Giving a support scammer access to your PC can give you more problems than any imaginary virus, especially if you refuse to pay for his ‘service’.
More cold-call/support scam information.
David Harley describes a support scam that uses a slightly different twist, misrepresenting the output from Windows Task Manager.
Internet Storm Center is running a poll on Fake Tech Support Calls, also the topic of a paper for VB 2012.
Pointers on how to recognize PC support/coldcalling/ammyy.com/logmein.com scams before you hand over any cash.
Why you really might prefer to pay for AV security. Free Fall or Free-for-All?
Cold-call scammers now claim to be AV support staff, but misuse a widening range of system utilities to con victims into believing they have malware.
As well as misusing Event Viewer, ASSOC or a system CLSID, scammers hijack “prefetch” and “inf” to con victims into believing they have malware.
Like everyone else, law enforcement is expected to perform miracles of efficiency. But it’s not all about financial analysis: there is no such thing as victimless crime.
Information and resources regarding tricks used by coldcall/support desk scammers
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