That scam has been going on here for well over a year (that I know of). A co-worker of mine told me about a call he received, then I passed the story along to both my brother and sister. A day later, they each received calls from those same scammers.
The co-worker knew it was a scam when he received the phone call, so he put them on speaker and pretended to be going along with what they were telling him. They were telling him to log on to his computer and type in certain codes... he was playing with his xbox or whatever the whole time but just kept acting like his computer was taking a long time to start up, then had issues logging on, etc, etc... The guy eventually told him his computer must be really messed and should take it somewhere to get fixed- which is extra hilarious, since they're pretending to be computer programmers/repairmen.