TLangley
Level 1: Cadet

Telstra caller asking me to do stuff with w3c validator and Windows system

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Basically this guy called, started saying my IP address was being used illegally by others. Had me check my bank and email sites through w3c validator and then had me open up windows system command box to "secure" the sites. Is this legit? I'm getting concerned! Once something is secured he tells me not to access it until he tells me to. 

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Telstra caller asking me to do stuff with w3c validator and Windows system

No. It's a scam. You have been compromised by following his instructions.

 

Get onto all the institutions by phone and change your passwords immediately.

 

Then scan your computer for any malware or viruses and uninstall any software that he got you to install.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Telstra caller asking me to do stuff with w3c validator and Windows system

This is not legit. Suggest you change all your passwords immediately using another device and do full virus scan on the PC that was tampered with.

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Telstra caller asking me to do stuff with w3c validator and Windows system

No. It's a scam. You have been compromised by following his instructions.

 

Get onto all the institutions by phone and change your passwords immediately.

 

Then scan your computer for any malware or viruses and uninstall any software that he got you to install.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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cf4
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Telstra caller asking me to do stuff with w3c validator and Windows system

This is not legit. Suggest you change all your passwords immediately using another device and do full virus scan on the PC that was tampered with.

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