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Be wary of downloading software from third-party sites, as some of them might have been modified without the author’s knowledge to bundle support scam malware and other threats. Use Microsoft Edge when browsing the internet. It blocks known support scam sites using Windows Defender SmartScreen (which is also used by Internet Explorer).
phone call scams claiming to be Microsoft. OT: phone call scams. I have been called twice from an indian accented person claiming they are from windows sevice centre, he says that my computer has been hacked and they want my details to "fix the issues".
I just fell victim to this same scam and I did phone the number and gave access to my computer before I realised it was a scam when they asked for money. do you know if this means the scammers have any of my information like bank details?
Throughout this month, I will join AARP, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and BECU at a series of “Unmasking the Imposters“ events to help educate Washington consumers about how to spot and avoid tech support scams. Senior citizens are not the only ones who are being targeted by these...
Avoid tech support scams. When scammers disguised as Microsoft support claim your PC has problems, that’s when the real problems start. Here’s how to steer clear. Learn more. Protect against ransomware. This malware prevents you from accessing your PC or files and then tries to force you into paying money to regain access. ...