Tech scams are on the rise around the world. These are cybercrimes where someone poses as a representative from a recognizable tech company (think Apple, Microsoft, or HP) offering tech support services to unsuspecting end users.

Cybercriminals will often use legitimate remote support software for their nefarious purposes. Take a closer look at the tactics they use to trick their way onto peoples’ computers and devices.

  • Unexpected phone calls offering free scans or reporting “problems” with the device
  • Pop-Up messages and emails prompting recipients to call a number for tech support
  • Using fear tactics to pressure people into making quick decisions
  • Tricking end users into letting them access their computers