Thursday, January 10, 2013

XP Defender Scam

The scammers are at it again, this time they hit up my mother in The States.  She was in need of a virus protector so went online to find something suitable for her computer.  She found a product called, XP Defender.  It seemed very legitimate, that's obviously how they rope people in.  She was willing to pay the $90 to protect her computer but had no idea she was walking into a trap.  By the time she realized what was going on, they had had her credit card information and charged her the money.  It took her almost a day of phone calls to various companies in order to get the issue sorted out.  What a hassle and a scare!  She also mentioned a company called Key Progressive Protection.  I couldn't find much information about them but there are plenty of warnings online about XP Defender.  So if you happen to be looking for a virus protector for your computer be sure to steer clear of these companies!  Hope this post along with the one about the Ammyy Scam help keep others out of a bad spot.


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