Tech Support Scams

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SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams

SCARS|RSN™ Guide: Avoid Microsoft® Tech Support Scams Protect Yourself From Tech Support Scams Courtesy of Microsoft® Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers use scare tactics to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services that supposedly fix the contrived device, platform, or software problems. How Tech Support Scams Work Scammers may call you directly on your phone and pretend to be representatives of a software company. They might even spoof the [...]

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Avoiding Tech Support Scams

RSN™ Anti-Scam Tip: Avoiding Tech Support Scams You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way. Scammers pose as big-name companies and use pop-up messages, fake websites, and phone calls to trick you into thinking your computer has [...]