Beware of that accident scam call or text: losing money isn't the only risk.
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Even if you really do have an infected system, it doesn't mean that anyone who rings out of the blue knows as much about you and your PC as they want you to think.
Pointers on how to recognize PC support/coldcalling/ammyy.com/logmein.com scams before you hand over any cash.
Information and resources regarding tricks used by coldcall/support desk scammers
Many companies and sites offering support are basing their appeal to visitors to their web sites on bona fides that are pretty difficult to verify.
...the scammer doesn't need you to edit the registry to find the CLSID he's looking for. He simply has to persuade you to run the ASSOC command...
...And therein lies a problem that goes beyond support scams. The telephone network, like the Internet, isn't very good at recognizing national boundaries. Which is why I have a couple of rules of thumb when it comes to cold callers...
Speaking of the October 2010 ThreatSense report, which includes an article on fake support and AV… A few days ago I wrote an article about fake support scams, a topic I've addressed before for Security Week – Fake AV, Fake Support -and here on the ESET blog. What was missing, I guess, was that extra edge