[Nfbmo] Fw: [blindlaw] Windows virus now with jaws scam
DanFlasar at aol.com
DanFlasar at aol.com
Sun Apr 20 22:36:26 UTC 2014
I haven't heard this one either, but there is a common scam wherein a
person calls and asks for you or a family member by name. If they can do this,
it's just an extension to using info taken from a user list on JAWS, if
not the companies client list.
In a message dated 4/20/2014 5:15:09 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
b.schulz at sbcglobal.net writes:
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
----- 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
> on a call that concerned him. The unsolicited call was from a man who
> that the individual's copy of JAWS has caused a virus in his computer.
> man would repair the computer if the individual could simply turn it on,
> to a specified site (my caller could not remember where) and type in a
> numbers. He immediately knew something was not right and did not turn on
> computer nor comply in any way with the person. The person gave him a
> 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
> 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
> a problem. Let's hope no one gets caught.
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