The Bbb released a consumer alert for Microsoft computer users.
The rip-off comes after Microsoft revealed it is no longer providing technical support, software updates, or bug repairs for Windows 7 os, according to BBB
BBB cautions scammers might attempt to deceive individuals into spending for an “Expiring windows license” they do not need.
The normal scam involves a call from a person who states they are a Microsoft employee and advises a system upgrade that requires a yearly fee, according to BBB.
Fraudsters may also request remote access to your computer system – putting the user at threat for identity theft.
How to Safeguard Yourself from Tech Scams:
- Don’t rely on unsolicited callers. Reliable companies don’t call consumers without their approval.
- Check uncommon claims. If someone calls you claiming you have an issue you had no concept existed, do not take their word for it. Hang up and do some research prior to you accept any help.
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- Never ever allow a complete stranger remote access to your computer system. If you have a genuine tech problem, get help from a credible company or person.
- Get tech information directly from the source. If your computer runs Windows, for example, discover updates, brand-new os, and tech assistance directly from Microsoft.
- Check you are on the main site or calling the genuine support line prior to you share individual details or pay any cash.
In the BBB Fraud Tracker reports, victims report that they were currently using Windows 10 when they got a call declaring they required to update.
For more info visit the BBB site
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