstrates how this is done.

 

Bottom line: if you run a legitimate antimalware solution, ensure that it and your other software are updated and avoid phishing scams, pirated software and other questionable sites this will go a long way in preventing your computer from being compromised. That’s not a complete check list but it’s a good start in keeping you safe.

 

For a comprehensive list of articles covering these important topics in far more detail than I could ever hope to cover please browse this collection of articles covering computer security best practices at https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/

  1.  
  2. .

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of udit pandey
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 12:01 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

yes you all are rite I dont know why they do these these foolish scammers

 

On Fri, 10 Sept 2021 at 09:25, Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...> wrote:

I was going to respond, but then saw David’s response, and decided to respond to say I completely agree!

 

On Thu, Sep 9, 2021, 20:37 David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

I don’t know about what Windows users need to do by tomorrow but I do know one thing that Windows users need to do as of right now and that’s to ignore articles and, most definitely, any sort of pop-up announcement that advises users to click this link to read about what Windows users need to do tomorrow. I tend to ignore headlines like this. At best they are using scare tactics to convince readers to open the article. At worst it’s a scam or possibly something that is attempting to push malware onto the device. What Windows users need to do is to keep their operating system and other software up to date, ensure you’re running a good antimalware package and use your computer responsibly by practicing safe computing.

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive emails regarding news and events in the blindness assistive technology field.

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


 

--

hope that you all are safe with your family,

 udit

follow me on instagram: udit@pandey123

mail me on gmail at udit52805@...

or outlook me at uditpandey6474@outlook

we should not never speak bad, we should never see bad, and we should never lisson bad

 



--
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follow me on instagram: udit@pandey123
mail me on gmail at udit52805@...
or outlook me at uditpandey6474@outlook
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Absolutely a scam, there is a good chance if you follow this through to its inevitable conclusion some guy would want to connect to your computer or something similar and you will be poorer and a scammer will be richer.

There will never be anything you "absolutely have to do by tomorrow or else", if there were it would be headline news everywhere.

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: September 9, 2021 8:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


Arianna Sepulveda
 

Jim Browning is totally awesome! :) I've seen quite a few videos with my husband, and I feel he's totally worth checking out.


Thanks,
Ari

On Sep 10, 2021, at 12:35 AM, David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:



> yes you all are rite I dont know why they do these these foolish scammers

 

They do it for one of three reasons.

  1. To give users a false sense of urgency.
  2. To attempt to inject malware onto a user’s system, or
  3. To make money. This can be done by presenting users with a pop-up message warning that their computer has been infected with a virus and that they should contact a specific phone number to have the computer disinfected. When this happens your computer has likely not been infected but many unsuspecting users will call the number out of fear due to not only the warning but also because sometimes the pop-up plays a loud siren-type alert and might have a synthetic voice reading the alert, trying to increase the level of fear in the user. Once the user calls the number the person who answers the phone falsely claims that they are a representative of Microsoft and that they will assist the user in determining the source of the problem. This will be done by having the user connect to the supposed Microsoft rep with software like Teamviewer, Anydesk or other titles. The supposed representative will then display something on the computer that will cause users to think that there is a problem. Next, the supposed Microsoft rep will inform the frightened user that they should not work and that their computer can be disinfected for a fee. The user pays the fee and nothing is really done since the computer was never compromised in the first place until the supposed Microsoft rep compromised the computer. If you want to learn more about how these scams work I would encourage you to search for Jim Browning’s Youtube channel who demonstrates how this is done.

 

Bottom line: if you run a legitimate antimalware solution, ensure that it and your other software are updated and avoid phishing scams, pirated software and other questionable sites this will go a long way in preventing your computer from being compromised. That’s not a complete check list but it’s a good start in keeping you safe.

 

For a comprehensive list of articles covering these important topics in far more detail than I could ever hope to cover please browse this collection of articles covering computer security best practices at https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/

  1.  
  2. .

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of udit pandey
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 12:01 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

yes you all are rite I dont know why they do these these foolish scammers

 

On Fri, 10 Sept 2021 at 09:25, Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...> wrote:

I was going to respond, but then saw David’s response, and decided to respond to say I completely agree!

