Federal Trade Commission Issues Scam Warning
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning customers not to fall for the latest scam hackers are attempting to execute. According to KWQC News, scam artists are calling customers, claiming to be from the FTC. The hackers claim to be issuing major refunds. But there is a catch. First, you must allow them access to your computer. Why would they need that? To scam you.
If the FTC is offering a legitimate refund, they want to be sure customers understand two things. First, they will never need access to your computer to process the refund. Also, they will never charge you for your refund.
Unfortunately, many people are naive to these scams, and often fall victim. If you receive a call claiming to be from the FTC, and they request remote access to your computer, hang up immediately. Also, if you suspect it is a scammer, do not use any words or phrases expressing agreement, such as “I accept”, “Yes”, “Yea, that’s fine”, etc. At times, scammers will record the calls, then use the recordings to claim authorization for various transactions.
It’s a scary world out there — stay safe!