Phone tech support scam goes wrong | Malwarebytes Unpacked

Have you ever received a call from someone with a heavy Indian accent from Microsoft saying your computer had errors or viruses? The purpose of these calls is to get an easy $299 or whatever amount they choose by scaring you into thinking there’s something really wrong with your computer and that they can fix it for you.These telephony scams have been going on for many years and scammers keep robbing innocent people sadly because their success ratio is still worth their time and effort. It happens that I got ‘the call’ while minding my own business on a regular work day. I immediately recognized what this was all about and decided to play the game to see how far this would go.The caller’s number did not appear on my phone, a sign that they were using some Voice over IP VoIP or such technology that both completely hides their identity and costs them nothing for long distance calls.This scam is a well-oiled machine which starts off with the alleged Microsoft representative asking you to turn on your computer to perform some checks for errors. They essentially make you open different applications which aren’t typically known by regular users.  click below to read entire article

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