J. S. Bach’s Siciliano g-moll BWV 1031
I should let you know that I will have to use a new identity because of internet fraud. In fact, yesterday I received an email from a WordPress colleague who was asking for money because s/he was in trouble.
It could be that someone was using that colleague’s name to take money away from me. That’s identity theft used to defraud someone.
I got a phone call from “Microsoft” and was told that my computer was about to crash. Employees of my credit card company were monitoring and noticed I was being defrauded. They cancelled the transaction and phoned me immediately. In fact, I felt something may be amiss and I was about to phone them. But they phoned first, in less than five minutes.
If you get a phone call from a person who claims s/he is an employee of Microsoft and asks you to uninstall your anti-virus software, hang up and call the police.
You will also be asked to use a card other than Visa, MasterCard or American Express. These companies hire experts who catch thieves in the act.
It will take me a few weeks to re-invent myself. Fortunately, they do not read our posts. So there may be a way of letting you know what I have become.
It never suspected I would have to write this message.© Micheline Walker 8 June 2014 WordPress