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39 Arrested in Tech Support Scam Crackdown: Microsoft
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CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson,
User Rank: Moderator
12/13/2018 | 10:14:08 PM
Scam game
Scammers have been doing this job for decades so they are getting better as we speak. Look at the percentage of victims who became vulnerable just over a phonecall. We need to be vigilant at all costs because only we have control over our own security. When money is concerned, always remember to withhold as much information as possible.
ThomasMaloney
ThomasMaloney,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/11/2018 | 11:27:57 PM
Recognization is key!
Honestly, I'm really not surprised at how many of these scam centres are popping up. It seems like every other day I'm getting a new type of phishing email or some other long lost aunt who wants to bequeath to me a few million dollars. The good thing about this deluge of fakes is that it's becoming easy to start recognizing the patterns of their trickery. I think people will be a lot more well informed as they see how easy it is for these people to try and scam you...
Mike Fowler
Mike Fowler,
User Rank: Author
12/3/2018 | 5:09:40 PM
Re: Good to see
I couldn't agree more Reisen.  They have been operating with (seeming) impunity for far too long.  I hope this is the first of many such operations.
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
12/3/2018 | 1:49:02 PM
Good to see
I have received a few calls from a Tech warning me about my system - usually yell back and curse.  An associate of mine tries to upload ransomware to THEIR system and/or leave then on hold for 45 min.  GLAD these scum got arrested.  The AVAST scam is particularly bad. 


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