Tag Archive: Scams

Nov 12

Microsoft attacks fake tech support scams

Microsoft attacks fake tech support scams Since May 2014, Microsoft has received over 175,000 customer complaints regarding fraudulent tech support scams. According to Ferguson, there are some easy ways to avoid falling into this trap. For starters, never give control of your computer to … Read more on ConsumerAffairs Microsoft Sues Indian Company for Technical …

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Oct 17

Microsoft hosts ID Theft discussion, works with AARP to stop scams

Microsoft hosts ID Theft discussion, works with AARP to stop scams Using official company names like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter, scammers convince victims to needlessly spend money on online support services. Since May 2014, Microsoft has received more than 175,000 (and counting) complaints about … Read more on WinBeta Amazon's growing clout in cloud computing …

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May 23

Avoiding Fake Microsoft Tech Support Calls and Scams.

Several offshore companies are purchasing lists of American phone numbers with your name and address from list brokers. Foreign criminals then call your home… Video Rating: 4 / 5

Apr 22

PSA: Teach Your Friends and Family About "Tech Support" Scams

PSA: Teach Your Friends and Family About "Tech Support" Scams You've probably heard about the popular "tech support" scams making the rounds these days. Someone claiming to be from Microsoft calls you, asks you to accept a remote connection, then they take control of your computer. You may be smart enough to … Read more on …

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Dec 02

Feds crack down on tech support scams as Wisconsin solicitations continue

Feds crack down on tech support scams as Wisconsin solicitations continue The Federal Trade Commission has launched a major international crackdown on the tech support scam in which telemarketers pose as tech support staff from major computer companies and con consumers into paying them to remove non-existent viruses, … Read more on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog) …

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Nov 25

Online PC Support Scams: Turning the Tables

More info about tech support scams on our blog: http://blog.malwarebytes.org/tech-support-scams/ It all started with a pop up. Your computer may have been in… Video Rating: 4 / 5