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That’s all the scammer really needs to make his point, without even scanning or checking whether the process in question is the real one or a piece of malware.Having finished the diagnostic in a record 5 minutes, the technician proceeds to the sales part of his script.They imagine we sold it to them (often scammers impersonate big brands) and it is heart breaking to have to let them know they were conned and may never see their money again.The best protection against tech support scams remains user awareness and extreme caution whenever facing one of those fake warnings.If you, or someone you know has already been scammed, feel free to check out our resource page for additional information on how to recover from these attacks and prevent further damage and unexpected costs. Please consult our Help & Resource Page ] Have you ever received a call from someone with a heavy Indian accent from Microsoft saying your computer had errors or viruses?
This time he opened up the Task Manager and pointed out a particular process called returns several pages that promote registry scanners to look for errors associated with that file name, as well as descriptions labeling this process as a Trojan.
Sadly, Microsoft’s central log and error reporting tool can all too easily be leveraged thanks to those yellow and red warnings, which the majority of the time are perfectly normal.
Of course, for a scammer it’s the perfect way of claiming those are infections or viruses.
The crooks’ one and only weapon is social engineering since they rely on people believing their made up stories.
If you are able to spot fake alerts and pop ups, stay away from them and do not call the toll free number.
It is a sad state of affairs when tech support scammers are not ashamed of using lies to sell their products and services but also double cross their partners, thereby inflicting brand and reputation damage.