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Tag Archives: tech support scam
BBB and the Midland Police Department are warning residents of a tech support scam that tricks you into allowing remote access of your computer. Here’s what’s happening. Residents are receiving phone calls from an alleged Dell technician with a foreign … Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission is warning the public on a new twist to the tech-support scam that tries to gain access to your computer by alleging to fix a computer virus. In this new version, the FTC claims consumers are … Continue reading
Better Business Bureau hears from thousands of consumers and business owners every year about a variety of scams and frauds. Many are new twists on existing scams, but scammers get more sophisticated every year in how they spoof trusted names … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
An Austin-area resident was recently victimized by a tech support scam by people posing as employees of Microsoft. She got off light– a $54.07 charge that she later got back after disputing the charge with her credit card company–but for a … Continue reading
Ever get a call from out of the blue, offering to fix your computer remotely? Hang up! No matter who they say they work for (I had a call a few years ago from someone claiming to be a “Windows” employee) it’s … Continue reading
Has anyone else gotten one of those fake tech support calls? I’ve had at least a couple of those. Someone with a strong accent calls and pretends to work for “Windows” or Microsoft Tech Support or whatever, and tries to … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading