Has anyone heard of ALPEMIX

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paulboca

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Received a phone call from someone claiming that I had problems with my computer and he is going to fix it. That I should download alpemix.exe and run the program. Does anyone know if this is legit (I doubt it)?
 

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its a scam
in the UK been going on for years and they claim to be from

BT
MS
Windows

they usally use AMMYY which has a remote tool - so they can gain access and load the PC with virus/malware- they also show you the errors and ask for money to fix, one of my clients they wanted to send an engineer around for £300

They often drop a time bomb malware on the PC- which then later brings up a message - in UK with a police notice and it asks for a fee to unlock

noone is going to call you and tell you they have seen issues on your PC over the phone line

Has anyone heard of ALPEMIX
having said all that - I have not heard of them and it maybe something different in the US

But it looks like the same thing a remote software to gain access to your PC

and the company is usually legit - they just use the software

this is what AMMYY has put on their website
http://www.ammyy.com/en/admin_mu.html

if you search AMMYY on google - you will see lots of info about this scam
 
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Hang up on them or better yet ask a TON of dumb questions . Or just tell them to hang on and lay the phone down walk away and let them just wait and wait and wait.
 
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