 

On Thu, Sep 9, 2021, 20:37 David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

I don’t know about what Windows users need to do by tomorrow but I do know one thing that Windows users need to do as of right now and that’s to ignore articles and, most definitely, any sort of pop-up announcement that advises users to click this link to read about what Windows users need to do tomorrow. I tend to ignore headlines like this. At best they are using scare tactics to convince readers to open the article. At worst it’s a scam or possibly something that is attempting to push malware onto the device. What Windows users need to do is to keep their operating system and other software up to date, ensure you’re running a good antimalware package and use your computer responsibly by practicing safe computing.

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive emails regarding news and events in the blindness assistive technology field.

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


 

--

hope that you all are safe with your family,

 udit

follow me on instagram: udit@pandey123

mail me on gmail at udit52805@...

or outlook me at uditpandey6474@outlook

we should not never speak bad, we should never see bad, and we should never lisson bad

 


Gary Metzler
 

Could this be a modern version of 911?

 

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 1:30 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Absolutely a scam, there is a good chance if you follow this through to its inevitable conclusion some guy would want to connect to your computer or something similar and you will be poorer and a scammer will be richer.

There will never be anything you "absolutely have to do by tomorrow or else", if there were it would be headline news everywhere.

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: September 9, 2021 8:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


William Vandervest
 

If this is a digital version of 9-11, then these people are really stupid, and they will go the same way as Osama.

 

 

 

William Vandervest

timelord09@...

Win10 latest revision

 

There are none so blind, as those who will not see.

 

William Vandervest

 

u

 

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io [mailto:winaccess@winaccess.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Metzler
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 03:45
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Could this be a modern version of 911?

 

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 1:30 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Absolutely a scam, there is a good chance if you follow this through to its inevitable conclusion some guy would want to connect to your computer or something similar and you will be poorer and a scammer will be richer.

There will never be anything you "absolutely have to do by tomorrow or else", if there were it would be headline news everywhere.

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: September 9, 2021 8:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


Bill Powers
 

Siegert,

 

My assumption was the same as yours, but I was drawn to ask that question anyway because I was bombarded with 10 people’s question to ME about the announcement we all received and while I told them to ignore this and move on, I needed to be able to give them something in the way of an answer besides just me saying don’t touch it. and if people in the wild were asking me about it, I thought maybe people on this group had seen the same thing.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

BP


Michael Massey
 

Hi, Bill and everyone else who has responded to this query.  Because I did not receive such a message, I am not going to worry about it.  However, I am going to peruse the articles David Goldfield’s message refers to. 

 

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 3:36 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Siegert,

 

My assumption was the same as yours, but I was drawn to ask that question anyway because I was bombarded with 10 people’s question to ME about the announcement we all received and while I told them to ignore this and move on, I needed to be able to give them something in the way of an answer besides just me saying don’t touch it. and if people in the wild were asking me about it, I thought maybe people on this group had seen the same thing.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

BP


udit pandey
 

do we have any apps to detect scams or things likewise  Jim Browning PC can we triggered our pc to send them there malware to theirs back as a gift for scamming us!
hope that you all are safe with your family,
 udit
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if you are technical and your computer has the resources, you can make
a virtual machine of windows and just use that vm to read such
articles.
may be Carey Holzman the famous youtuber who made scamming the scammer
video will make a video on this 1.

On 9/10/21, udit pandey <udit52805@gmail.com> wrote:
do we have any apps to detect scams or things likewise Jim Browning PC can
we triggered our pc to send them there malware to theirs back as a gift for
scamming us!
hope that you all are safe with your family,
udit
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lisson bad





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Sharon S
 

Hi, they do this because they still get people. As long as there are people out there that take their bate they will keep doing it.

 

From Shaz.

Canberra, Australia.

 

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Friday, 10 September 2021 2:36 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

> yes you all are rite I dont know why they do these these foolish scammers

 

They do it for one of three reasons.

