Windows 10: tech support scams

Discus and support tech support scams in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; What if someone did give remote access to one of these tech support scams? What can they expect and what do they do about it?... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by noraje, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. noraje Win User

    tech support scams


    What if someone did give remote access to one of these tech support scams? What can they expect and what do they do about it?

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    noraje, Feb 13, 2020
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  2. Ms tech support is it a scam?

    As already mentioned: Yes that's a scam.

    All these kind of pop-ups are fake warnings - scams. Never ever call these numbers.

    Please read:
    PSA: Tech Support Scams Pop-Ups on the Rise


    Use the Task Manager to close your browser:

    How to Use the New Task Manager in Windows 8 or 10

    If you use Edge, see all of
    GreginMich
    's replies here:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_scanning/system-error/dcccc74e-fb98-43a8-8579-956692a40982


    Clear your temporary internet files and reboot. Do not restore the browser session.

    After the reboot, the pop-up should be gone.

    If not, follow the steps provided here: Remove Tech Support Scam pop-up (Call For Support Scam)

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    Also read/watch:


    Beware of Phony Tech Support Scams

    Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page

    Fake Tech Support Scams – video from the MS Digital Crimes Unit

     
    Jsssssssss, Feb 13, 2020
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  3. Rob Koch Win User
    Rob Koch, Feb 13, 2020
    #3
  4. tech support scams

    Tech Support Scam

    Warning: There are "Tech Support Scams" pretending to be Windows 10 Support and Activation Technologies. Please be vigilant. Microsoft never calls or emails users to inform them their license is expiring, accounts will be closed or they need access to
    sensitive information such as passwords or banking information. Neither should you get an email. Learn more in the following article:

    PSA: Beware of Windows 10 Activation Tech Support Scams

    http://www.groovypost.com/news/beware-of-window...

    Report it:

    Scam

    Tech support scams - Windows Defender Security ... - Microsoft

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/wdsi/threats/su...

    Protect yourself from tech support scams - Microsoft Support

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/401340...

    If you believe sensitive information such as bank passwords might have been compromised, go to another computer and change it immediately. Contact your bank to let them know of any suspicious activities.

    Change your other passwords for services such as emails and other important web sites you visit.

    Have a notepad near by so you can write down the new passwords.

    Enable two factor authentication on your Microsoft Account:

    How To Enable Microsoft Two Factor Authentication - groovyPost

    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/enable-microso...

    Let friends and family know on social media, they should not accept any request begging for money or disclose sensitive information, since someone might be pretending to be you.
     
    Andre for Directly, Feb 13, 2020
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