To the Editor:
Last Tuesday, I received a phone call from “Microsoft” saying it had detected a virus in my computer. The woman calling said I should press certain keys to allow them to show me the virus.
I did. Then there appeared on my screen displays showing many virus attacks. She then pass me on to her supervisor, who informed me that I could have my computer made safe for a year for $195. I refused to pay and he transferred me to his supervisor, who informed me “to pay or I will destroy your computer.”
I tried to log off, but it was too late.
It cost me $369 to have my computer repaired. Moral: If you get a call from “Microsoft,” hang up.