ICFO Archive of Tech Support Scams

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Regulators shut down global PC ‘tech support’ scam
Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page
Support scams, malware and mind games without frontiers
Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page
TECH SUPPORT SCAMS
‘Microsoft Partner’ Claims Fuel Support Scams
Microsoft hits Windows tech support scammers with a lawsuit
Anatomy of a Scam: The “Windows Tech Support” Con Examined
Conversation With a Tech Support Scammer
Better Business Bureau: Tech support scams are a serious danger
Windows 10 privacy paranoia leads to ban from private pirate torrent trackers
Technical support phone scams are still going strong
7 ON YOUR SIDE EXPOSES COMPUTER TECH SUPPORT SCAM
It’s 2015 and miscreants are still trying to dupe you with fake BSoDs
Microsoft to take out warning adverts as ‘tech support’ phone scams get uglier
Scam of the Week: Bogus calls from Microsoft Tech Support
Scams reported locally
AARP’s Fraud Watch Network Turns the Tables on Con Artists
AARP, AG’s office team up to alert public of scams
Harrisonburg Police Warn of Tech Support Scams
Beware Windows Technical Support Scam
Remove Tech Support Scam pop-up (Call For Support Scam)
FTC Tech Support Scams
175,000 whinge to Microsoft about phone tech support scams
PC support scams net $1.5bn return
Tech Support Scams: Top of the Pop-Ups
Tech Support Scam Asks for Passkey
Beware! Tech support scammers aren’t targeting just Microsoft Windows users anymore…
Tech support scammers put Mac owners in crosshairs
Microsoft’s advice: Hang up on tech support scammers
Feds Shut Down Phony Apple, Microsoft, Google Tech Support Scammers
Court shuts down tech support scam blamed for $17 million in consumer losses
Dell customer telephone tech support scam may be an inside job
Latest tech support scam stokes concerns Dell customer data was breached
Tech support scam destroys Local 10 News viewer’s computer. What appeared to be the newest version of Windows turned out to be ransom-ware
Tech support scams: 3 steps to conning unsuspecting victims 
New Twist to the Tech Support Scam
Washington state files suit against tech support scammer
Washington state sues iYogi, alleges tech support scam
Dell customer telephone tech support scam may be an inside job
Latest tech support scam stokes concerns Dell customer data was breached
Thieves posing as the IRS or computer tech support lead scams reported to BBB
Gotcha: Symantec fires reseller nabbed in tech support scam
Symantec Disavows Business Partner Caught Running a Tech Support Scam
Computer tech support scams are reappearing locally
Norton Antivirus tech support scam lands Symantec reseller in hot water
Avoiding Tech Support Scams While you might be able to spot an obvious scam from a mile away, friends and family may need some warning.
Be aware of an increase in computer tech support scams  http://www.9news.com/news/aware-increase-computer-tech-support-scams/37332145
Hawaii tallies second-most reported scams in U.S.  http://khon2.com/2016/02/02/bbb-hawaii-tallies-second-most-reported-scams-in-u-s/
Colorado attorney general issues warning about tech support scams  http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-business/ci_29473208/colorado-attorney-general-issues-warning-about-tech-support
Fake Flash update malware targets gullible Apple users (Scareware) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/08/fake_flash_update_apple_scareware/
Scammed in 2015? It was probably one of these 10 cons  http://www.knoxnews.com/business/scammed-in-2015-it-was-probably-one-of-these-10-cons-2acf3c75-baa7-7d5a-e053-0100007fc917-368083811.html
Satak Support Announces the Release of Their New Software That Helps Users Combat ‘Tech Support Scams’ Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2831484#ixzz3zuU3wU00
Avoid scams targeting computer owners  http://stillwatergazette.com/2016/02/09/column-avoid-scams-targeting-computer-owners/
Beware of computer scammers  http://www.gonzalesinquirer.com/news/beware-of-computer-scammers/article_7ed70a24-cf4c-11e5-9a41-3f31b42102e2.html
Top 10 Consumer Complaints: Identity theft complaints spike in Wisconsin. Identity theft complaints increased nearly 80 percent from 2014, moving up to 3rd place on the list.  http://wbay.com/2016/02/09/identity-theft-complaints-spike-on-list-of-top-10-consumer-complaints/
More about Computer and Telephone Scams  http://www.thedailyreporter.com/news/20160209/more-about-computer-and-telephone-scams
Technology break-down: FYXIT  http://www.illinoishomepage.net/current/current-live-guests/technology-break-down-fyxit
Google Cracks Down On Deceptive Download Buttons  http://www.techlicious.com/blog/google-cracks-down-on-deceptive-download-button-safe-browsing/
PC ‘Tech Support’ Cold-Call Scam Resources  http://avien.net/blog/pc-support-scam-resources/
Avoid and report Mozilla tech support scams  https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/avoid-and-report-mozilla-tech-support-scams
Remove Tech Support Scam pop-up (Call For Support Scam)  https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-tech-support-scam-popups/
Avoid tech support phone scams  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx
