With more and more of our lives online, and much of our time and business being tied to our devices, there is no shortage of clever scams out there to take our money and our information.

The latest targets more mature people using their computers. This email scam, which imitates a Best Buy Geek Squad invoice, indicates that your subscription is due to expire and that your account either will be charged or might have already been charged.

When you call the phone number, they will ask for payment in exchange for allowing the antivirus software to remain on your computer; and if you don’t pay, they will demand access to your computer to remove their software or they attempt to help you make sure you weren’t already charged for the renewal.

They will convince you to give them access to your computer, and prove to you how much you need their antivirus protection by demonstrating how certain sites are secure.

(Photo: Mika Baumester, Unsplash)
(Photo: Mika Baumester, Unsplash)

Then, they will pivot back to making sure you didn’t already get charged, and ask that you check out your online banking on the computer (which they have access to) just to be sure you weren’t charged.

A call to the real Geek Squad confirmed that it wasn’t them when this was tried on a neighbor in our area. These scammers are getting more creative and devious in the way they prey on people. Here is how to protect yourself against this latest scam. 

Be very careful, and double-check any unsolicited calls and emails!

Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy only.

You can now listen to Dennis & Judi — On Demand! Hear New Jersey’s favorite best friends anytime, anywhere and any day of the week. Download the Dennis & Judi show wherever you get podcasts, on our free app, or listen right now.

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction for this story.

25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?

Below, find out where 25 of the most infamous crimes in history took place — and what the locations are used for today. (If they've been left standing.)

LOOK: What are the odds that these 50 totally random events will happen to you?

Stacker took the guesswork out of 50 random events to determine just how likely they are to actually happen. They sourced their information from government statistics, scientific articles, and other primary documents. Keep reading to find out why expectant parents shouldn't count on due dates -- and why you should be more worried about dying on your birthday than living to 100 years old.

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM