Anatomy of a Scam: The “Windows Tech Support” Con

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It’s one of the biggest scams on the web, and it still goes on. The fact that it persists strongly suggests that the scam still works, and with VOIP offering a low cost overhead for endless cold calling, these characters have the means to call as many people as they can fit into a working day.

But let’s not be charitable. This isn’t work, but crime. It’s theft, pure and simple.

Source: Anatomy of a Scam: The “Windows Tech Support” Con Examined

It is important staff people are aware of this as well as the doctor. Team members may be afraid that they have compromised the system in some way and want to make it right before the doctor finds out.

The full article at the link includes steps to take if you fall prey to this scam.

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