How to Recognize A PC Support Scam

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How to Recognize A PC Support Scam

  • by David Harley Senior Research Fellow at Eset
    April 18, 2012

    A while ago, I responded to a blog comment promising some thoughts on how to recognize a cold-calling PC support scam. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do that immediately, and then I was on vacation with no Internet connectivity (I should do that more often!). But then, since the problem isn't going to disappear any time soon, I guess advice on how to recognize it before you hand over any cash isn't going to pass its best-by date too soon, either.

    Continued here: http://blog.eset.com/2012/04/18/how-to-recognize-a-pc-support-scam


     

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    Posted May 24, 2012

    http://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/167901121/security/client-security/240001025/security-expert-fools-records-fake-antivirus-scammers.html




     

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    I am not a Microsoft or a Dell employee. I am a volunteer.