FTC Tech Support Scams  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0346-tech-support-scams
Beware! Top 10 scams and how not to be a victim  http://www.wbir.com/money/beware-top-10-scams-and-how-not-to-be-a-victim/40346423
Guidry: How to handle increasing tech support scams
Attorney general: Watch out for computer virus scams
Crooks Cleverly Impersonate ISPs in New Type of Tech Support Scam
Double Oak Police Beat: Tech Support Scams
Researchers discover customized support scams that detect IPs
How to Recover From a Tech-Support Scam About 3.3 million people are victimized by unsolicited technical support scams every year. Here’s what to do if you’re one of them. Read more   http://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T048-C000-S002-how-to-recover-from-a-tech-support-scam.html#xswOVeZFA7R7rhSC.99\
Deconstructing IT Support Scammers That Use LinkedIn  http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2016/04/deconstructing-it-support-scammers-that-use-linkedin/
Tech-support scammers claim your email has been hacked  http://www.networkworld.com/article/3052820/security/tech-support-scammers-claim-your-email-has-been-hacked.html
BBB: Beware newest tech support scam  http://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/bbb-beware-newest-tech-support-scam
Spear phishers target gullible Brits more than anyone else – survey Ransomware, 0days, malware, scams… all are up, says Symantec  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/12/symantec_cyber_threat_report/
Security snapshot reveals massive personal data loss  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36024570
Beware Scams in Your Google Alerts Bogus links can find their way into the Web search results that Google delivers to your inbox. Read more at  http://www.kiplinger.com/article/business/T048-C011-S001-beware-scams-and-spam-in-your-google-alerts-emails.html#VbbXKTrQbuHHbhS1.99
Biz Break: Symantec says 500 million IDs stolen or hacked last year http://www.siliconbeat.com/2016/04/12/biz-break-symantec-says-500-million-ids-stolen-hacked-last-year/
Half a billion identities were stolen or exposed online in 2015 http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-04/12/identity-theft-symantec-security-2015-amount
Hackers going corporate with new attack attitudes, research shows Enterprise victims dangerously fudging on breach stats, hacker thirst for passwords waning and two-factor authentication recommended  http://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-going-corporate-with-new-attack-attitudes-research-shows/
Online scams ‘target Apple customers for richer pickings’  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36033314
Symantec Reveals Six Top Security Trends  http://www.cutimes.com/2016/04/13/symantec-reveals-six-top-security-trends?ref=hp-top-stories
Aussies continue to be targeted by tech support scams Symantec blocked more than 100 million malware exploit kits relating to tech support scams in 2015 http://www.cio.com.au/article/597864/aussies-continue-targeted-by-tech-support-scams/
8 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-levin/8-ways-to-protect-your-pr_b_9690462.html
Cybercrime Increases As Online Crooks Grow Smarter: Report  http://www.techtimes.com/articles/149847/20160414/cybercrime-increases-as-online-crooks-grow-smarter-report.htm
More scammers targeting cellphones New survey finds millennials are most vulnerable  http://www.news4jax.com/consumer/more-scammers-targeting-cellphones
43% of All Cyber Attacks Targeted at Small Businesses Many hackers are viewing smaller firms as a ‘back door’ to larger corporations when attempting to steal sensitive data  http://is4profit.com/43-of-all-cyber-attacks-targeted-at-small-businesses/
Cybersecurity Threats: The Risk Is Real In Malaysia http://www.malaysiandigest.com/technology/605954-cybersecurity-threats-the-risk-is-real-in-malaysia.html
Tech-support scams sneak into your computer  http://www.app.com/story/money/business/consumer/press-on-your-side/2016/04/29/microsoft-scam/83642100/
Tech support scams gain sophistication, now using malware  http://www.scmagazine.com/tech-support-scams-gain-sophistication-now-using-malware/article/497010/
Tech support scammers take tips from ransomware to make you pay up  They’re getting serious by locking your system before demanding a fee.  http://www.zdnet.com/article/tech-support-scammers-learn-lessons-from-ransomware-to-lock-your-pc/
On Your Side: Avoid tech support scams  http://www.wtvm.com/story/32094586/on-your-side-avoid-tech-support-scams
FBI: Extortion e-mail, tech support scam-bags turning up the heat http://www.networkworld.com/article/3078165/security/fbi-extortion-e-mail-tech-support-scam-bags-turning-up-the-heat.html
FBI Warns of a Few New Tricks in Tech Support Scams Scammers pose as government agents, ISP employees, more Read more:  http://news.softpedia.com/news/fbi-warns-of-a-few-new-tricks-in-tech-support-scams-504832.shtml#ixzz4CSuhzzaM
United States: FTC Adds Three New Defendants In Tech Support Scam Case  http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/497998/Consumer+Trading+Unfair+Trading/FTC+Adds+Three+New+Defendants+In+Tech+Support+Scam+Case
