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Tech Support Scams


  10:50:00 am by Admin, Categories: Security, Virus - Ransomware - Spyware

open quoteHello, we are calling from Windows and your computer looks like it is infectedOur Microsoft Certified Technician can fix it for you.

Orange Man Telemarketing or Phone SupportSound familiar? Whether you have just been scammed or simply want to find out more on the topic, you have come to the right place.

Tech support scams are a million-dollar industry and have been around since 2008. Every single day, innocent people are tricked into spending hundreds of dollars on non-existent computer problems.

There is no sign of these scams slowing down despite several actions taken by the Federal Trade Commission.

Perhaps even worse, companies right here in North America are now pulling the same tricks and taking advantage of existing and prospect customers replying to online ads.

Since we wrote our very first blog post on the subject and subsequent articles (A look behind the curtainTurning the tables), we’ve received much feedback and many people have shared their own experiences. We believe tech support scams are despicable and need to be exposed for the greater good.

The purpose of this page is to gather all the information we have collected over time into one place which you can use as a goto resource when you need it.


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