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Windows warning: Tech-support scammers ramping up attacks

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Microsoft says it received 153,000 reports in 2017 from customers who'd come in contact with tech-support scammers via a cold call, spam, or the web.

The FBI has recently seen a new trend emerging for scammers to retarget past tech-support victims by posing as government officials or law enforcement and offering assistance recovering lost funds for further fees.

Some scammers also threaten legal action if victims don't pay to settle outstanding debts for tech-support services.

Have you or someone you know fallen victim to these scams? Let us know in the comments below!

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Indeed it is

by alextaylor715 In reply to Windows warning: Tech-sup ...

Tech-support industry has for a long time got a bad name with scams targeting innocent people on rise year on year. In fact even after Microsoft and global security agencies constantly educating customers to stay away from these scammers people keep falling prey to them. Recently I heard some funny recordings of these tech support scams on YouTube. Listen at below link and enjoy :)

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