so I have been having a problem since before Christmas where I cannot connect to the iTunes Store. tried to fix it a few hours ago by searching online for solutions. Somehow ended up calling a fake phone number for apple tech support. I thought, hey surely Apple can be trusted with this problem. The fact that I got a person on the phone so quickly should have been my first clue something was amiss. They sent me to a site called Anydesk where I had to download an app and put in a number. At first I thought this must somehow reconnect my computer with iTunes. I put in a number, clicked connect, then failed to read a list of things before pressing “agree”. and then the “technician” had remote access to my computer. I had fallen for this trick for the second time in my life. I still wasn’t fully convinced I was being scammed but when I tried to open iTunes and she showed no interest in helping with that issue, that added to my suspicion. the screen was full of Anydesk windows inside other windows. She tried to convince me this meant I had lots of viruses, which confirmed to me that this was a scam, so I hung up. Since she was in control of my computer, the only way out was to forcibly shut it down. I had learned from last time this happened to me. when I turned my computer back on, I immediately deleted the Anydesk app.
The content was posted by QueenElsaArrendelle on 2021-01-26 13:58:09 via reddit