I got a haunting call yesterday. A man called, it sounded like from India, and told me that he was calling from Dell about my Dell (Model number mentioned) computer. So I listened more seriously. He said my computer was sending error messages to Dell and we needed to fix it.
Alarm bells immediately went up.
I knew that was nonsense!!
So I said to him, if you are from Dell, email me from your Dell.com email account now.
And he said, “No, no, no!!”
And by the tone of his voice, I was 100% sure it was a scam.
I hung up.
But now I am worried. Did someone at Dell sell customer’s information to scammers? Did Dell have a data breach? How come this stranger in India knew I owned a Dell, knew my model number and how did he get my phone number? I have not put that online anywhere!!
Something stinks here, and I’m not liking it.
I tweeted Dell yesterday, and they told me to report it to the FTC. I did, but I’m still uneasy.
What do you think?