Saturday, June 24, 2017

An #Outsider Newsflash (Special W-End Edition): On Tech-Support Scams Courtesy of @US-CERT)

Please be advised as our team has also seen this periodically--Be Forewarned--it is a scam!!

Onward to the New Week with all its' possibilities!!

U.S. Department of Homeland Security US-CERT
National Cyber Awareness System:

06/23/2017 04:09 PM EDT

Original release date: June 23, 2017The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on technical-support scams. In these schemes, deceptive tech-support operations offer to fix problems that don't exist, placing calls or sending pop-ups to make people think their computers are infected with viruses. Users should not give control of their computers to any stranger offering to fix problems.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Alert and the US-CERT Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.

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