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  • Sep 14 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm | Maitland Public Library

    Carey Holzman

    Scamming the Scammers - How to Handle Fake Tech Support Calls with Carey Holzman will be presented at the Central Florida Computer Society main meeting on Sunday, Aug 10th at 2:45pm at the Maitland Public Library, immediately after the Window SIG meeting which begin at 1:15PM.

    Several CFCS members have stated that they received phone calls from someone who said he was calling from "Windows Technical Support." Your computer, he told our member, had alerted him that it was infested with viruses. He wanted to show the member the problem, then charge to fix it.

    There are several variations of the scam, but it still is being perpetrated on an ongoing basis. A long time friend of computer user groups, Carey Holzman, recently was able to totally record such a call, and lead the “support” person in a way that we all would like to do. Although it is best to just hang up, you will see though Carey, exactly what they do & how they do it. You will enjoy the humor, but learn from the experience and never get tempted to let them inside your computer or pay them for any support.

    Carey Holzman is an IT professional, author, freelance journalist and a former co-host of a nationally syndicated radio show. Carey easily shows how non-intimidating technology can be with entertaining, educational and humorous videos that teach building an entire computer from scratch to reviewing the pros and cons of the latest tech-gadget. His videos on YouTube have nearly 90,000 subscribers and close to 7 million views.

    Carey, based out of Phoenix, AZ, has been a speaker at FACUG Conferences at Sea, and numerous other regional user group conferences and computer user group meetings.


Upcoming SIG Events Date Location
MS Access,Office Security SIG Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Windows SIG Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm Maitland Public Library
iSIG Monday, September 15, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Florida United Safety Council
Digital Photo and Video Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tech SIG Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm World Gourmet


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