Be a Scam Buster!

Cyber criminals don’t just send scam email messages and set up fake website.  They might also call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft or some other company.  Once they have gained your trust, they might ask you for your username and password or ask you to go to a website to install software that will give them access to your computer.  Once you do this your personal information is vulnerable.

Tips on how to avoid phone scams:

  • Never give control of your computer to a third party unless you can confirm that it is a legitimate representative of a computer support team with whom you are already a customer.
  • Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support if you did not initiate the call to Microsoft first.
  • Ask upfront if you are required to purchase software or pay a fee or subscription associated with the “service.” If there is, hang up.

Take the caller’s information down and immediately report it to your local authorities. If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam, check out these tips that can help you protect your money and identity.

Please remember to question any unsolicited email or call.  Check out our previous blogs on scams and phishing emails.

Is it a SCAM or not? 

Don’t Become a Victim

Fake Windows Support Calls 

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