Something that concerns a lot of people is the condition of their PC after the scam.
Many find themselves partially taken in before installing the software, or worse, after installing it.
She discusses how she first learned her name was being used without her consent and how she’s fighting back against this scam.We suggest that in addition to hanging up and reporting the callers that you also consider abandoning your landline, if practical. Christian Cawley is Make Use Of's security and Linux editor, with extensive experience in IT desktop and software support.Should mobile numbers then be targeted, whitelisting and blacklisting call management apps can be used to block them, Have you fallen victim to the Windows tech support scam? Christian is a regular contributor to print publications such as Linux User & Developer, as well as a number of specials: Raspberry Pi for Beginners, Expert Android, The i Pad Book Vol 6, Word Press…Perhaps you saw the mouse pointer moving around and felt something was wrong.Perhaps you ended the call and switched off your PC. perhaps you gave access to the scammer, believed their lie, and paid up.If so, you’re probably safe, but make sure you run a scan with your anti-virus software and Malwarebytes’s Antimalware tool.