Scammers often target their schemes toward senior citizens— but anyone can be prey for scammers.
A tech support scam is one such method of *involuntary giving.*
It may begin with a technical support representative who reaches out via your computer. Suddenly, a pop-up message surfaces, telling about a virus detected on the computer. The phone rep will request remote access to the victim’s computer. And, they will ask for a fee in order to fix the problem — the one that never really existed.
Part two of the scam happens when the scammer calls back and asks if you are happy with the new anti-virus service. Then they offer to remove it and refund the charges — bestowed for a fee, of course.
Because these scams were so widespread in 2017, the following alerts were issued to consumers:
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