49 days ago

Spark scam

Yuki from Upper Moutere

www.spark.co.nz/scamalerts
We experienced this scam. The phone call started with automated message to say that our landline and internet would be disconnected within 24 hours and prompted to press 1 for more details (there was no other options), then the guy called himself as "David Watson", a Spark technician, tried to let us to download an app called "Team Viewer". This is a remote desktop controller and your computer will be accessible via internet from outside once it is installed. My husband asked "David" his office phone number to call back for our reference, then "David" hung up on him. There is a Linkedin account of Spark employee "David Watson", with no photo and no contact details and the guy told us about the account to let us trust him. This is very elaborated deception, be careful.

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