SCARS™ Scam Alert: Scammers Ask Victims To Install Software Or Apps

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SCARS™ Scam Alert: Scammers Ask Victims To Install Software Or Apps

WARNING: If A Scammer Asked You To Install Software Or An App Get Rid Of It!

We are finding that a new trick that scammers are employing is to ask victims to install remote access software / apps on their computers and phones!

These Include:  ANYDESK, TEAM VIEWER, and Others.

What this does is give the scammer remote access and remote control of your phone or computer. This means they can see what you do, including your home banking, and even take control and do things without you knowing it.

This also means THEY could install still more software or apps on your computer or phone.

This is as serious as it gets and the consequence of doing what the scammers ask. You could have given them the ability to control your bank account, your social security account, or perform other identity theft. You could also have given the scammer to use your device in other criminal activity, such as sending our scam emails or messages.

The first step is to make sure you do not have anything like this installed. If you NEVER installed anything at the request of the scammer fine, but you might have installed a virus or key-logger just by clicking on a link in one of the scammer’s messages!

You can take your phone to your local carrier’s stores to have your phone checked. They will help you look for apps that you do not need or want.

In the case of computers, you can take your computer to a local computer store to be checked – only trust people you can see face to face. You have already been scammed so do not trust yourself with remote tech support unless it is with the computer manufacturer.

Remember, scammers will use you in every way possible. They will take your money, turn you into a money or parcel mules, but they can also turn you into a “Digital Mule” or “Digital Slave” as well. You can be held responsible for the bad things they can potentially do, so do not ignore this problem.

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It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.

Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:

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