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Microsoft Tech Scam aka Free Security Check: How It Works

(with scam caught on camera video below)

The growing number of computers per household all over the world has offered scammers a variety of fraud ideas. One of the latest telephone scams reveals criminals calling house numbers, claiming to be Microsoft technicians providing "free security checks". Once they get the victims' trust, scammers also get remote access to their machines or their credit card number information. This is also known as the Scareware Scam.

How does the scam work? Watch the video below to see in action Microsoft Tech Scam caught on tape by a regular citizen:

Microsoft Tech Support Scam Video

According to a survey done by Microsoft, 16% of their product users have received such phone calls. You can get one too. However, beware - criminals might not necessarily use the name of Microsoft but Apple, Samsung, Yahoo, or Google. Stay safe!

 

Microsoft Tech Scam aka Free Security Check: How To Avoid

These companies are so busy already offering tech support. It's probably impossible for them to call you, instead of the other way around. If you watched those videos above you will know exactly how to play with the scammers when they call.

 

Microsoft Tech Scam aka Free Security Check: How To report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here

 

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