There’s been a recent surge in computer technical support scams. Identity thieves pose as computer support specialists and call consumers, stating that their computer has been infected with a virus and needs repair. They will trick the consumer into downloading malicious software onto their device, or even get them to provide the scammer with login credentials like Online Banking usernames and passwords. Scammers have also figured out ways to make virus pop-up warnings appear on your computer, asking you to call a phone number to resolve the issue.
Protect yourself and your personal information. Learn how to detect, avoid and resolve this type of scam in this informative article from the FTC.