Online Security

Tech Support Scams

Fraud artists are savvy and can be very convincing. The Tech Support Scam is a popular social engineering technique, with several twists.
How Tech Support Scams Work


Action Steps to Prevent Romance Scams

In the unfortunate event that you fall victim to what you believe to be a Tech Support Scam, responding quickly can help limit the damage.

  1. 01

    If you provided financial account information, immediately contact your financial institutions and discuss cancelling fraudulent charges, obtaining a new credit/debit card or opening a new account.

  2. 02

    If you unwittingly downloaded “scareware” onto your device or granted remote access to your computer, seek the help of a trusted expert to have any malware removed or uninstalled.

  3. 03

    Visit for more information and specific actions to take based on your situation.