Avoiding Tech Support Scammers As tech support scams continue to spread worldwide, it is important PC users know what to expect. The more users know, the less likely they are to fall victim. First, we recently published a post regarding the online pop-up scams that display an error message along with a tech support number. […]
The latest tech support scam has a striking resemblance to the ransomware concept…
Fake tech support companies have been using popups and programs for quite some time with several different justifications to “fix” your computer. Here is a breakdown of a typical tech support scams. The Hook In order to have the victim call, there must be a method to force the user to call without looking […]
Technical Support Scams Target Victims via Spam Emails The Dreaded BSOD Many users are familiar in seeing the dreaded Bluescreen of Death, or BSOD, when their computer decides to go haywire. These errors can be triggered for multiple reasons, such has hardware problems, driver conflicts, or memory issues. In order to resolve the problem, it […]
The Federal Trade Commission has recently stepped up its efforts to stop technical support scams that are defrauding consumers of millions through deceptive search engine ads, popups and phone calls.
It has come to our attention that other companies are deceptively promoting PC Matic “Support” via Google & Bing ads.