“It was a nightmare!” Two women get caught up in tech support scam  http://fox6now.com/2016/06/05/it-was-a-nightmare-two-women-get-caught-up-in-tech-support-scam/
Ways to protect yourself from high tech scams http://www.kare11.com/entertainment/television/programs/news-at-4/ways-to-protect-yourself-from-high-tech-scams/237176337
Tech support scams evolve into new forms http://www.yourwestvalley.com/business/article_830c468c-2e9b-11e6-813f-a3f38b1d7e0a.html
BBB on Seniors: Be aware of online, over-the-phone tech support scams http://www.chron.com/news/article/BBB-on-Seniors-Be-aware-of-online-8209996.php
Scamwatch: computer support fraud – a new twist Criminals are targeting internet users with bogus messages.  http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/06/23/scamwatch-computer-support-fraud-a-new-twist/
Fraudsters impersonate victims’ ISPs in new tech support scam Suspicious ads help provide the scammers with all the info they need.  https://www.grahamcluley.com/2016/06/fraudsters-impersonate-victims-isp-new-tech-support-scam/
Tech support scams target victims via their ISP  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36084989
New ‘tech support’ scams target victims by impersonating telcos – how to protect yourself http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/22/new-tech-support-scams-target-victims-by-impersonating-telcos/
World’s Biggest Scams You Need to Know [Infographic]  http://blog.pawnhero.ph/worlds-biggest-scams-you-need-to-know/
Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets  http://www.computerworld.com/article/3097576/malware-vulnerabilities/feds-shut-down-tech-support-scammers-freeze-assets.html
Here’s how fake telephone tech support scams work  http://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-fake-telephone-tech-support-scams-work/
New ‘tech support’ scams target victims by impersonating telcos – how to protect yourself  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/22/new-tech-support-scams-target-victims-by-impersonating-telcos/
The hunt for tech support scammers  https://blog.malwarebytes.com/threat-analysis/criminals/2016/05/the-hunt-for-tech-support-scammers/
What Seniors (And Their Children) Need To Know About Tech Support Scams http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2016/08/07/what-seniors-and-their-children-need-to-know-about-tech-support-scams/#739116812631
Tech support scammers get serious with screen lockers  https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2016/05/tech-support-scammers-get-serious-with-screen-lockers/
Researcher scams fake tech support scammer, infects scammer’s PC with Locky ransomware  http://www.networkworld.com/article/3105346/security/researcher-scams-fake-tech-support-scammer-infects-scammer-s-pc-with-locky-ransomware.html
Guy Tricks Tech Support Scammers Into Installing Ransomware  http://www.ubergizmo.com/2016/08/tech-support-scammers-install-ransomware/
This Windows Activation Scam Talks to You So You Won’t Forget to Call & Pay Read more:  http://news.softpedia.com/news/this-windows-activation-scam-talks-to-you-so-you-won-t-forget-to-call-pay-507191.shtml#ixzz4JddM8RGK
Don’t be victim of tech-savvy scam artists  http://www.tcpalm.com/business/bargainista/dont-be-a-victim-of-tech-savvy-scam-artists-3a31fecc-3799-46cb-e053-0100007fdc00–390477931.html
Tech support scam dangers and how to avoid  http://www.mydaytondailynews.com/news/business/tech-support-scam-dangers-and-how-to-avoid/nsDCS/
Tales from the Cybersecurity Desk: Tech Support Scams  http://blogs.air-watch.com/2016/08/tales-cybersecurity-desk-tech-support-scams/#.V9D0OZh95aR
Tech support scam takes new spin  http://www.cantonrep.com/entertainmentlife/20160821/tech-support-scam-takes-new-spin
Bondi: Multi-million dollar tech support scam shut down Bondi’s office said people were scammed out of more than $25 million  http://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/bondi-multi-million-dollar-tech-support-scam-shut-down
Seven victims lose $24,000 to scammer  http://www.clintonherald.com/opinion/seven-victims-lose-to-scammer/article_fb6f3cd8-66d6-11e6-905e-6366ce52db80.html
Tech support scams and Google Chrome tricks  https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/social-engineering-cybercrime/2016/08/tech-support-scams-and-google-chrome-tricks/
Seniors are becoming more scam-savvy  http://www.macon.com/news/business/article98641267.html
BBB Names Top Scams of August  http://www.bbb.org/boston/news-events/news-releases/2016/09/bbb-names-top-scams-of-august/
Florida Attorney General obtains court order temporarily shutting down alleged tech support scam
Chrome Browsers Threatened by a New Crafty Hijacking Trick  http://virusguides.com/chrome-browsers-threatened-new-crafty-hijacking-trick/
Avoiding Tech Support Scams  http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local/2-wants-to-know/avoiding-tech-support-scams/311965137
3 On Your Side: Tech Support Scams  http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/08/30/3-on-your-side-tech-support-scams/
Sneaky Tech Support Scammers Invent New Tricks to Fool Google Chrome Users http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sneaky-tech-support-scammers-use-fake-addresses-alert-dialog-boxes-to-trick-google-chrome-users/

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