Provider rang to say that my Internet had been showing signs of suspicious malware and high traffic…because I used TOR or because of scam?

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They were telling me to open up all these connections (which I wasn't actually doing I was just pretending I was to see where they were going) and then I asked for ID or proof they were my provider and hung up straight away. however I was using TOR yesterday was it a scam or genuine?

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Alex:
It was a scam, big time.

You should be very scared. It is one thing for a hacker to get your IP address – however – to track you down and call you? WOW – that is a whole new level of creepy………. that means the computer you installed TOR on and visited the deep or dark web was not properly protected and it has been BREACHED and probably has a nice Trojan on it!!! What did you do that let them get into it?? Since your ISP would not give out your name + address to anyone asking for that info – it had to be something they read off your hard drives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dude, if you don't know anything about hacking or internet security – you have no business in such places. You need to stop what you are doing and look inside at the files on your computer and see what they got. If you have credit card and banking info – you need to be spending the rest of today changing passwords, getting new credit cards, and signing up for credit monitoring. You stepped into some really deep sh!t.

Adrian:
ISPs never monitor for malware. They may monitor for torrents, but usually don't act on small amount of use unless they get notified by some copyright owner (then they send you a letter, never phone).
In general, if "breaking" any ISP rules, they usually notify you by letter.
Sounds like a scam to me. Opening ports allows remote users to gain access to your machine and load their software for future control. Run a full Malware scan, then a full virus scan (those are two different things!!)
?:
Of course it was a scam. They were trying to gain access to your computer to infect it with spyware. NOBODY will ever phone or email you to tell you there is a problem with your machine.
Simpson:
It was a scam.
Lambert:
It was a scam.
Techwing:
It was a scam.
Nash:
Could be either…
Abraham:
Could be either…
chrisjbsc:
Could be either…

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