516-453-6886 is another number that has been getting reported as Spam by various. The most common reports are that the person on the other end of the line poses to be from a reputed company offering tech support. He may warn you that your computer is infected.
What usually happens is that he may ask you to open a program like Event Viewer and check for errors. You should know that it is normal for the computer to show errors.
The person on the other end, however, will attempt to alarm you about the dangers of these errors and how they need to be rectified immediately.
Once they have managed to catch your attention, they will attempt various things such as direct you to a website that will put a virus in your computer, or sign you up to a fake tech support plan.
There is an application called Team Viewer which enables a person to connect to your computer and control it from anywhere. If the person on the other end manages to do so, they may threaten to do several things to your computer in exchange for money.
Therefore, make sure you’re aware of this number for the future. Remember, it is all under your control and they cannot connect without your permission and consent. Therefore, don’t fall for this simple yet dangerous setup.
Do not get convinced that there is something wrong with your computer that needs to be fixed immediately, especially not from a stranger calling from an unknown number. Even if you think there is something wrong with your computer, go get it checked by an expert who you trust.
The internet and phone are quickly becoming the easiest playing field for online scammers who want money. And people today are so easily convinced as well. Make sure you have taken adequate steps to ensure your safety on the internet.
Do not visit unknown sites, do not open spam emails, and most importantly, block all suspicious phone numbers!! Educate your family and friends about the same!