Remember that awful story I told you on Saturday about how I fell for a scammer? It goes on…
My computer was acting funny after I hung up with Mr. Scammer, so I did the thing we have all learned to do to correct computer problems — I rebooted.
And my password to get into the computer had been changed.
After a few choice words flew around the house, I called Apple tech support. The person I talked to had me try a number of things that ended up not working. She made an appointment for me at the nearest Apple store (~70 miles away).
My appointment is at today (Monday) at 1pm*. Pretty sure they will need to keep the computer and wipe the hard drive, so I will not have my baby for a few day/weeks. And I was told to bring all my Apple devices with me — laptop, iPad, iPhone, iWatch. (Arrggghhhh! x 2).
I had to bring my computer to that Apple store right at the beginning of the pandemic. At least this time, the store will remain open. ::fingers crossed::
In the meantime, I am using an old Windows laptop**. I am afraid to use my old MacBook Air because it might become infected as well as soon as I log onto it. Probably an irrational fear, but there it is.
I just got a call from the scammer, wondering why I canceled the $180 charge! Sheesh, they get more aggressive with each passing day!
Anyway, don’t bother sending a search party if you don’t hear from me for a week (or two – arrggghhhh!)) I shall return eventually.
* I was busily typing this post when Smokey asked if I was leaving soon. “No, I have to leave by 11.” “But it’s 1:30.” “What!!??!!” I had been keeping an eye on the time in the systray, and it clearly told me it was 10:30. Looked at my watch — 12:30. Called the Apple store and rescheduled for 4:45 today. Whew!
* Boy howdy, is Windows different than OSX! And not in a good way. None of the keyboard shortcuts that I use are available. The screen scrolls the wrong way. My hands keep dragging on the touchpad and moving the cursor around.