Reported by Ed Kushner, Security/Safety Operations Committee
Avoiding tech support scams
July 16, 2018
by Carol Kando-Pineda
Attorney, Division of Consumer and Business Education
You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way.