Articles tagged: tech support scam

Malware Detected

It Pays to Be Skeptical

If we would all be a little more skeptical, we’d be safer and the internet would be a more trustworthy place.

Scammer Calling

Tip of the Day: “They” Will Never Call You

Phone Support: What You Expect

Searching for a Technical Support Support Phone Number? Avoid This Huge Trap

There is no support phone number for major free services. So what’s up with the phone numbers in search results?

Avoiding Tech Support Scams

What do you do when you suddenly find yourself on the phone with a scammer? Step One: Be Skeptical!

Answers

How to Find Software Support

Finding support for software and services can be a challenge. I’ll breakdown the places to look and the steps to take.

Remote Desktop option in Windows 10

Disabling Remote Access Doesn’t Disable All Remote Access

You can disable Remote Access in Windows, but don’t be fooled: that doesn’t disable all types of remote access.

Phone Scam

Is My ISP Calling Me to Clear Up My Problems with Windows?

In a brazen scam attempt, you may get a phone call from someone claiming to be your ISP or other service provider to “help” you with your Windows problems. Don’t fall for it.

A scene showing a concerned individual at their computer, receiving a scam phone call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft, aiming to assist with non-existent computer errors.

I Got a Call from Microsoft and Allowed Them Access to My Computer. What Do I Do Now?

A very common scam has people supposedly from Microsoft, your ISP, or other authorities calling to help you with computer problems. Don’t fall for it.