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