We’ve seen several “Facebook recovery” accounts on Facebook, some of them sharing a shortened URL masking a phishing page, asking credentials and payment details. Some of them were even offering technical support services.
Tech support scam pop-ups are on the rise and the latest wave is also affecting Mac users. Scary warnings about imaginary viruses take over your screen and can be difficult to close. Tips and advice in this post and most importantly, a reminder that you need to refrain from calling the toll-free number at all costs.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a public service announcement warning about a “new twist to the telephone tech support scam”. This new type of scam goes beyond the social engineering aspect and threatens users with actual malware. Find out what this scam is about and most importantly how to stop and/or avoid it.