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Avoiding technical support scams
Learn what to look out for with telephone and web pop-up scams and how to report them.
Staying safe from call scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom shows you some ways to spot and avoid technical support call scams, and what to do if you get a scam call.
Staying safe from email & chat scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom explains email and web chat scams - how to spot them, what to do if you see one, and how to protect your online safety.
Staying safe from web browser scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom has seen web browser scams. Here, Erik shows how to spot a scam and how to best use Windows and Microsoft Edge for online safety.
IS THIS A SCAM?
Caller id scams
Microsoft should add a note to say that some scammers will keep a phone line open, so when you call Microsoft or another site eg Bank, you will only go to the scammers. ADD advice to use another phone or computer so as to avoid taking to the scammers.
Staying safe from caller ID spoofing
Don't fall for scam phone calls that "spoof" caller ID. Erik Wahlstrom explains what to do if you get a suspicious call.
Where to learn?
I wasn't brought up with computers; I'm 66, but want to learn how to do more. In particular, I want to learn how to track the sources of scammers and spammers. I haven't fallen for any of the scams I've received, but want to be able to have papers served on the scammers, or have the police haul them off. What book(s) should I look for, or where can I find free or low cost instruction?
I just watched your videos on how to avoid Web/Emails/Call scams. Very good advice given. However, on each occasion the technical advise is delivered by a 'White' male and 'The Scammer' in each video clip is portrayed as a Black Person. How come?? Why?? Surely there are 'White' scammers!!!! 'Stereotypical Profiling'!!! Three film clips and each time the 'criminal' is Black. This is how the other races, people's minds are poisoned against Black People. Let me see your answer but more importantly....what you going to do about it?
Scam email 📧
I keep receiving emails from Adobe Sign. It's a fake email because the end of the email address is @adobesign1234.co.Can somebody please help?
Tech support scams. Another attack that we see often is the technical support scam. In this attack the scammer contacts you and tries to convince you that there is something wrong with your computer and that you should let them “fix” it for you.
Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers use scare tactics to trick you into unnecessary technical support services that supposedly fix contrived device, platform, or software problems. At best the scammers are trying to get you to pay them to "fix" a nonexistent problem with your device or software.
Avoid and report Microsoft technical support scams. Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. If you receive a phone call claiming to be from Microsoft, or see a pop-up window on your PC with a fake warning message and a phone number to call and get your “issue” fixed, it’s better to ...
Unfortunately, cybercriminals are trying to capitalize on the great momentum of Windows 10, with nefarious email, web, and phone scams directing our customers to install ransomware and other malware. Windows 10 is an upgrade offered by Microsoft which you can purchase from the Microsoft Store.
Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers use scare tactics to trick users into paying for unnecessary technical support services that supposedly fix 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.