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Has anyone heard of ALPEMIX

Discussion in 'General Security' started by paulboca, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. paulboca

    paulboca Thread Starter

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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)?
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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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

    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
     
  3. Miya

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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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