Apparently, despite the lateness of the hour and the fact that nobody was using a Windows device in the house, I had a critical update i had to run (with their assistance) or i would risk losing everything on my computer.
I dutifully fired up my iMac and proceeded to follow the instructions.
couldn't for the life of me find the "start" button, or what version of Windows i was using, but after telling her that I was using Mac OS, she started to get a bit annoyed with me, because i was clearly NOT, as she'd called me to help me with my Windows PC.
After a while I got fed up and told her in no uncertain terms that i was NOT using a Windows PC and that if she was able to tell if I needed a patch, she'd know exactly which version of Windows i was uaing and that in fact she'd know i'm not using it at all...I stated that if I knew where she was calling from, I'd have the police there forthwith and she rather rudely hung up...before i could even have a chance to swear at her!
What concerns me is that there would be loads of gullible/elderly/non-tech-savvy people that would fall for this.
It's bloody awful and really makes my blood boil.