Family member got a phone call from “Saul Lopez” today – Saul told her that her computer had been hacked, and he could walk her through the steps to safeguard her computer, etc.
She was smart enough to know it was a scam and hung up on him; she also noted that he was rather rude, considering that he was trying to “help” her.
A few minutes later, good ol’ Saul called our house, too. We didn’t answer, but I did try calling him back a bit later, and received a canned voice-mail response which said that the mailbox was no longer accepting messages.
I suspect that “Saul’s” phone number isn’t a legit number in our community – best guess is that the scammer just signed up for a 406 phone number using Google Voice.
Quick Google search turns up a similar story:
From the background noise and his accent it seemed like he was in a calling center in maybe India? He insisted that my wife’s email account and/or computer had been hacked and was sending out stuff all over the place.
Anyway…if you get a call from “Saul” or from this phone number, don’t even bother answering…even though it looks like a friendly Montana phone number, it’s nothing but trouble.