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TechSupportScams And The Blue Screen of Death

Many Windows users are familiar with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (AKA BSOD), which usually happens when the system crashes. The BSOD can occur for many reasons, for example when there is a memory access violation. To the end user, it usually means that they have lost all their work and that Windows might not be happy the next time it reboots. It is also
Publish At:2015-07-20 18:55 | Read:9720 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert bsod malware scam tech support windows

Tech Support Spam Plague LinkedIn and Other High-Traffic Sites

To our readers, consider this a heads-up. It has come to our attention that technical support spammers have been shamelessly marketing their “services” on LinkedIn by taking advantage of the social network’s generally free features. We believe that whoever was behind these campaigns created fake, bare-bones accounts, such as the one below,
Publish At:2015-04-22 22:25 | Read:5269 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert scam social media social network tech suppo

A New Twist on Tech Support Scams Pop Ups

Tech support scams are not going anywhere any time soon. The number of fake pop ups and bogus 1-800 numbers keep popping all over the place. This usually happens while you are browsing the web, or perhaps if you make a typo in a site’s name. This is a classic scare tactic with the goal of tricking you into calling for “tech support”. Miscre
Publish At:2015-02-12 16:50 | Read:4402 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert fake scam tech support

Mac users: Beware of increased tech support scam pop-ups

Last month, we warned you about a rise in tech support scam pop-ups primarily affecting Windows where severe virus warnings often accompanied with audio cues urge the user to call for emergency tech support. In a worrying trend, we are now also seeing an increase in similar fake sites targeting Apple users. The modus operandi is exactly the same: stubborn p
Publish At:2014-12-20 06:50 | Read:5383 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert Apple fake Jerome Segura tech support

PSA: Tech Support Scams Pop-Ups on the Rise

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a public service announcement warning about a “new twist to the telephone tech support scam“. In its message, it advises users to be particularly cautious about fake pop-ups telling them that their computers are infected and urging to call a toll free number for assistance: “In a new twi
Publish At:2014-11-18 18:25 | Read:9180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert alert fbi IC3 scams tech support virus warn

Tech Support website infects your computer before you even dial in

If you ever need help with your computer you may be interested in remote tech support. As we have written many times on this blog before, the road to finding a legitimate company is very treacherous. Many websites that are promoted via ads on search engines or pop ups often turn out to be impostors or crooks and it doesn’t matter whether they are overs
Publish At:2014-11-06 22:55 | Read:3930 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits Fraud/Scam Alert download drive-by exploit fake tec

Tech Support scammers rip big brand security software with fake warnings

Just when we thought we had seen it all, scammers come out with an elaborate and clever scheme to trick users into calling for bogus tech support. If you are looking to download one of the popular antivirus or anti-malware product on the market, watch out before you click. Lookalike pages Fraudsters have set up fake download pages that look incredibly like t
Publish At:2014-08-21 19:20 | Read:6572 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert Anti-Malware antivirus avast avg fake kaspe

Beware of US-based Tech Support Scams

Most people associate tech support scams (AKA the fake Microsoft support call) with technicians sitting in a crowded and buzzing boiler room somewhere offshore. Indeed all of the tech support scams we have tracked so far were with companies located either in Mumbai, Kolkata or elsewhere in India. But last month, we stumbled upon fake warning pages urging use
Publish At:2014-08-15 09:00 | Read:6628 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert fake Jerome Segura scam tech support

How to avoid tech support scams

Tech support scams come in many different forms and can be hard to detect. Following these simple steps from We Live Security will help you recognise and avoid them. The post How to avoid tech support scams appeared first on We Live Security.
Publish At:2014-08-10 16:49 | Read:3387 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams fraudster phone scam refund scammers security tech sca


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