It’s very important to have the best virus protection for your computer.
It’s also important to know when your service contract expires. If you don’t, you could fall victim to a scam email that is sent to millions of Americans each day.
The names of just about all of the major computer protection services have been used in this scam, including Norton, Symantec, McAfee and Geek Squad.
It starts with an email that claims to be from one of those services.
The email informs you that your security subscription service has been auto-renewed for hundreds of dollars taken directly out of your checking account.
If you didn’t authorize this, the scammers hope you’re going to call the number in the email for customer support.
If you do, the crooks will pretend to refund your money and talk their way into you, giving them remote access to your computer.
From there, they manipulate your bank account and you lose thousands – along with any personal information they can access inside your machine.
You can spot this scam by realizing the email does not even address you by your first and last name.
If you do have a computer protection service, know exactly when that service expires by marking it down on your calendar.