RIT Information Security Advisory - Windows Tech Support Scam
The Windows Tech Support phone scam is sweeping the country and you may have already received a call from the scammers.
Why I’m Receiving This
The Windows phone support scam is ensnaring many victims:
Phone call from Microsoft—Many people have received calls from people purporting to either work directly for or contracted by Microsoft and that Microsoft is aware of problems with your computer or has seen spam coming from your computer. They ask you to turn on your computer and navigate to and log in to a webpage. (After you log in, the scammer has access to your computer and you've installed malware.) You'll be asked for credit card information, and they will charge you to remove the alleged malware they found (and installed).
For More Information
- Avoid Tech Support Phone Scams http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx
- BBB Alerts Residents to Microsoft Tech Support Scam http://www.bbb.org/blog/2013/07/bbb-alerts-residents-to-microsoft-tech-s...
- We're With Windows: The Anatomy of a Cold-Calling Scam http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/were-windows-anatomy-cold-calling-s...