  1. To give users a false sense of urgency.
  2. To attempt to inject malware onto a user’s system, or
  3. To make money. This can be done by presenting users with a pop-up message warning that their computer has been infected with a virus and that they should contact a specific phone number to have the computer disinfected. When this happens your computer has likely not been infected but many unsuspecting users will call the number out of fear due to not only the warning but also because sometimes the pop-up plays a loud siren-type alert and might have a synthetic voice reading the alert, trying to increase the level of fear in the user. Once the user calls the number the person who answers the phone falsely claims that they are a representative of Microsoft and that they will assist the user in determining the source of the problem. This will be done by having the user connect to the supposed Microsoft rep with software like Teamviewer, Anydesk or other titles. The supposed representative will then display something on the computer that will cause users to think that there is a problem. Next, the supposed Microsoft rep will inform the frightened user that they should not work and that their computer can be disinfected for a fee. The user pays the fee and nothing is really done since the computer was never compromised in the first place until the supposed Microsoft rep compromised the computer. If you want to learn more about how these scams work I would encourage you to search for Jim Browning’s Youtube channel who demonstrates how this is done.

 

Bottom line: if you run a legitimate antimalware solution, ensure that it and your other software are updated and avoid phishing scams, pirated software and other questionable sites this will go a long way in preventing your computer from being compromised. That’s not a complete check list but it’s a good start in keeping you safe.

 

For a comprehensive list of articles covering these important topics in far more detail than I could ever hope to cover please browse this collection of articles covering computer security best practices at https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/

  1.  
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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of udit pandey
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 12:01 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

yes you all are rite I dont know why they do these these foolish scammers

 

On Fri, 10 Sept 2021 at 09:25, Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...> wrote:

I was going to respond, but then saw David’s response, and decided to respond to say I completely agree!

 

On Thu, Sep 9, 2021, 20:37 David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

I don’t know about what Windows users need to do by tomorrow but I do know one thing that Windows users need to do as of right now and that’s to ignore articles and, most definitely, any sort of pop-up announcement that advises users to click this link to read about what Windows users need to do tomorrow. I tend to ignore headlines like this. At best they are using scare tactics to convince readers to open the article. At worst it’s a scam or possibly something that is attempting to push malware onto the device. What Windows users need to do is to keep their operating system and other software up to date, ensure you’re running a good antimalware package and use your computer responsibly by practicing safe computing.

 

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From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2021 11:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP


 

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hope that you all are safe with your family,

 udit

follow me on instagram: udit@pandey123

mail me on gmail at udit52805@...

or outlook me at uditpandey6474@outlook

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The best app to detect such fraud is your own brain and common sense.

 

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of udit pandey
Sent: September 10, 2021 3:01 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

do we have any apps to detect scams or things likewise  Jim Browning PC can we triggered our pc to send them there malware to theirs back as a gift for scamming us!

hope that you all are safe with your family,

 udit

follow me on instagram: udit@pandey123

mail me on gmail at udit52805@...

or outlook me at uditpandey6474@...

we should not never speak bad, we should never see bad, and we should never lisson bad

 


 

It has nothing to do with 9-11, it's plain and simple fraud where people try to make a Buck or maybe many Bucks from people who are too trusting and insecure. It's no different from somebody steeling your wallet.

 

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Metzler
Sent: September 10, 2021 12:45 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Could this be a modern version of 911?

 

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2021 1:30 AM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: Re: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Absolutely a scam, there is a good chance if you follow this through to its inevitable conclusion some guy would want to connect to your computer or something similar and you will be poorer and a scammer will be richer.

There will never be anything you "absolutely have to do by tomorrow or else", if there were it would be headline news everywhere.

From: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io <winaccess@winaccess.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Powers
Sent: September 9, 2021 8:28 PM
To: winaccess@winaccess.groups.io
Subject: [WinAccess] "Windows Users Must Do This By Tomorrow"

 

Hi All,

 

In the last hour, I’ve gotten 10 queries from others asking about an ad they’ve seen on their PC’s, all from the same security place, saying “Windows Users need to do this by tomorrow” and of course you’re supposed to read the “article.” When I googled this all the sources for this information were from the same place, just the same thing over and over. I did not open any of these up to read. But I wonder what is the deal with this? I suspect it’s a scam but thought I would ask if someone knows more about this.

 

Thanks,

 

BP