How to Avoid Technical Support Scams

  • Follow these 5 Simple Rules to Avoid Being Scammed
  • Educate Yourself on Technical Support Scams
  • Report these Scammers
  • Technical Support Scams Resource Pages

Follow these 5 Simple Rules to Avoid Being Scammed

  • If Scammers call, tell them to take you off their calling list immediately and hang up the phone.
  • If you receive a popup/screen locking up – “your computer is infected and that you MUST call a phone number.” (NEVER CALL THAT NUMBER.)
  • Always do a Google search and look up these scammers.
  • Download files from credible sources. Scammers create “fake” software packages – Rogue Security Software that are designed to look like legitimate software.
  • If there is legitimate problem, bring your computer or laptop to a local computer store for repair or service.

2.EDUCATE YOURSELF ON TECHNICAL SUPPORT SCAMS

  • Typical Technical Support Scam
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_support_scam
  • Windows viewer displays log of various events.
  • Many of the log entries are harmless notifications.
  • The scammer claim that log entries (warnings, errors) are evidence of the computer being corrupted, the errors must be “fixed”.

3. REPORT THESE SCAMMERS

4. TECHNICAL SUPPORT SCAMS RESOURCE PAGES