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Alert! A New Tech Support Scam Is On The Rise

by / Friday, 16 September 2016 / Published in News

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently released information about a new tech support scam. They have received close to 4,000 complaints about companies contacting their victims to inform them about errors, viruses, or other security issues. Initial contact with the victims can be through phone calls, e-mails, pop-up messages, or even lock screen sometimes followed by a verbal message for the victim to call in for support to the phony techs.

Once a phony support representative makes verbal contact they immediately try to convince you to provide remote access to your computer. Don’t do it! This is a sure fire way for these clever scammers to take control of your computer, access all your files (yes, even on your network), and install malicious viruses.

Be on guard. Share this article with your coworkers so everyone can recognize these types of attempts. Also, make sure you have up-to-date antivirus and never give remote access to anyone you don’t know and trust.

Need help? Give us a call at 888-837-4466, we can assess your network and computers to ensure you are virus free.

Think you’ve been scammed? Want to learn more about the latest threats? Visit www.ic3.gov.

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