Click, type, click, click. Prompt flashes, and a loud noise interrupts music from being played.
The volume has been aggressively raised.
My eyes look away from the screen and then dart back, I see a pop up, “Congratulations you have just won a free vacation getaway. Click here for more information”.
My naïve mind actually believed it, and I clicked it.
There’s no turning back here, something has downloaded and screens are popping up from my antivirus software that say I have obtained a virus.
I try to close all my screens, hit the Wi-Fi button.
Thought that would do something.
My computer has been compromised.
I wonder, was it the MSN article I clicked earlier, was it something in my e-mail, or that online offer that gave me a good deal. Whatever it may be, I may never know.
I was scammed.