Beware of Tech Support Scams!!

Have you, yes you, getting call from "Microsoft", telling your computer got Viruses?
Or when you browsing a site and suddenly this thing pops up in your face?
F***ed up.
And, of course, some people which isn't tech savvy enough, would call number listed on screen.
Then it's how you're scammed!

HOW THIS THING WORKS:

 

STAGE ONE : BREAKING ON

  • Cold call from someone that's claiming from Microsoft, or big companies. Most of time, it came from India. Or, in some cases:
  • Fake website with fake warnings like one before, and also malwares as well.
 

STAGE TWO : THANK YOU TO LETTING ME IN

  • After getting called (heavy Indian accent), they told you to visit site which downloads the PC remote control software like LogMeIn123, Ammyy, TeamViewer (All of them is legitimate applications, especially TeamViewer)
  • Then, they telling there's a lot of  "problems", which can be fixed by money.
  • And also, they taking your documents, stealing them.

STAGE THREE : PAYMENT AND IDENTITIES 

  • The scammer then opens notepad to telling you the invoices and total cost, at least something like this one
    The invoice
  • The scammer guides you to either doing this:
    • Open Notepad and type your personal details
    • Or in some cases, opens a website and typing your personal information as well.
  • After that, the scammer telling you this is "One Time Charge", but infact, the charge itself isn't one time. But multiple times even to five times!

STAGE FOUR : NOT EVEN SINGLE F*** GIVEN

  • If the step three fails, then scammer done something like this:
    • Locking your system by Windows built in 'syskey' command
    • Deletes driver on your computer
    • File deletion, sometimes makes PC unbootable.
  • Sometimes leaves swears on LogMeIn123 chat.


IF YOU HAVE BEEN F***ED UP:

  • Revoke their remote access. Or restart your computer.
  • Scan your computer for malware, viruses, by using an antivirus. They may drop the keylogger to your PC.
  • Change your password (Facebook, banking, Windows password, etc). The longer the password, the harder the hacker would breach.

IF YOUR MONEY HAS BEEN EXTORTED:

  • Contact bank provider, or credit card issuer to block IMMIDIATELY the credit card.
  • Report the FTC, ScamWatch (depending on your country) as Identity Theft.
  • Do the password change.

For more information, head over to the Malwarebytes Blog., or watch one Scambaiter on action here.

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