You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way.
The long-awaited 2018 World Cup is underway. Fans from across the world have flocked to Russia in support of their favorite teams.
If you’re in a small business, you probably need a way for people to pay you – and ways to lower your costs. Scammers have been working both of those angles, promising businesses that they can save on leases of credit card processing equipment. They’ve also been promising that businesses can cancel any time.
Why are you getting so many calls? Odds are, many of the calls you’re getting are from scammers.
In the business world, “leads” refer to the contact information of potential customers. In the scam world, it means the same thing.
Consumers are reporting a new imposter scam — this time the callers are pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). According to reports, the callers are telling people they may be entitled to money, and they are asking people for their personal information to determine if they are eligible.
Scammers pretending to be with the FTC or with FTC refund administrators are calling, asking for remote access to your computer.