Sounds familiar? Have you or your known one ever got trapped into technical scams? We are here to share some important information related to technical support scam such as what does it actually mean, how it happens and how to get rid of it, etc.
Mostly the tech support scammers target those user’s accounts who are newcomers on the internet world. They used to gain the attention of the users by attacking them through alerts, warning, special offers, services charge, and annoying pop-ups advertisements that enforce users to convince them and make ready to click them too.
How technical support scammers work?
Actually, tech support scams are done by using all fake details that really look real but in reality they are not. They create fake websites, schemes like free “security” scans, and send alerting messages to convince you that your computer really got infected. Then, they try to make you ready to buy their software to fix the system problem.
At best, the software is meaningless or available somewhere for free. At worst, it could be malware or spyware-software is designed in such a way that gives criminals access to your computer system and your personal details.
Technical support scams tricks!
Scammers direct users to type the credit or debit card number for the online payment that results in technical support scams. Sometimes, they call the users and introduce themselves as the associate of a reliable company to distract them.
They use the publically available phone directories and after gaining user trust, they request them to share their personal details for further verification. They might also guess which operating system you’re using right now. Once you do this, your computer system and your personal details are in danger.
How to avoid technical support scams?
If someone claiming to be from a reputed and trustable company associate and calls you:
- Never purchase any software or online services.
- Ask questions if there is a charge or subscription added with the “service.” If there is, be alert on the call.
- Don’t give control access of your computer system to any third party before confirming that it is a legitimate associate of a computer support group with whom you are already a registered customer.
- Try gathering maximum caller’s details down and instantly reporting it to your local jurisdictions.
- Never share your credit, debit card or any financial details to someone who claims to be from genuine tech support team.
Follow the above steps and stay protected from their tech support scams. Your little bit alertness can save you from lots of vulnerable issues. So be aware and stay protected.