Your PSA of the day
This is the email I just sent to everyone in my mom’s inbox that I could determine was a real human-
This is _______’s daughter Julie.
Please disregard the email that went out to everyone this morning. ________ is not in Spain, nor is she being held captive by an evil hotel manager. She’s currently stressing out in New Jersey over the heinous mess this all caused.
Number one- these people clogged her entire computer with viruses and malware.
Number two- in order to contact Yahoo she ended up calling an unrelated tech-support phone number and was charged a ridiculous amount of money for software that is free on the Internet. Those people then accessed her computer to install it.
Number three- Her entire contact list is now gone.
Number four- credit card company was nice enough to block the charge and issue new card (yay!).
Mom will be offline until this weekend when she gets down here to North Carolina and I can wipe out everything that was done to her computer and install Norton Antivirus. In the meantime I have a request-
Please do not forward any attachments you have not scanned for viruses first.
Please do not forward links that you haven’t run through a security program to check for safety.
If you do not have a current anti-virus software running on your computer- get one. Mom was lucky. She purchases nothing online. The nice gentleman I spoke with at Yahoo today told me mom’s laptop is a complete mess and full of garbage that tracks keystrokes.
Please secure yourselves. Thank you.
DO YOU HEAR ME, PEOPLE??? AND STOP ADDING TOOLBARS.