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

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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