Microsoft Tech Support Scam

Computer and tech support scams are becoming more pampant. Microsoft revealed information in a common form of internet scam: Fake tech support sites will now automatically launch a device’s phone dialer with a prompt to contact their “support team.”

Tech support scam websites, as Microsoft said in the post, used to rely on a loop of popups and browser lockups to fool users into thinking something was wrong. Most browsers now have the ability to prevent sites from creating more dialog windows, effectively stopping those kinds of attacks, so scammers have been forced to adapt. 

This newly discovered scam has the potential to be devastating, especially as more people take to the internet to shop for the holidays. A single wrong click could have you paying for an expensive international call, or worse—it could have you falling for a scam that drains your bank account. Read More

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