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How to Spot a Tech Support Scam Artist

Want to learn how to spot a scam artist on the phone who is trying to gain access to your computer?

Here’s the scam…

You receive a phone call from someone pretending to be a computer technician from a large, well-known and trusted company. This person’s mission is to lead you to believe that there is something scary happening with your computer. More often than not, they will tell you that your computer has a virus. Once you become concerned, they will ask you for remote access to your computer to run a diagnostic test. Don’t be April Fooled…or any kind of fooled!

Here’s the truth…

These scams are similar to the IRS scams you may have heard of where a scammer calls to try to frighten you into giving them money. They may tell you to pay or you will incur large fines, be prosecuted or even go to jail! The reality is that neither the IRS nor legitimate computer tech companies would ever phone you, text you or email you.

Here’s the solution…

If you receive a call you don’t expect from someone who claims to be a computer technician and warns you of a serious issue with your computer, hang up.

If you think there may be an actual problem with your computer, call or go to someone you know and trust – an experienced, knowledgeable computer tech service like Computer “A” Services. Voted Star of the South by Daytona Beach News Journal readers, Computer “A” Services has been New Smyrna Beach’s trusted source for computer service, sales and parts for over 20 years.