Someone calls and says they’re a computer technician. They might say they’re from a well-known company like Microsoft or Apple, or maybe your internet service provider.
They tell you there are viruses or malware on your computer, and you’ll have to provide remote access to your computer or buy new software to fix it.
These scammers might want to sell you useless services, steal your credit card number, or send you a file to click on, which gives them access to your computer to install malware, which could then let them see everything you do, including your banking credentials.
The tech support scam losses amounted to more than $347 million in 2021 according to the FBI’s Internet Crime Report. Additionally, most victims, almost 60 percent, report to be over 60 years of age, and experience at least 68 percent of the losses