Scammers are always looking for new twists on old schemes, but sometimes they recycle the more successful ones. One that seems to be making a comeback involves the criminal calling you, claiming to be from Microsoft Tech Support. In some cases, a pop-up on your computer will try and convince you to call them.
Better Business Bureau Investigator Bill Smith tells The Big Z this is one of the most widespread scams in the United States, right behind the phony IRS agent scam.
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Smith says some of the trouble can include convincing you to send them a lot of money to “fix” your computer, or obtaining remote access to install Malware. He says if you get one of these calls just hang up.