Tech support scams have lurked online for years. They often come in the guise of a pop-up message on your computer screen, claiming you have viruses, and malware or spyware on your computer. The pop-ups come with a phone number to call for assistance. The operator convinces you to buy hundreds of dollars of tech support services you don’t need.
In a more recent twist, scammers may cold call you claiming to be from a major computer company, and they may request to remote access your computer to fix the problem. Check out he informative video below to learn what you can look out for to avoid becoming a tech scammer’s next victim.
Please share this important clip with your friends and family, so they too know what to look for to avoid being victimized by fraud.
What You Should Know:
When it comes to fraud, vigilance is our number one weapon. You have the power to protect yourself and your loved ones from scams. Please share this alert with friends and family.
P.S. Spotted a scam? Tell us about it. Our scam-tracking map gives you information about the latest scams targeting people in your state. You’ll also find first-hand accounts from scam-spotters who are sharing their experiences so you know how to protect yourself and your family.
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 6:00am
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 9:30am
Torrance Ymca- X7483
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 9:00am
Downey Senior Center
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR