PC Pitstop, the makers of PC Matic, has developed a technology to block the hoax and gather the telephone numbers the hoax is employing.
Our goal is to end this hoax once and for all. There are two elements of our strategy. First, we will publish all the phone numbers we find related to the hoax. As we monitor their attacks, we will continue to add new hoax telephone numbers. The second element is you. There are a lot more of us than them. If we unite behind this cause, we can force them out of business quickly. By calling these numbers, it will flood their phone queues, and their attendants will be unable to attend to their "real customers". This will force their revenue down. The more we do it, the lower their revenue, until the businesses behind this hoax become insolvent.
Call the numbers on the list as often as you like. Once on the phone, we think you should make the phone call last as long as possible. If they figure out you know they are a hoax, they will hang up and try to find a "real customer". Pretend to be a concerned novice user that talks very slowly, and needs a lot of hand holding. Make long pauses. Be creative. The goal is to burn up a lot of their time and have some fun while doing it. Our measurement for success is hold times. Typically, one must wait just a few seconds to get to one of their Indian phone representatives. We need to drive wait times into the stratosphere. Please join the discussion in our forums.
We are archiving the URLs of infected web sites. By joining the team, we will provide these URLs. This is a great social experiment, and we will keep team members up to date on the fight to make the business of this hoax defunct. Come join us.
Perhaps the largest security hole in our nation's digital infrastructure is that many of the companies in the security industry care more about profits than security. In fact, many companies' profits increase due to the lack of security in our world. We believe that security software should solve security problems first, and generate profits second.
To our great and loyal customers. We could not accomplish these great things without your continued loyalty. In addition to not getting infected with viruses or ransomware, you will not be exposed to this hoax. Thank you.