Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday October 03, 2012

FTC Shuts Down Global PC 'Tech Support' Scam

I am truly amazed at how many people fall for this kind of crap.

The scam involved cold callers who claimed to work for major technology companies, such as Microsoft or Google, and who told consumers they had viruses on their PCs, according to regulators. The callers would attempt to dupe users into giving them remote access to their computers, locking the user out while attempting to "fix" the malware that the scammer claimed was on the machine.