A more clever way the scammers may try to reach you is bytricking you into downloading malware onto your PC,which then flashes a warning that you have a virus and need to contact tech support to have it removed. Again,that’s not the way legitimate security software works.
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Can you get scammed by giving your computer to a scammer?
鈥淯nfortunately there are many stories from people who give a scammer access to their computer and are then conned into giving access to online banking. Some are also tricked into providing iTunes gift card numbers over the phone to these scammers,鈥?Ms Rickard said.
What are the most common computer scams?
The Microsoft Scam First on our list of common computer scams is the infamous Microsoft scam. A voice on the phone tells you Microsoft has detected a problem with your computer. They are eager to help you fix it. The technician leads you through a process that gives him access to your computer.
What are scammers and how can you spot them?
Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses or the police so they can get access to computers and steal money or banking information.
How do remote access scams work?
Remote access scams. Remote access scams try to convince you that you have a computer or internet problem and that you need to buy new software to fix the problem. The scammer will phone you and pretend to be a staff member from a large telecommunications or computer company, such as Telstra, the NBN or Microsoft.