PC Support Scams

PC Support Scams

If somebody calls your house and tells you there is a problem with your PC.. hang up.
There are a number of dodgy companies cold calling and getting people to beleive they have
a PC problem.

In the scam, teams at Indian call centres ring computer users claiming to be from a tech support company.
The computer users were then told there were problems with their PC, which could be fixed. They are told to download a program that handed over remote control of their computer so the caller could install “fixes”, the PC users were told of the £185 charge for subscription to “the preventative service”. But the “fixed” computers never had any problems, and the value of the service was dubious.
Check these stories out here :

http://www.digitaltoast.co.uk/supportonclick-systemrecure-scam

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jul/19/police-crackdown-phone-scam-computer



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