FTC shuts down tech support scam operation

Watchyourbuck has warned in the past about scam calls from people pretending to be with Microsoft or other software companies. Your BBB even got a call from someone trying to pull that scam (We didn’t fall for it). If you give these scammers remote access to your computer, lots of bad things could happen–they could lock…

FTC wins settlement from bogus tech support operators

Maybe you’ve gotten one of these calls before: Someone calls out of the blue, claiming your computer is riddled with viruses and wanting to “fix” it remotely. The caller uses technical jargon that may or may not sound convincing, depending on how much you know about computers. I had one of those a few years…