Tech Support Scams Keep Coming

On October 18, the FBI issued a warning about tech scammers social engineering their way on to your desktop by getting you to install remote access software. That ultimately gives them access to your computer and your financial accounts. FBI Warns Public to Beware of Tech Support Scammers Targeting Financial Accounts Using Remote Desktop Software — FBI

This is not new, yet people continue to take the bait after years of ongoing tech scams. The losses are pretty staggering. Since 2021, people have lost more than $347 million due to this social engineering scam. These scam emails are still getting through Office 365 spam filters. I saw this one recently with expanded lettering in graphics form to avoid detection.

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The link used was a LinkedIn short link and redirect to a scam page. Linkedin in short links are a problem. See our blog post.on this. Scammers will continue to evolve their tactics to try to get you to call back. and install remote access software. Never let an unsolicited person install any software remotely on your machine. A giant red flag is a renewal charge to an anti-virus service you probably don’t even have, a phony geek squad or Microsoft support landing web page that tells you they discovered malware on your machine. Tech support scams are only one type of call back scam to look out for. Always question unexpected charges, unexpected email and don’t call them back. DEL KEY.