[Nfbmo] Fw: [blindlaw] Windows virus now with jaws scam

Bryan Schulz b.schulz at sbcglobal.net
Sun Apr 20 22:14:47 UTC 2014


we have all answered the phone and a man with a foreign accent tries to 
convince you that your windows computer has a virus and to let him control 
your computer to remove the threat.
This is the first i have heard of the scam targeting people using jaws 
Bryan Schulz

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ross Doerr" <rumpole at roadrunner.com>
To: "'Blind Law Mailing List'" <blindlaw at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 3:35 PM
Subject: [blindlaw] Warning to jaws users

> This notice is particularly important for those practicing law who use 
> I picked this up from a JAWS list that I belong to.
> Ross A. Doerr Esq.
> Admitted to the practice of law in
> Maine and New Hampshire
> F. Ct. Admisions:
> ME & N.H.
> I just received a phone call from one of the individuals we serve 
> reporting
> on a call that concerned him. The unsolicited call was from a man who said
> that the individual's copy of JAWS has caused a virus in his computer. The
> man would repair the computer if the individual could simply turn it on, 
> go
> to a specified site (my caller could not remember where) and type in a few
> numbers. He immediately knew something was not right and did not turn on 
> his
> computer nor comply in any way with the person. The person gave him a call
> back number, which was 347-871-5995.
> I checked that number and it is all over the Internet as a scam. The part
> that concerns me most is that the individual who called me was identified 
> as
> a JAWS user by the scammer. I don't know if a Freedom Scientific database
> was hacked or what, but I feel it is important for
> you all to have a heads up on this in case individuals call. Most
> may know not to do anything, but some may be naive and think there truly 
> is
> a problem. Let's hope no one gets caught.
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