Consumer Tips On Tech Support Scams

April 04, 2014

computer keyboardBBB offers the following tips to avoid tech support scams:

  • Don’t turn over control of your computer or give your computer password to someone you don’t know.
  • Do not give banking, credit card or other personal information to a strange caller.
  • If a caller notifies you that he or she has detected a virus or other threat to your computer, hang up.
  • If you have any concerns about your computer, contact your security software company directly and ask for help.
  • If you do pay for tech support services, pay with a credit card in case you need to challenge the charge. Do not send money via a wire service.
  • Check BBB Business Reviews by going to or by calling 314-645-3300.

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