While not a new scam, it’s one that continues to target British Columbians. This blog serves as a reminder about what to watch out for when it comes to the tech support/Microsoft scam.
How does this scam work? Basically, you get a call from someone claiming to be from tech support (usually Windows or Microsoft) and stating your computer has a problem. Their goals may include getting remote control of your computer to access your private information or install malicious software, or convincing you to give them your credit card information to make phony charges.
Three ways to tell if it’s a tech support scam call:
If you’ve been the victim of this scam, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.