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Tips For Protecting Yourself From "Tech Support" Scams

Lately, we have seen an uptick in the amount of reported "Tech Support" scams.

While not a new technique for scammers, it is a popular one because of the trust that scammers can leverage by pretending to be an authority on the security of your device. Scammers want you to believe you have a serious problem with your computer, like a virus. They want you to pay for tech support services you don't need, to fix a problem that doesn't exist.

Below, we've listed some helpful ways for you to protect yourself from this type of scam:

6 Ways to Avoid Tech Support Scams

Please be vigilant - educating yourself on how scammers work is one of the best ways to defend yourself!